Updated: Feb 10
Age is nothing but, a number!
There are many benefits to dancing physically, emotionally and mentally. Whether your 82 or age 2, dancing not only changes but, challenges you. A study showed that music engages certain areas of the brain such as; paying attention, making predictions, and recovering memories. Music is said to boost our physical performance, as for some it is hard to resist tapping our toes to a catchy beat.
Improving Balance & Strength; Studies have shown that dancers with years of physical training have trained their nervous systems to coordinate with their muscles. The nervous system is made up of the spinal cord, brain and nerves. Overtime as you train the nervous system to coordinate with your muscles, you maintain better balancing behaviors.
Mood Booster; Helping improve your mental and emotional stress. Dance allows for the body to react to the music and let loose. By letting loose we are allowing our minds to escape, reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Boosting ones self-esteem.
Cognitive Skills; Researchers have found that areas of the brain that control memory and skills, such as planning and organizing improve with dancing. Unlike other forms of exercise, dance has the benefit of improving balance through rhythm and music. Dance provides a safe gateway for children to learn and explore, such as socializing and problem solving with others at a young age. Dancing gives children the opportunity to speak another language, the language of movement.
Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem; Dancing brings out the spiritual bond between the body and mind, allowing one to see their potential and abilities through an artistic experience. Starting at a young age allows children to feel the sense of accomplishment and acceptance early on, providing years for growth. Enhancing creativity, imagination and performance skills.
Consistency is Key; Dance will show students in front of their eyes, that observing their actions, listening to guidance from a teacher, and working hard, lead to positive results. Students are dancing in front of a mirror observing their own actions. Working hard each week to succeed, never giving up. Dance shows students that no matter how long it takes, staying positive, keep pushing forward you will achieve that goal!
"Dance is the hidden language of the soul"