Many studies have shown that dance and moving your body to music boosts your physical and mental well-being, and with dance being a social activity it provides an essential connection to other people, something which can be hard to achieve in today’s busy world.
Get your heart pumping
Regular dancing is great for maintaining strong bones, improving posture and muscle strength, and can improve the heart health of older people.
Improve your balance and strength
Dance is a great form of physical fitness for the young and old because it incorporates movements on all planes of motion and from all directions – keeping all muscles active and conditioned.
Boost your cognitive performance
Research shows that dancing can improve the areas of the brain that control memory and skills, such as planning and organising.
Challenge your brain
Remembering steps, routines, moves and even to keep smiling, requires focus and this continually challenges your brain – giving you a mental workout as well as a physical one.
Dance is for everyone
Everyone can participate in some form of dance and movement to music. And dancing in a class, or with friends or family is great for your social and emotional well-being; reducing stress and boosting self-esteem.