Can Ballroom Dancing Help Build Your Self Confidence?

Date added to ADN: Sunday, Jun 09 2019
Originally Published: Sunday, Jun 02 2019
By Dasha Sushko


Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
How does Roosevelt’s quote tie up to a ballroom dance class? 
For starters, signing up for a dance class is a feat in its own. Many people don’t have the courage to take this bold step. They fear that they’ll be mocked or get embarrassed in a dance class.
But those who take the first step soon realize that dancing is the very thing that can boost their confidence.

How does that work?
Here are the different ways through which ballroom dancing helps build your confidence:

1. Freedom of Movement

Our day to day routines can get pretty rigid. Our home life bounds us in many ways and
work life forces us to sit in a cubicle. If you’re an introvert by nature, then you learn to live in this environment. But this often causes us to be painfully shy in public spaces. You fear that expressing yourself could lead to embarrassment.
This is where dancing comes in. Ballroom dancing opens up a place where you can be yourself without any fear. And since most of the people come here to learn― nobody is going to judge you if you stumble.
Ultimately, this freedom leads us out of our shells.

2. Engaging Interactions

Do you find it hard to talk to strangers?
Let’s be honest. All of us have our guards down when we’re learning something new. This mutual nervousness makes it easier for you to approach these strangers. This is why a ballroom dance class is a perfect way to practice your communication skills.
Not only will you meet new people here. But you’ll also grow how to trust others when you partner up with them during the session.

3. Good Vibes Only

The lack of confidence is often associated with poor body image. You tend to think that you’re not pretty enough, or not fit enough to be of any worth. But this isn’t really true!
Dancers are taught to love their body and embrace who they are. This feeling eventually rubs off on you too. The dancing skills allow you to be fit, graceful and lithe in your movements. Once you start feeling physically fit, you build up a positive body image.
All in all, ballroom dancing helps build your confidence by breaking down your mental and physical barriers. It helps you become more socially involved in your life. So confidence might be the last thing on your mind when you stepped into the dance class but its something that you unwittingly learn along the way.
Looking for a confidence booster? Our ballroom dance classes are waiting for your arrival. It’s time to face the music.

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