Positive Effects of Dance

Couple Dancing - Montclair, NJ - Arthur Murray Dance StudioToday more than ever, people are turning to dancing for their weekly workouts and daily exercise! Recently, the effects of dancing on health have been studied extensively, and researchers have found that any form of dance has many health benefits. The experts at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Princeton, NJ have compiled a list of health benefits of dancing.

Who wouldn’t like to gain more energy, more stamina, and an overall higher level of fitness and well-being? Learning to dance, and dancing itself, has long been prescribed by doctors as a low impact, high energy, fun way to get more exercise! The “Fun Factor” of dancing at Arthur Murray gives it an edge over conventional workouts, keeping you happier and healthier without ever having to step foot on a treadmill.

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Ballroom Dance Lessons in Princeton, NJ


Health Benefits of Dance:

  • Higher Energy Levels
  • Improved Balance and Agility
  • Improved Cardiovascular Health
  • Improved Muscle Tone and Flexibility
  • Improved Posture
  • Lowered Blood Pressure
  • Lowered Reliance on Diabetic Medication
  • Maintenance and Improvement of Bone Density
  • Prevention of Alzheimer’s
  • Reduced Cholesterol
  • Relief of Depression
  • Stress Reduction
  • Weight Loss

So many Arthur Murray Students have experienced these amazing health benefits first hand, attending private lessons, group classes, and our famously exciting practice parties on a weekly basis. Whether your goal is weight loss, flexibility, or just getting out of the house and on your feet, come and see what dancing can do for you!

As one of the most visually dramatic and physically satisfying forms of dance, ballroom dancing is a popular style for both beginners and advanced dancers. With a wide variety of accompanying music, exciting steps, and a rich history, ballroom dancing is a great introduction to the world of dance.

Why Ballroom Dancing?

Physical Benefits

Ballroom dancing is a low-impact aerobic activity. That means it’s suitable for anyone at any fitness level, and can significantly improve your cardiovascular health. Ballroom dancing is a great way to decrease your blood pressure, increase your circulation, improve the health of your lungs, and develop greater muscle strength, flexibility, and endurance. And, with an emphasis placed on posture and form, ballroom dancing can lead to an improvement in body alignment and coordination. Ballroom dancing can even help you lose weight; using all of your major muscle groups helps burn calories in a fun and relaxed environment.

Social Benefits

If you’re interested in meeting new people, developing more confidence, and getting out of your comfort zone, ballroom dancing is an excellent social activity. Working with a partner in a relaxed, comfortable environment is a good way to overcome your shyness and discover a new recreation that you can continue for the rest of your life. And in classes, you’ll meet plenty of other people and make friends with the same interests.

Emotional and Mental Wellness

Not only does ballroom dancing help improve your overall physical health, but it can also improve your mental and emotional well-being. As you gain more confidence on the dance floor, your confidence in other areas of your life will improve, helping you decrease stress, enjoy increased self-confidence, and worry less about social interactions. Regular physical activity can help you feel refreshed and invigorated, which in turn improves your mental sharpness and spurs your creativity.

Ballroom dancing is an excellent form of recreation that combines coordination, partnership, and creativity. It results in not only physical benefits but emotional, social, and mental benefits as well. If you’re interested in learning more about ballroom dancing classes, fill out our online contact form for an appointment, or call or email one of our locations to see how you can get involved with ballroom dancing.

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Ready to get started? (click here to download) our new student introductory offer, then contact us today to schedule a private lesson.