Emotional Benefits

  • Dancing releases dopamine and endorphins, two neurotransmitters responsible for feelings of pleasure and happiness
  • It’s a great way to express your creative self and your emotions through movement 
  • Improves mood, giving you the “feel good” factor while you learn, move, and perform

Mental Benefits

  • Improves self-esteemshowing yourself that you can learn and master new moves and skills through dance can improve your self-esteem and confidence
  • Helps eliminate social anxiety as dancing makes people “loosen up” and feel less self-conscious when interacting with others
  • Keeps your grounded in the present, alleviating any worries
  • Protects your memory – Prevents dementia and other neurological degeneration such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Social Benefits

  • Increases a sense of belonging and alleviates loneliness
  • Improves sensitivity, understanding, appreciation, and consideration for others, both for similarities and differences
  • Dancing with a partner helps build trust and communication skills, as partners must work together to perform the dance moves

Physical Benefits

  • Boosts metabolism – in just 30 minutes of dance, you can burn between 200-400 calories
  • Helps managing your weight management and improves muscle tone and strength
  • Full body workout – dancing actively involves the muscles of the arms, legs, torso, back, and even the facial muscles
  • Increases endurance and stamina as well as coordination, flexibility and motor skills
  • Helps your posture, balance, and elegance
  • A low-risk way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes.

Other Benefits

  • Works on posture, gait, balance, and elegance

  • Improved condition of your heart and lungs

  • Increased muscular strength, endurance, stamina, and motor fitness

  • Increased aerobic fitness

  • Improved muscle tone and strength

  • Weight management

  • Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis

  • Better coordination, agility, and flexibility

  • Improved balance and spatial awareness

  • Increased physical confidence

  • Decelerates the aging process

  • Keeps joints lubricated