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Why dance?

  • Socially fun fitness

  • Life-long skillset

  • Enhance communication skills

  • Enthusiasm!!

  • Increase coordination, flexibility, & agility

  • Family fun

  • Counteracts sadness

  • Mood lifting

  • Expresses creativity

  • Teaches teamwork

  • Improves memory

  • Increases social bonds

  • Energizing

  • Develop confident body language

  • Find your groove

  • Boost confidence

  • Learn whole-body listening skills

  • Develop a deeper understanding of your favorite music

  • Most effective way to stave off dementia*

  • Etc., etc. 😃

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Articles About Benefits of Dance

 

*Stanford University: Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter, Longer. A superb article by Richard Powers, who teaches social partner dancing at Stanford University.

 

Psychology Today: "Dancing is not a technology of the past beyond which humans have evolved. Dancing remains a vital practice for generating joy, motivating action, building physical strength and agility, and above all, cultivating awareness of how we are always sensing and responding to a rhythm."

National Institute of Health: "Results suggest that participation in partnered dance styles is associated with perceived improvements in physical fitness, cognitive functioning, social functioning, mood, and self-confidence, and that perceived benefits may increase as individuals dance more frequently and over longer periods of time."

 

National Institute of Health: Can Dance and Music Make the Transition to a Sustainable Society More Feasible?

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