The Benefits Of Dance

Armand Botha writes, the first in a series of blogs, about the benefits of dancing. As a fitness professional of many years and now a dance teacher, Armand has seen firsthand the benefits in what learning to dance has to offer. Greg Gillespie FSTD

Benefits Of Dance

Dancing is the UK’s fastest growing form of physical activity. As many as 4.8 million people attend community dance groups on a regular basis each year in England alone. These dance forms range from ballroom to ballet, contemporary and line dancing to mention a few. Dancing has always been part of human culture, rituals and celebrations, it is an enjoyable way to be more physical active and stay fit. Many people love to watch other people dance. This is evident with the success of competitive dance shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing With the Stars dominating the world of reality television.

Research show that dancing has a wide range of physical and mental benefits that could help you lose weight, stay flexible, reduce stress, make friends, and more.

Below is a list of some benefits of dancing -

Improved weight management
Improved muscle tone, strength and cardiovascular fitness
Improved coordination, agility and flexibility
Improved balance, spatial awareness and posture
Improved kinaesthetic awareness
Improved mental functioning
Improved general and psychological well being
Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
Improved social skills
Improved uptake of physical activity

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