- Dance Improves Flexibility
You don’t need to be flexible before you decide to join a dance class. What you learn after enrolling in the class itself will increase your flexibility through specific exercises that your teacher will make you do. The beginning and end of the dance session ie. the warming up and cooling down involve stretching exercises in combinations that will help you better your range of movement. Therefore, enrolling in a dance class will gradually help you increase your flexibility.
- Dancing builds strength
Your strength increases when you dance as it encourages your muscles to build resistance against your own body weight. Dance types like hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and ballet involve a lot of strength in the leg muscles to be able to perform well
- Dance increases endurance
The physical exercise that is involved in dance increases endurance and stamina levels. When the muscles in different parts of the body are put under stress for long periods of time, the stamina level increases and we are able to work harder and longer without getting tired too easily. Dancing, especially like in allegro steps in ballet, the feet combinations in tap, and the fast paced full body routines of street dancing and hip hop are great for increasing endurance levels. Increasing the heart rate also increases the stamina level.
- A Sense of well being
When you join a dance class, you meet new people and this can help you improve your social skills and increase your self-confidence. Dance is also known to reduce stress and tension levels. Dancing also improves your sense of well-being and your body metabolism improves to enhance overall fitness. While almost all our activities today involve sitting in one place and pressing buttons to get things done, dance and music are two activities that that help uplift body and mind, and therefore increases energy.
Whether you’re doing classical ballet or contemporary modern dance, you’re getting fit while having a lot of fun! Dancing has a number of benefits including the ones mentioned above and also cardiovascular conditioning, stronger bones, and great posture. You will also no longer have the fear of dancing at parties and may even be great!