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Benefits of Dancing

  • Consider these facts:

    * Dance contributes to increased personal confidence.
    * Olympic athletes often include dance in their training to sharpen their control, agility, speed and balance.
    * Dance is considered to be one of the top five physical activities, out of 60 studied.
    * Dance contributes to good posture and body alignment.
    * Dancing encourages gentle stretching.
    * Dance increases your flexibility and stamina.

    With the pressures of job and social obligations tugging us every which way, it's more and more difficult to find time for exercise. Maybe that's why Americans are struggling with their weight and health more than ever. It's no secret that moderate exercise, and sensible eating habits, are the key to remaining trim and

    fit. However, the thought of spending thirty minutes on a treadmill, or jogging around the block five times is out of the question for many of us. Dancing works like a stress and tension reducer. For people on a hectic schedule it can become a passion that helps you improve your attitude and increase your confidence in both social and business situations. That's what makes dance the ideal exercise! After all, dancing is a mild aerobic workout, minus the boring part! When you take dance lessons, you make exercise a fun and enjoyable social event, every night of the week. Your dance "work out" takes place with pleasant music and everyone's in a good mood. It's fun.

  • As an aerobic exercise, dance benefits your cardiovascular system as you swing and sway from hips to shoulders. Some doctors recommend thirty minutes of dance, three times per week. Ever since the International Olympic Committee gave ballroom dancing provisional recognition, it has been getting a lot of attention as a true athletic activity. One look at the fitness level and physiques of professional ballroom competitors, trainers and dance teachers is proof of its virtues. "It's most frequently compared to ice dancing, and no one would question the athletic ability of an ice skater. Since we work without gliding across ice, it's possible that a competitive ballroom dancer might even be in better shape than a figure skater. Many people turn to ballroom dance when more traditional exercise programs fall by the wayside, either because of injuries or sheer boredom. Ballroom dance is a low impact activity. This makes it accessible to people of at any age or fitness level. With less emphasis on "going for the burn" and more on having fun; the weight loss, improved circulation and aerobic conditioning emerges as a wonderful side effect.

    Ritz Ballroom Dance Studio Students gain many benefits through becoming better dancers. While developing your dancing skills you should not be surprised if you:

    * Get more fun and enjoyment out of your social life.
    * Enjoy increased self confidence.
    * Meet new people and make new friends.
    * Improve your overall health.
    * Feel more at ease in social situations.
    * Find the exercise and fitness you've wanted.
    * Make your partner happy.
    * Enjoy attending more parties.
    * Find your business relationships improving.
    * Acquire more grace and poise.
    * Overcome shyness.
    * Relieve stress.
    * Stand out on the dance floor.
    * Never have to say "no" to a dance invitation.
    * Discover recreation or entertainment in a new way.
    * Feel refreshed and relaxed.