In this article we explore the different physical and mental health benefits of dancing.
Burn Those Calories!
Dancing is great for keeping in shape. It is not just a great form cardio workout, dancing also builds strength, power, flexibility and balance by working all your major and minor muscle groups. An hour of dance can easily burn between 150 to 400 calories depending on the intensity and genre of dance, great for getting rid of those unwanted weight!
Regular dancing can the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and cancer. It also helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis in old age by keeping your bones strong and dense. The more you work, the denser your bones will be and the longer they will remain strong.
Stimulate Your Brain
Dancing improves blood circulation, bringing more oxygen to the brain, making you more alert. When learning a new or complex choreography, you are actively training your working memory, improving your ability to remember things better. The constant stimulation of your sense of sight, sound and touch also helps keep your brain active and makes you smarter!
Makes You Happy & Reliefs Stress
Exercising releases a chemical called Dopamine into your brain. It is a neurotransmitter in your brain that makes you feel happiness and pleasure. As we age, we are constantly losing our stores of dopamine. Therefore, regular dancing can help us replenish these chemical, relief stress and anxiety, also allowing us to sleep better at night. When you partake in dance classes, you’ll also meet nice people and improve your social life, making you a happier person!
Boosts Your Confidence
Keeping fit and knowing a slick move or two makes you feel good about yourself. When you exude confidence, you would instantly become more attractive to the people around you. The positive energy that is generated will help you become more successful in your life, including your relationships, your career, goals and aspirations.
Not sure which kind of dance class suits your child better? Check out our ballet, jazz and hip hop classes. If that’s not enough, check out our competitive dance course specially designed to make your child’s confidence go through the roof. You may book a trial class or contact us if you have any queries.