Benefits of Dancing (According to the Mayo Clinic)

  • Reduce Stress
  • Increase Energy
  • Improve Strength
  • Increase Muscle Tone and Coordination

According to a recent study by neurologist Joe Verghese, (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), dancing was the only physical activity showing significant decrease in the incidence of dementia including Alzheimer’s.

Benefits of Dancing (According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute)

  • Lower your risk of coronary heart disease
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Help you manage your weight
  • Strengthen the bones of your legs and hips

Dancing is a unique form of exercise, which allows participants to gain the heart-healthy benefits of an aerobic exercise, while enabling one to simultaneously engage in a social activity.

Benefits of Dancing (According to Fred Astaire Dance Studios)

“Dancing isn’t just about the steps and music; it’s a perfect combination of physical activity, social interactions, and mental stimulation.”

  • Improved cardio, muscle tone, and calorie burning
  • Flexibility, Strength, Balance
  • Take time for yourself – escape, relax, relieve stress and concentrate on you
  • Olympic athletes dance to sharpen Control, Agility, and Speed
  • Dancers have more self confidence, enjoy themselves more and their outlook takes on more Creativity, Motivation and Energy
  • Expressive qualities, more passion and flair
  • Watch for practice sessions, nights out dancing and monthly parties
  • Surround yourself with cheerful and artistic people

Are you getting married, were you recently married or celebrating an anniversary?
Why should your First Dance be your Last Dance?
A low cost, high reward activity, such as dancing, can keep you together.

Benefits of Dancing (According to “”)

  • Spinal Column – prevent avoid and remedy back problems – maintaining dance posture places the spine in a natural and correct position.
  • Facial Lines – prevent avoid and remedy worry lines –
  • most dancers are so busy smiling all the time that they wont get those nasty worry lines. ;)
  • Social Ease – deal with crowds –
  • ease in social situations is one of the four primary needs

Benefits of Dancing (Quick Tips for Staying Healthy by Barbara Craddock)

  • Be Forever Young – Slow down the aging process,
  • Have Strong Bones, Lubricated Joints – Prevent & treat osteoporosis,
  • It is a Calorie Blaster – Between 250-500 calories burned per hour,
  • Get Better Blood – Lipid control, raise HDL, lower LDL, aids diabetes,
  • Attain Mental Mastery – Steps, Routines & Patterns make for mental exercise,
  • MORE Balance – Master the ability of balancing in multiple positions,
  • It is Socially Satisfying – Social life, new friends, grow, laugh, support,
  • Be Culturally Diverse – People from all parts of the world meet on the floor,
  • Be Groomed to Perfection – Everybody wants to look their best out dancing,
  • Obtain a Happy Self – Elevate Endorphins = Elevate Mood = Sense of Well Being

Who do you watch at a gathering where music is playing? THE DANCERS!

What does Hollywood choose to portray a most romantic scene between two people? THEY DANCE!

What does a football player do when he scores a touchdown? HE DANCES!

How does one engage in a fun exercise, with social value and include the other gender? YOU DANCE!

Benefits of Dancing (According to

Can you improve your Golf Swing? The fun of learning to dance improves every aspect of your daily life. You will stand more proud, feel healthier and gain more self-control in everything you do. Learning to dance increases grace, poise and posture – the dancer who can hold his own in any social situation will quickly and easily convert this to all aspects of life.


“I’m not good enough yet and I don’t want to look foolish.”

  • You only get better if you do this more,
  • It is a muscle memory thing and can only get better through repetition,
  • It is the process not the product where the intimacy comes from.

“I’m afraid if I go out dancing, I’ll do it wrong.”

  • Open dancing every Monday,
  • Open dancing every 2nd Saturday,
  • If you’re having fun – you’re NOT doing it wrong – relax, smile and focus on your partner.

“I have other commitments, I have no time, I have to wait for this that or the other thing.”

  • You will find time for something IF you want it badly enough,
  • Set 2-3 days per week to dance and make it part of your workout,

Make dancing PART of your LIFE.