Dancing May Be Good for Your Health
Most of us acknowledge that regular physical activity in general can help keep our bodies healthy as we age. Dancing can be a great mind-body workout. Dancing can help:
- reduce stress and tension
- tone your entire body
- increase energy
- increase muscle tone and coordination
- improve your posture and balance, which can prevent falls
- increase your stamina and flexibility
- lower the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, and depression
- manage weight
- strengthen bones and muscles without hurting your joints (dance is a weight-bearing activity, which builds bones)
- build confidence
- provide opportunities to meet people
Dancing that requires you to remember dance steps and sequences boosts brain power by improving memory skills. A 21 year study published in the June 19, 2003, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found that ballroom dancing at least twice a week made people less likely to develop dementia. Ballroom dancing was the only physical activity in the study that appeared to be associated with a reduced risk of developing dementia. Research also has shown that some people with Alzheimer's disease are able to recall forgotten memories when they dance to music they used to know.
Dancing is a unique form of exercise because it provides the healthy benefits of aerobic exercise while also allowing you to engage in a social activity. The physical aspect of dancing increases blood flow to the brain. The social aspect of the activity leads to less stress, depression, and loneliness. Dancing requires memorizing steps and working with a partner, both of which provide mental challenges that are crucial for brain health. Dancing may help you to be both intellectually stimulated and physically active.
Private lessons are important to refining your dancing skills. Individual, personalized attention will be given to improve your technical, musical, dance vocabulary and partnering skills which will give you the confidence to dance well in any situation. Because the lesson will be tailored to suit your needs and interests, our teachers are well-versed in a wide variety of dances.
Your first private lesson is free, so we can introduce you to the studio and give you guidance on what program would be best for you.
Lesson pricing varies from $75 - $95 a lesson depending on what package you purchase.
TO BOOK PRIVATE LESSONS:
You may book your Private Lessons by calling our studio at 301-951-3660, dropping by, or online through our ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM
Missed Appointment and Cancellation Policy.
If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please give 24 hours advance notice, to ensure that you will not be charged for the appointment. If less than 24 hours notice is given and we are unable to fill your time slot, you will be expected to pay for the appointment.