5 Benefits of Social Dancing

5 Benefits of Social Dancing

Dancing has been proven to allow people to have fun, let go and simply enjoy the time and the music. Whether it's with your immediate family at home, while playing in the car with your friends, or even alone, dancing is a wonderful way to put a smile on your face and simply enjoy your time.

However, what many people may not know is that dancing has many social benefits. If you are interested in learning about some benefits of social dancing, look no further than here. Here are 5 benefits of social dancing.

1. Help you overcome shyness
When you watch dance shows or your favorite artists on stage you may think to yourself “wow I wish I looked like that when I dance” or “they are such good dancers, I wish I could do that” and these thoughts can stop you from starting or continuing your journey in dancing. Dancing in general can be daunting, you are moving your body in ways that you may not be used to or comfortable with, but with practice and time, you will feel comfortable and happy with your steps of dance. The best part about dancing is that practice gets you out of that bubble, even if it's small steps like dancing in front of your family. Dancing helps you gain the confidence you may be looking for to help you in other aspects of your life.

2. Find a new community
The best thing about taking dance lessons is that you can gain another family along the way. Dance lessons are a great way to introduce yourself to new people and make great friendships as well as doing something you love. If you find yourself in a new city or country, finding that dance community can help you integrate and find your place in your new home. The best thing about dance is that it's open to anyone, at any level, whether you're a complete beginner or a self-proclaimed pro, the dance community is always open to having new people on their team!

3. It opens you up to new things
Dancing is a wonderful way to not only meet new people, but also new cultures, music, languages ​​and so much more. When you are willing to learn new things, the world will surprise you with all the beauty it has to offer; The dance community isn't shy about this either. Let's say you are taking an online dance class and you meet some really interesting people, you will soon be in contact with some new friends who may have grown up on the other side of the world, now you are learning about their culture, language and traditions. Besides this, you might also learn some traditional dance moves from their culture! Dance is historically etched into humanity, and a little dance lesson can introduce you to new parts of the world.

4. Helps improve other aspects of your life
As I mentioned, dancing opens you up to new things and this can then translate into improving other aspects of your life. You begin to understand things around you more, you are aware of your surroundings and your relationships. Not only will you be able to dance better but you will also be able to communicate more with your friends and colleagues! Dancing can make you feel free and also teach you a lot about people.

5. It makes you happier overall
At the heart of it all, dancing is there to make you feel like you're having fun, expressing your feelings and allowing you to feel the music and enjoy your time. When you enjoy your time, you will feel happier overall. So keep dancing, start your day to your favorite songs as you get ready for work, or do an impromptu dance show in your room as you get ready for bed. No matter the time of day, dance because if it makes you happy that's all that matters and being happy is the purpose of life!

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