DANCE IS THE HIDDEN LANGUAGE OF OUR SOULS.
Work like you don’t need money! Love like you ‘ve never been hurt! Dance like nobody’s watching!
Sometimes you don’t need words to express your feelings, whether positive or negative. Research informs us of the importance of music on our brains, how we react to our favorite music sounds and how it leads to certain physical movements. In short, we dance because we find something personal hidden in the music. Dance is poetry with arms and legs.
A CREATIVE WAY TO BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE
A great way to relieve tension is to get up and dance. According to experts, dancing is a significant stress reliever because of the “hormones of happiness” that are released when we dance. Hormones are essential for activities of daily living, including digestion and metabolism, growth, reproduction, and even mood control.
Physical activity or exercise can enhance your health and reduce the risk factors for a number of diseases. But that exercise can take many forms. Why not replace the gym with a dance floor? It won’t take you long to realize what a great workout dance can be, along with a bonus benefit—it’s a great way to make new friends in your community.
Here’s a thought. Organize an impromptu, 30-minute dance party. Research has shown that just 30 minutes of dancing every weekday can fulfill your daily requirement for physical activity. Hoping to lose a few pounds? Simply up your dance time and tempo!
You can always go out to a dance club with friends. Have fun and burn calories at the same time. But why not start with your local health club? Dance has become such a popular way to stay fit and active , most fitness clubs now offer dance classes as part of their group exercise programs.
Dance offers a multitude of physical and mental benefits. With dance you can:
- Stay flexible
- Reduce stress
- Meet new friends
- Improved heart and lung health
- Improved muscle tone and gain strength
- Strengthen bones and reduce your risk of osteoporosis
- Improve coordination, agility and flexibility
- Improved mental functioning
DANCING WITH DISABILITY
Real life prove that a person with a disability can dance is the American model and deaf activist-Nyle DiMarco. He is one of the winners on season 22 of the popular American show Dancing with the Stars.
And though dance is an especially visual medium, that doesn’t mean that low or no-vision individuals can’t get out there on the dance floor. On the contrary–dance can actually improve your orientation and mobility skills. Many schools offer dance lessons to the blind and vision-impaired, guiding them to use music to help increase their coordination and mobility and move through the world with a lighter, more confident and fluid step.
So go ahead and get out there. We’ll even let you lead.