6 Reasons to Start Dancing Your Way Through Life

Reasons to start dancing

“You know, I would really love to, but I just don’t have the time,” “I have “two left feet”, you know,” “What, dance? Dude, this is a ladies thing!” Have you heard any of these before? Because I have, many times. That’s just some of the excuses people make not to join a dance class. Can you relate? Perhaps you have said these yourself? Are you staying away from dancing because you are terrified you might look silly? It’s time to shake those fears away, literally.

Dance is for everybody, no matter whether male or female. It’s expression of the soul and souls don’t have gender or sex. If you need some good reasons to start dancing right away—well, let me give them to you. After all, nobody knows the benefits so well like a person who has been attending salsa and bachata classes for seven years now. So, without further ado, here are five motivating arguments for signing up to a dance class.

1) Stress-relief

One of the best reasons to start dancing is that physical activity helps relieve stress. In other words, dance is the best way to go when something is eating you or you are just feeling blue. As soon as you start moving to the rhythm, whatever worries you’ve taken to the club will instantly be shaken away. See, there is more to dance than just physical activity.

If you want to know the truth, it’s food for the soul. Technically, it serves double duty by keeping your body in good shape and nourishing your soul. As well as that, it does a great job lifting your spirits. A 60-minute class will rejuvenate you. Is your boss nagging at you all the time? Have you failed an exam recently? One thing is for sure; dance will take your mind off of all unpleasant things that happened throughout the day.

2) The Social Factor

Seems like more great reasons to start dancing are coming your way. And the next benefit of joining a class is, you will meet a plethora of people at the club. All kinds of people with different professions and interests. Dance can certainly improve your social life, which will spread beyond the dance club. Think parties, dance festivals, holiday get-togethers and everything in between. People actually do that. All the time. They plan trips and they attend social dance parties. Undoubtedly, you will find somebody to hang out with.

Plus, did I mention that many love stories started out on the dance floor? Because dance brings people together. Who knows what happens to you. And even if you are not looking for a partner, it never hurts to make new friends, does it? Last but not least, it can help you deal with shyness. After all, dance really is a freeing experience. Having to perform a diversity of challenging movements and being around so many folks, you might be able to actually get rid of that timid pal facing you in the mirror.

3) Physical Wellness

Not convinced yet? Here are more reasons to begin moving your hips to the rhythm of your favorite song. As I mentioned above, dance is physical activity. Not only does it help you stay fit, but it makes you feel sexy (especially if you dance bachata, salsa, merengue, tango…) In addition, dance can improve flexibility, balance and coordination with the added bonus of boosting your confidence. You don’t have to take ballet classes or do yoga to stretch your muscles. Any dance you practice will help reduce stiffness. This will generally make you feel more relaxed, plus it will help you get stronger.

4) X Inches off Your Waist

It’s safe to assume that of all the arguments for dancing, women will appreciate this one the most. While dancing will surely rejuvenate you, there is no doubt that the benefits it brings extend beyond cheering up. In fact, taking regular dance classes can help you lose those pounds and enjoy a slender body. For the most part, people sign up for aerobic training or start jogging only to find out it is anything but entertaining. As a result, soon they give it up. Needless to say, this makes losing weight really difficult. However, dancing is a horse of a different color. It is never boring. You just want more and more. And the more you dance, the bigger the chances of slimming down.

5) A Lesson of a Lifetime

If you persevere with those classes no matter what, dance will teach you a slew of lessons that will stay with you forever. Undoubtedly, there are other ways in which you can learn about discipline, patience, and team work. But isn’t it better when those skills are developed in a fun and casual environment with a bunch of other likeminded fellows? I thought so.

6) I mean, just look at the way they are dancing!

Aren’t they lovely? This could be you.

Hands down, dancing is a terrific way of becoming healthier, getting socially active, managing stress and losing weight. Are you convinced now? If a friend of yours is looking for reasons to start dancing, do show them this read. Who knows, they may change their mind.


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