3 Benefits to Dancing You Didn’t Know

July 17, 2012 by
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1. Brain Power

A 2003 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that ballroom dancing reduces the risks of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Dancing requires some memorization of steps and also working with a partner, which is good for your brain!

Orange County Dance Lessons

2. Toned Muscles

Ballroom dancing works muscles in a different way than many other traditional forms of exercise, like jogging or running on a treadmill. Social dancing is a great way to work the backs of the thighs and buttocks muscles. New dancers usually start to feel muscles they never knew they had!

3. Stress Relief

Dance and exercise releases endorphins, which we all know can greatly improve your mood. Ballroom dancing is a fun, social activity which can lead to less stress, loneliness and depression.