WHY BALLROOM DANCING ?
Ballroom dancing is a non-vigorous form of exercise and a fantastic way to socialize and have fun!! Dancing is a great way to add an exciting and fun activity to your life.
Physical exercise is very essential to maintain good health- especially your heart. One of the greatest benefits of dance is that it’s a cardiovascular workout which increases flexibility, strength, and balance. It will increase that mid-afternoon stamina needed on the job, strengthen your legs, and will generally tone the body over all. Olympic athletes often dance as part of their training to sharpen their control, agility, and speed. Dancing is a low-impact aerobic activity in a pleasant, fun atmosphere.
Dancing will help you reduce weight and avoid obesity. Depending on what type of dance you choose you can work major muscle groups in your back, legs, buttocks and calves.
In today’s fast-paced world, we sometimes forget to take a moment for ourselves. Mentally, dancing serves as a wonderful stress buster. It provides a temporary escape from your normal daily activities, gives you a chance to relax and concentrate on yourself. A busy day of pressure melts into the background when you step into an evening of dance! Sleep that night is sound and relished. Learning Ballroom Dancing provides an excellent experience in discipline, planning, achievement, self-confidence and pride in your abilities. Your outlook on life also becomes more positive.
Dance lessons are an easy, low-pressure way to meet people, socialize and make new friends. It provides you an opportunity to sharpen your social skills.
A good dancer is a definite plus to social occasions – especially the men. If a man takes the time to become a skilled and confident, but not overly forceful leader, every lady in the room will appreciate his presence. A good dancer does not need to be handsome to be popular. Similarly, a lady who is a good dancer radiates grace and charm, regardless of whether she is a physical beauty. Good dancing and good dancers heighten the atmosphere of an event.
Joy of Dance
Words cannot explain the joy of ballroom dancing. It must be experienced!
Ballroom Dancing has been continuously growing in popularity over the past few years.
The inclusion into the Olympics will only add to the trend that has been shown in movies (“Shall We Dance” with Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere, “Dance with Me” with Vanessa Williams…), and in various print media. In addition, there has been a recent shift in the music industry and “Latino music” has been popularized tremendously.
Healthy Snacks for Dancers
Do you consume healthy snacks before each dance class? Dancers must follow ahealthy diet because dancing uses a lot of energy and burns lots of calories. The last thing you want to do is begin a dance class on an empty stomach. Make sure your pre-class snacks are nutritious and energy-rich…here are a few suggestions.
Foods to eat for a quick energy boost:
• Low-fat yogurt
• Granola (cereal or bars)
• Light soup
• Peanut butter
• Whole wheat bread or crackers
• Fresh fruit
Remember, dancers need to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water with your pre-class snack, and always carry a water bottle with you into the studio.
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