*This is a partnered post
Beautiful dress – check. Sequins – of course. Ballroom dancing is everywhere you look nowadays, isn’t it? Thanks to shows like ‘Dancing With The Stars’, this elegant art form is definitely back in the spotlight. Not only is dancing fun, but read on to learn how ballroom dance could help you live your best life!
Why is it so popular?
Watching it is one thing. But taking part is something else. It’s a wonderful way for anyone to get back in shape – and be creative.
What benefits does it have?
It has benefits way past those for your body – it helps you make all kinds of interesting social connections. Ballroom also combats stress and boosts self esteem- so what’s not to like, when you think about it?
You could say ballroom dance can change your life – and that would be no exaggeration of any kind. But what reasons do people who actually attend ballroom classes give for its popularity – why do they go?
This is what they told us…
It’s uplifting and creative
Not many things in life are as joyful as expressing artistic movements with your own body, are they? It makes for an amazing creative outlet – as you release your emotions along with the music.
You’ll tone your muscles
You develop more strength and muscle definition by taking part in ballroom – with its fast turns and spins. And in resisting your partner’s body strength as you dance together – and in two stepping – of course
It helps bones and joints
Because dancing is a weight-resisting activity, it helps protect bone density and prevent osteoporosis. It’s a lower impact exercise than jogging or biking so it’s kinder to knees – and causes less injuries.
It makes you more flexible
Getting flexible is a major element of ballroom dancing. Most classes start with stretches and warm ups to protect against straining. And the dancing itself contains plenty of stretching and bending.
You’ll burn fat
Dancing is a low-impact aerobic activity that can boost your metabolism and burn off calories too. In just thirty minutes of dancing, you can burn anywhere between 200-400 – that’s as many asr cycling. And that could help you lose between 0.5-1 pound a week, if your weight’s a concern at all.
It helps condition your body
Any cardiovascular or aerobic activity can help improve heart health, reduce obesity and promote lung capacity. And these benefits can be maximised by dancing for at least half an hour, four times a week.
It improves endurance
Dancing is an effective way to improve general endurance – and’ as you keep training’ the benefits stack up. You’re training your body – in essence – and it gets stronger and tauter as you develop as a dancer. And you’ll notice your fitness improves along with your technique – so it’s worth developing those lifts and turns.
You’ll meet some great people
As we said earlier, when you join a dance class you’ll meet lots of new people who share common interests. So it’s a great way to make social connections – and beats sitting in front of the TV all the time.
Unless you’re watching Dancing With the Stars, of course – and who knows, one day, you might even appear! But whatever happens, we think ballroom dancing will really help you live your best life. And your body will thank you too – so why not give a try?