Last updated on January 23, 2017

For most, taking a dance class may seem trivial, but in many cases becomes the life changing experience that so many are seeking. If you don’t believe it, just look at this list of the most notable reasons to dance. It’s evident that dance positively impacts all aspects of your life: physicalemotional and mental healthsocial life and more. Additionally, people of all ages can reap these benefits: children, students, adults and seniors.

Check out our infographic to see the most complete list of reasons to start dancing today.

Reasons to start dancing infographic

 

PHYSICAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF DANCING:

Memory and Concentration:

It has been proven that learning new dance moves and combinations improves memory and enhances concentration.

Flexibility and Elegance:

Dancing will make you more flexiblegraceful and elegant in your everyday life. It can also help you become more aware of your body.

Weight and Metabolism:

Dance exercises combined with healthy nutrition will help you lose weightboost your metabolism and stay in shape!

Posture and Blood Flow:

Dance tones your muscles, and improves posture and blood flow, which in turn boosts your immune system and overall health.

Perfect Age:

You don’t need to be a certain age. Any age is perfect to start learning to dance! At any age such physical activity will bring lots benefits to your body and soul!

 

MENTAL & EMOTIONAL BENEFITS OF DANCING:

Sleep and Stress Level:

Regular physical activity produces endorphins—chemicals in the brain that improve the ability to sleep and reduce stress and anxiety.

Empowerment and Confidence:

Attending dance classes regularly will make you feel good about yourself. It will make you more disciplinedfulfilled, confident, and in control of your daily life.

Unwind and Recover:

Dance forces you to live in the now. It disconnects you from all your problems, giving you the chance to unwind and recover from the stresses of daily life.

Happiness and Mood:

Dancing and physical interactions with other happy people is one of the most powerful natural antidepressants. It fantastically improves your mood and increases your overall happiness.

It is Fun!

With so much changing in the world and in your life, dance will always be there as something fun to do.

Creativity and Self Expression:

The dance floor will become a place where you can express your inner self, your creative soul. Not everyone can say that they have that.

Thinking vs. Action:

Dancing helps you get out of your head. You will learn to think less and act more… Exciting, huh?

 

SOCIAL BENEFITS OF DANCING:

Friends and Love:

Attending dance classes is the best way to find new friendsexpand your social circle and even meet the love of your life

People and Social Skills:

Partner dancing classes and social dancing events are the best activities to improve social skills. They help you meet many new people and give you lots of opportunities to start conversations.

Relationships and Romance:

Dancing may improve your relationship with your partner. It will bring more romance and passion into your life 

Dance Styles and Communities:

All dance styles have their own unique communities that most of the time are super friendly and will gladly accept a new member like you.

Uniqueness and Attention:

Dancing skills will make you stand out among non-dancing friends. You will feel unique and attract lots of attention from others. Do with that what you will ヅ

Traveling and Assimilation:

If you dance one of the social dancing styles, like tango, salsa, bachata and so on, you will be able to find at least a dozen of new friends all over the world in a single night, wherever you go.

Festivals and Traveling:

The moment you become a dancer you will start traveling more. You will be surprised, but you don’t have to be a professional full-time dancer to go to national or international festivals and workshops.

Evenings and Nights:

Forget about boring evenings! Anywhere, anytime, alone or with a partner, with music or without it you will want to dance or practice some new dance moves.

 

PERSONAL BENEFITS OF DANCING:

It is Sexy!

Dancing is sexy! It will make you feel sexy, it will make you look sexy, it will make you be sexy ヅ

Being Yourself:

Partner dancing will teach women to be more feminine, and men to be more masculine, because it seems that no one else is teaching it these days.

Looking Good:

Dancing gives you an excuse to dress well every day and wear your best outfits for numerous dance events you will soon be attending.

Connection and Perception:

You will learn to connect with people and the world on a new level – something which words can’t begin to describe.

Changes in Life:

It may drastically change your life for the better in many different ways. It has changed mine and most likely will change yours if you’ll give it a chance. You can find lots and lots of stories on the internet to prove that.

Sense of Well-being:

Improves overall quality of your life. Just look at all the things mentioned here! It is amazing, isn’t it?!

 

OTHER REASONS TO START DANCING:

Pricing and Experience:

It is inexpensive. In most cases, you don’t need any special equipment to dance. You don’t need any license or experience either.

Dance Partners:

You don’t need to have a partner! Yes, you can come to partner dance classes alone and it will be perfectly normal. Most people do just that.

Judges and Competition:

You don’t have to compete with others if you don’t want to. Many dance studios these days are non-competitive. Which means that there will be no judges for you and you will learn to dance in a naturalhonest and drama-free environment.

Listen and Feel:

Your definition of “Good Music” will probably change. You will learn to listen songs in a new unexpected way. You will hear more and feel more.

The Essence of Good:

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire

 

Are you convinced yet?

After you’ve learned so many reasons to dance, you definitely should be, because dancing can be beneficial for your body, your emotional health, it can improve your social life and it can do lots of other amazing things to you.