Dancing is one of the best ways to maintain an active lifestyle. It’s fun, interactive and most of all, it gets us moving. Unfortunately, many of us seem to be born with two left feet, which means we can’t dance to save our lives. However, don’t worry because there are dance classes that can help you cure this condition.
Also, if you want to keep fit but don’t like the idea of exercising, you can take dance lessons instead. There are many forms of dance, from ballroom and ballet to salsa and zumba, which can accommodate all preferences. Therefore, there is no reason why you shouldn’t hone your dance skills. Taking dance lessons also offers more benefits than staying in shape.
Here are some benefits of taking dance lessons.
1.It improves balance
Unlike other workouts, dancing engages your body in different movements in all directions. Therefore, your mind learns to coordinate with your body to improve balance. Having a good balance means that you will notice an improvement in your posture over time. You will also be able to perform daily activities with ease.
2. It keeps you in shape
A lot of us give up after the first day at the gym mainly because working out isn’t that much fun. However, dancing is, and it provides a good cardio workout. Research shows that one dance session is equivalent to an 800-meter run. Such training can dramatically improve your heart and lung health and fight bad cholesterol.
3. It encourages socialization
As we get older, making new friends becomes more and more difficult. However, we are social beings and we yearn for new interactions. If you love to dance, taking dance lessons is one of the best ways to meet and make new friends. Plus, it’s a great way to meet people who share the same interests as you with whom you’re more likely to form lasting friendships.
4. It stimulates creativity
Creativity is an important skill to have because it nurtures a more open approach to life. This makes it easy for you to solve your problems, whether in the classroom, at work or in life. Dancing helps channel your creative side as it is a form of self-expression. It’s a great way to understand and express your own creativity and, in turn, help you become a creative thinker.
5. It makes you more confident
Confidence makes you a happier, more outgoing person. However, many people find it difficult to gain confidence in themselves due to issues such as body image and past trauma. Taking dance lessons has the potential to change the way you see yourself. It not only makes you physically fit, but it improves your social skills and helps you express yourself better. These changes go a long way in increasing your confidence level.
6. It improves mental health
Mental health has become a serious problem as cases of anxiety and depression increase, especially among young people. It is therefore important to find a stress reliever that works for you. Since dancing improves cognitive performance and builds self-confidence, it can help reduce mental health issues. In addition, taking dance lessons is a good distraction from life’s problems for a few hours.
7. It helps you express your emotions
Many people tend to suppress their emotions, which makes them rigid and cold even towards the people they love. It could be the result of their upbringing or their behavior as individuals. However, if you want to express your emotions more but can’t seem to open up, you should try taking dance lessons. Being in a friendly environment will make it easier for you to share your feelings and emotions. Plus, dancing helps release feel-good hormones, making you feel more comfortable.
8. It keeps you young
Dancing greatly slows down the aging process. It keeps your mind active, your body in good shape and your morale high, which normally deteriorates quickly with age. Hence, you are able to maintain your youthful energy even over the years. This is why many professional dancers remain happy and optimistic even in their old age compared to non-dancers.
– Magunga (@theMagunga) October 18, 2020
If you want to learn to dance like Magunga, you can take dance lessons at Salsa Africa for Ksh. 300 per session. You can contact them on [email protected] or call them on 0722270291.