Ballroom dancers possess an aura of self-confidence and an ability to enjoy themselves more in social situations. When you learn how to ballroom dance, your entire mental outlook will take on a fresh sense of creativity, motivation and energy. This new self-confidence in your dancing abilities will transfer to other aspects of your life as well.
In today's fast paced world, we sometimes forget to take a moment for ourselves. Ballroom dancing provides a temporary escape from your normal daily activities, a chance to relax, relieve stress and have a good time. Many of our students find their dance lessons to be a great form of relaxation. Body movement releases endorphins (the feel good hormone) much like exercising, only without the stress to your joints and muscles. In addition, the concentration needed to learn steps, lead or follow, and navigate the dance floor also helps to block out most of your daily mental stress.
Dancing is a social activity. Studies have shown that strong social ties and socializing with friends contribute to high self-esteem and a positive outlook. Dancing provides many opportunities to meet other people. Joining a dance class can increase self-confidence and build social skills. Because physical activity reduces stress and tension, regular dancing gives an overall sense of well-being.
Dancing for 30 minutes burns calories equivalent to walking, swimming and cycling. Repeatedly doing dance steps is a cardiovascular exercise and works out the major muscle groups. In a short period of time of dancing, you will burn fat tissue and increase muscle mass in your legs. As you continue to dance you will experience an increase in the strength, size and firmness of your legs. You can think of it like this: every time you go dancing, it is like going to the gym.
For couples who ballroom dance, it can mean a lot more than just moving in harmony to music. Ballroom dance improves a couple's communication skills. On and off the dance floor it can promote open, responsive and supportive communication. It often gives couples a new interest together and gives them a new project to work on and talk about. It becomes a new way to spend quality time together on lessons, at parties and events and when practicing. As an added bonus, you can spend this time with one another holding each other and moving together to music.
For wedding couples, ballroom dance can be a new activity to share that may relieve the stress of wedding planning. At the wedding, it introduces the couple to their family and friends in a loving, special way. Dancing gets better with time - this can be a hobby that a couple can share for the rest of their lives.
For married or committed couples, ballroom dance can reconnect a couple and reignite the spark of romance in their relationship. For many couples, the pressures of family and careers can put their relationship on the back burner. Ballroom dance can serve as a reminder to put more attention on each other and encourage spontaneity and romance.
Ballroom dance has many ways to bring fun and excitement to your life. Many students look forward to breaking up their weekly routine by attending private lessons, group classes and practice parties. On your lessons you can have fun in learning and accomplishment in a positive, upbeat and encouraging environment. Dancing to music can improve your creativity and boost your mood. As students gain confidence many seek out venues to use their dancing and find a new, exciting way to spend an evening. Creative Dance Collective also hosts parties, shows, trips and competitions where you can meet new friends to dance and socialize.