Should I Ballroom Dance?
A: The physical benefits of dance
include circulatory system and muscle
development along with greater flexibility and balance.
Ballroom dancing will allow you to
develop a more open, responsive, and supportive relationship
with your partner.
Dancing can also relieve
stress and increase concentration, discipline, and
self-confidence. As a ballroom
dancer you will make many new friends and be the hit of
every party. Last but not least, ballroom dancing is FUN!
ballroom dancing strenuous enough to count as exercise?
Without question. According to heart-monitor studies, the
effort expended by elite ballroom dancers dancing the
quickstep is approximately equal to that of Olympic runners
in a 800-meter dash. In recognition of ballroom's physical
rigor and telegenic dazzle, dancesport (the name give to
competitive ballroom) may soon be elevated to the status of
a full-fledged Olympic sport.
I barely know my left foot from my right, how long will it
take me to learn ballroom dancing?
A: If you're a beginner, expect to
spend six months to a year acquiring the grace and
smoothness that are the hallmarks of a competent dancer.