What Are the Benefits of Ballroom Dancing with a Partner?

August 18, 2015

Any type of dance can have a number of positive benefits on your physical health and wellness, but ballroom dancing in particular is a great way to get in better shape while enjoying the company of a partner. If you’ve been considering taking ballroom dance classes, here’s a look at some of the benefits you will enjoy once you begin learning the art of ballroom dance.

Improved balance

Not all dancers are born naturally graceful, but those who regularly practice ballroom dance tend to have exceptional balance and strength. The quick turns and swift movements of ballroom dance will help build the muscles in the lower body and allow you to remain balanced and stable throughout each routine.

Increased flexibility

When you dance, you will move in ways much different than your normal routine. This can improve your flexibility and tone your muscles over time. Before each ballroom dance class, you and your partner might help each other stretch so that you are able to perform the moves of each dance without injury.

Lasting endurance

Dancing is hard work that keeps your muscles engaged as you move across the floor. As you continue to practice with your partner, you will build more endurance, allowing you to dance longer and move on to more complex steps. Once you build a basic foundation of moves and reduce your fatigue, you can try out more complex twists, lifts, and intricate turns.

Positive mood

Dancing with a partner is a social experience that is shared among each pair of dancers. The communal environment of ballroom dancing might help to boost your mood and improve your self-confidence.

Even if you do not have a partner in mind, you can sign up for ballroom dance classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Tucson. We welcome dancers of all levels, and we can pair you up with a partner to help you develop your skills. To learn more about our classes, call us at (520) 300-5490 today.

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