The Incredible Benefits of Dancing

sjDANCEcoDancing . . . can breathe new life into a tired soul; make a spirit soar; unleash locked-away creativity; unite generations and cultures; inspire new romances or rekindle old ones; trigger long-forgotten memories; and turn sadness into joy . . . . 1 Dancing in itself is pleasurable enough, but this
pleasure is easily multiplied many times over. All it takes is a few moments to discover and reflect upon the extraordinary significance of dance, both historically and today, and its powerful life-supporting, life-enhancing benefits.
Dance is an absolute expression of the whole human being. Fred Astaire Dance Studios (including our dance studio of Schererville) is the only dance company maintaining that concept at the core of its philosophy. We know that dance is an activity capable of enhancing all aspects of life.

Our knowledge of this value, acquired through many years of experience in teaching dance, is reinforced by expert research showing that dance is the one activity that can improve so many features of a person’s life: their physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being.

Physical Benefits
Fitness
Coordination
Balance
Organ Conditoning (heart, lungs, skin)
Flexibility
Strength
Endurance
Sleep
Posture
Reaction/Response Time
Bone Health
Reduced Illness & Injury

Mental Benefits
Intellectual Stimulation
Calculation & Planning
Listening
Sequential Learning
Patterns
Spatial development
Motivation to Learn
Mental Flexibility & Problem Solving
Holistic Thinking (Right & Left Brain Inclusion)
Arts Appreciation
Task Performance (Career, Hobby, Academic, & Chores)
Musicality & Rhythmic Expression
Creative Expression
Imagination
Innovation
Memory
Focus
Emotional Benefits
Fun
Confidence & Poise
Self-Esteem & Sense of Accomplishment
Self-Discipline
Persistence
Mental Relaxation
Accuracy
Openness to New Ideas
Overall Good Mood
Social Benefits
Friendship
Romance
Cooperation
Teamwork
Individual & Group Exploration
Communication
Travel