Boost Your Mood with Ballroom Dancing!

Boost Your Mood with Ballroom Dancing!

Ask any dancer, and they would be able to list down at least a zillion benefits of dancing. Besides improving physical health, coordination, and balance, dancing also engages your brain since you’re learning something new. Now research suggests that social dancing, particularly ballroom dance styles could help boost your mental health! Ballroom dancing styles such as the Swing, Tango, Foxtrot, and Waltz are excellent for enhancing your mood and relieving stress. So if you’re looking to improve both your physical and mental wellbeing, then ballroom dancing is the way to go!

Dance as therapy

Several people living with the troubles and stresses of modern day life find their way to therapy to feel better. Well, did you know that dance is among the most active forms of therapy used all over the world? Dance therapy is scientifically proven that movements can heal and encourage the release of endorphins in your brain. Endorphins are hormones that make you feel happy.

Most people who undergo dance therapy claim that it feels nothing like a chore. They look forward to their ballroom dancing sessions even if they feel tired or exhausted. Here are some of the ways in which ballroom dancing can uplift your spirits and improve your life and relationships.

•    Ballroom dancing may lead to clarity of thought - There is no denying the fact that one could easily feel overwhelmed in situations such as the loss of a job or relationship. You feel as if there is a strange fog in your head that prevents you from thinking clearly about anything. You aren’t able to do your daily tasks, and easily lose things such as your keys or documents. Ballroom dance styles such as Salsa, Swing, Tango, and so on require you to learn/memorize steps. You also need to take micro decisions while learning these steps. There is a play of coordination, improvisation, memory and focus in all of this. The result is that the neural pathways of your brain strengthen while ballroom dancing and this enhances your ability to face various life challenges.

•    Ballroom dancing helps in building social bonds - Long time studies suggest that group or partner dancing requires a certain amount of synchronization. Dancing with others gives you a ‘sense of belonging’ and acceptance. This is why ancient cultures all over the world embraced dancing in the first place. As you find yourself partnering with another person, you will feel connected with a fellow human being. This in itself is a great mood booster.

There you go, all the reasons you need to take up ballroom dancing. Enjoy!