Get Out There and Dance!
Date added to ADN: Fri,
June 03, 2011
Originally Published: Fri, June 03, 2011
by Mike Yevin
(About the Author)
It is a common thought to assume that dancing is an activity that is reserved for someone with a willingness to eventually compete professionally, or someone with an extensive background in dancing. In fact, when hearing the words Ballroom Dancing, one might think of a large, beautiful ballroom full of professional, elegant dancers flowing across the dance floor and wowing hundreds of viewers. Most would be surprised to realize that dancing for socialization or for a hobby is very easy to get into, readily available and it also provides many benefits for your body and mind.
A GREAT HOBBY: While you may not have the urge or time to dance professionally, getting out on the dance floor can prove to be an excellent hobby for any type of person. Whether you've had previous experience dancing or not, you can benefit from dancing as a hobby a couple times a month. Ballroom dancing has been proven to provide people with many benefits both physically and mentally, and it is great for anyone looking for a fun alternative instead of going to the gym. Not only will it allow you to unwind after a long day at the office, or release built up stress from daily life, but it is also a great workout!
A CHANCE TO SOCIALIZE: With our lives getting more hectic, you can agree that having good social connections are beneficial to living a long and happy life. While the term "social dancing" is definitely not a new idea, it has been growing in popularity within the last decade and it shows no signs of stopping. It gives you an opportunity to meet others with your same interests as well as building long lasting relationships with other fellow dancers. Along with making good friends, you will also improve your social skills when it comes to communication and meeting others, which is very important in today's society. Who knows, it could also lead to many other future activities with your new friends that you may not have ever been exposed to!
If you're still unsure of dancing for a hobby or socialization, then maybe it's time for you to take a chance and give it a try for yourself. It not only offers multiple health benefits, and allows you the chance to have time doing something enjoyable, but you can gain many new friends along the way. So get out there, try dancing, and have fun with it!
About the Author:
Mike is a recent college graduate who enjoys the outdoors and artistic expression. He is relatively new to the dance industry but enjoys the new exciting industry he is a part of.
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