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Did you know…
Not only is ballroom dancing lots of fun, but it is also great for your health!

Mental Benefits:

Any style of dancing can help to improve your mental acuity by requiring you to make split-second rapid-fire decisions. When moving from one step to the next, or recovering from an unfortunate mis-step, your brain must make an instant decision to keep your movement fluid. With this action, dancing is stimulating the connectivity of your brain by generating the need for new neural pathways.  Challenging or advanced classes are even better for you, as they will create a greater need for new neural pathways.

Physical Benefits:

Flexibility! Most forms of dance require dancers to perform moves that require bending and stretching, so dancers naturally become more flexible simply by dancing. If that isn’t enough of a stretch for you, Briora Ballroom also offers several fitness classes, such as yoga and Essentrics, design to increase strength and flexibility.

Regular dancing is also great for improving endurance and overall health. Elevating the heart rate through vigorous ballroom dancing can increase stamina. Just as in any form of exercise, regular dancing will build endurance. Briora’s hour-long dance classes will be sure to increase your mobility and keep your heart pumping!

Improved Sense of Well Being

In addition to its many mental and physical benefits, ballroom group classes are a great way to meet other people. Joining a dance class can increase self-confidence and build social skills. Because physical activity reduces stress and tension, regular dancing gives an overall sense of well-being.

Best of all, dancing burns calories and can assist in weight loss!

Ready to dance your way to fitness? Please visit www.Briora.com for more information on our studio and class offerings!

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Resources:
http://dance.about.com/od/danceandyourhealth/tp/Health-Benefits.htm

http://socialdance.stanford.edu/syllabi/smarter.htm

http://www.dancescape.org/ezine/articles/8/1/Benefits-of-Dancing–Quick-Tips-for-Staying-Healthy/Page1.html

 

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