I've heard all of the excuses, "I'm too old." "I'm too fat." "I use to dance, but I don't anymore." "I've always wanted to learn to dance, but never had the time." Well I'm here to tell you, it's never too late to start taking a dance class! Here are the top 5 reasons you should start!
FUN!! Yes, even adults need fun in their lives. It helps relieve stress and anxiety, helps you sleep better, and gives you a little serotonin boost.
FITNESS!! We all know we should work out, but going to a dance class can be a super fun way to do it! Get a workout while laughing with friends, listening to fun music, and learning a new skill.
KEEP LEARNING Learning new skills as an adult is super important to keep your mind sharp and active. Your brain is a muscle too! In dance class you are learning new patterns, learning cross body movements to build brain strength, the ability to anticipate directional movement, and choreography memorization. There have been studies that show dancers are less likely to develop Alzheimers and other memory related aging diseases. I think that's super awesome!
COORDINATION AND BALANCE Coordination and balance can deteriorate as you age. But guess what dancers have a secret. Shhhh... Core and balance can improve! It's a combination of different muscle and inner ear strength building skills that are naturally found inside almost every dance class.
- MAKE FRIENDS Alright, I have to admit here that I basically live at the studio, so most of my friends are there. But seriously, they are the best friends ever! You see them every week, they cheer you on, you can grow and learn together, you share the same interests, and best of all they care. They love having you in their class as much as you love having them in class. Comradery is just something you can't get with private lessons.
This article was written for you to share all around the country! Please Share and Spread the Love of Dance at Any Age!! Many Dance Studios will offer a free or low cost trial class or a one day drop-in fee for a small amount. So, please I urge you to check out a studio near you!
If you happen to live in the Minnesota Twin Cities, we would love to have you check out our Adult Classes!