Why dance?  The bigger question is Why not dance?
Take a peek below at a few of the benefits of dance training!

Dance Improves Your Health:

  • improves the overall condition of your heart, lungs and muscles

  • increases aerobic fitness and heart health

  • improves muscle tone

  • increases muscular strength and motor fitness

  • improves endurance, stamina and overall physical strength

  • safely strengthens bones

  • reduces the risk of osteoporosis

  • increases agility and coordination

  • improves flexibility

  • improves balance, spatial awareness and peripheral vision

  • tones the body and controls weight management

  • many types of dance use the entirety of the body, putting it into prime condition

  • uses a full range of body motion, excercising all the muscles and joints of the body

  • increases physical confidence

  • improves mental functioning

  • improves general and psychological well being

  • provides effective stress and anxiety management

  • increases confidence and self esteem

  • provides the opportunity to meet new people

  • reduces feelings of isolation and exclusion

  • improves social and interaction skills

  • teaches how to effectively work in group settings
     

Long-Term Benefits of Dance:

  • Dance is a lifelong skill. Dancers can dance at any age!

  • Dancing is used for rehabilitation for improved recovery from injuries or operations such a knee injuries, heart surgeries, etc with varying levels of difficulty depending on the rehabilitation goal.

  • Dancing uses the entire body and mind using physical exercise, coordination, cognitive abilities and social interaction all at once effectively increasing mental functioning and memory.

  • Dancing dramatically reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's.

  • Dancing decreases the risk of coronary diseases and high blood pressure.
     

Dance Teaches Children:

  • perseverance

  • discipline

  • the importance and benefits of taking care of their body

  • goal setting

  • the long term benefits of consistent practice

  • diligence

  • success is the result of hard work

  • teamwork

  • how to deal with disappointment and use failures to move forward

  • physical confidence and grace

  • the benefits of regular exercise for the mind and body

  • how to engage both their physicality and their creative mind at the same time

  • the importance of being on time and being prepared

  • organizational skills and preparedness skills 

  • time management
     

Dance Increases Intelligence

  • dancing requires alertness of your surroundings and other dancers at all times

  • dancing requires lightning quick, dynamic decision making

  • dancing creates new neural pathways

  • dancing integrates many brain functions at once

  • dancing increases neural connectivity

  • dancing increases cognitive reserve

  • dancing increases mental capacity by exercising cognitive processes