Ballroom dancing, whether performed competitively or socially, has an incredibly positive impact on a dancer’s health and general sense of well-being. Affluence, career success, or material wealth do not hold the keys to happiness; instead, personal well-being comes about when people can add a wider meaning to their lives. Connecting with others through dancing helps people realize that there is something bigger and more important out there than themselves.
Dancing is a key to good health
Ballroom dancing can significantly reduce the risk of health conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and weight gain. Ballroom dancing will strengthen the core muscles, improving your posture, helping your back, and preventing future injuries. Strong core muscles, which run the whole length of the torso, will add strength and stability to the spine and pelvis. These muscles provide a solid foundation for movement in all the Ballroom and Latin styles of dance, such as changing direction, shifting weight, and all other type of floor craft. While dancing, lungs receive plenty of oxygen, which will make the heart work easier. Dancing also tones the body and reduces the regular aches and pains that people might feel as they get older.
Dancing is a natural stress reliever
In today’s stressful world, partner dancing in groups combined with the physical exercise of ballroom dancing is one of the most effective stress releases of any recreational activity. When taking ballroom dance lessons, one’s mind is released from everyday concerns, providing a quick ‘mental holiday!’ Going out dancing or taking lessons allows people to temporarily forget about work and all other problems in life.