Nothing moves the human spirit like the seduction of dance. From the romantic grace of Ballroom to the rhythmic power of Latin, we are captured by its spell. From Salsa & Swing to Waltz, dancing is a great way to add some fun and excitement to your life. And it’s a great exercise! Do you want an alternative to boring work-outs? Try an hour of dancing! You’ll have fun, learn something new, and get a great work-out.
An hour of ballroom dancing burns more calories than walking or swimming. It is a low-impact aerobic activity that also increases flexibility, strength, and balance.
Ballroom dance improves both appearance and poise and contributes to good posture. It promotes increased personal confidence. Dance engages the mind as well as the body. Students learn more than just steps, they learn to move the body gracefully to music while relating to their partner. As an aerobic exercise for the mind and body, dance is an excellent means of stress reduction.
Ballroom dancing is also a fun social activity. Making new friends and experiencing the joy of relating to your dance partner are just some of the reasons that Ballroom Dancing has been so popular and continues to grow.
There are some important differences between Latin/ballroom dancing and traditional aerobic exercise. For one, aerobic routines and patterns are repetitious and can lead to overuse of one set of muscles. But in Latin /ballroom dancing, you can vary steps at will and create your own patterns as the music and mood change. Since part of the fun - and the challenge - of waltz or swing or salsa is change and diversity, the risk of overuse injury is low. So is the risk of boredom, which means that you are more likely to stay motivated and committed. Consider these dance facts:
- Dance contributes to increased personal confidence.
- Olympic athletes often include dance in their training to sharpen their control,agility, speed and balance.
- Dance is considered to be one of the top five physical activities, out of 60 studied. Dance contributes to good posture and body alignment.
- Dancing encourages gentle stretching.
- Dance increases your flexibility and stamina.
- As an aerobic exercise, dance benefits your cardiovascular system as you swing and sway from hips to shoulders.
- Some doctors recommend thirty minutes of dance, three times per week.
Good Dancer Studios offers you the unique opportunity to discover the beauty, the grace, and freedom of dance and moving to the music. Come and experience a feeling of renewed energy. Let go of the tension and stress and let the music to move you. You will be adding a new dimension to your life ... discover Dance with us!
The various dance instructions we provide are detailed in our Dance Lesson Pages.
More than just a dance studio, Good Dancer Studios is a place where you can learn new skills, develop new ideas, relax and meet other people with similar interests. Good Dancer Studios is located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, and also serves dance lovers from Saint Catharines, Welland, Fort Erie and beyond. Click here for a schedule of upcoming classes.