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10 Benefits of Dancing

By Jam Hops, 06/29/23, 8:00AM CDT


10 benefits of dancing

Dance is so much more than a sport for children. It is an emotional outlet, a form of expression, and is art in one of its most beautiful forms. Children who choose to dance will experience positive changes associated with its many benefits, while expressing themselves and making life-long friendships. Read on to learn 10 benefits of dancing. 

  1. Physical fitness: Dance is a fantastic way to improve your overall physical fitness. It enhances cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and coordination. 

  1. Increased flexibility: Dance involves a wide range of movements that promote flexibility and mobility. Regular dance practice can lead to increased range of motion and flexibility in the body. 

  1. Posture and body alignment: Dance focuses on proper posture and body alignment, leading to improved body awareness and alignment. This can help prevent and alleviate postural issues and reduce the risk of injuries. 

  1. Balance and coordination: Dance requires coordination of various body movements, leading to enhanced balance and coordination skills. This can be particularly beneficial for older adults in preventing falls and maintaining stability. 

  1. Stress relief: Dancing is a great way to relieve stress and release tension. The rhythmic movements and music can elevate mood, reduce anxiety, and promote relaxation. 

  1. Boosted cognitive function: Learning and memorizing dance routines can improve cognitive function, including memory, concentration, and mental agility. It stimulates the brain and enhances neural connections. 

  1. Commitment and hard work: Being a part of a dance team teaches dedication and hard work, which are important characteristics for success. It provides the opportunity to develop those characteristics and practice commitment. 

  1. Social interaction: Dance often takes place in group settings, such as dance classes or social dances. It provides opportunities for social interaction, building friendships, and a sense of community, which can positively impact mental well-being. 

  1. Self-expression and creativity: Dance is a form of self-expression that allows individuals to convey emotions, ideas, and stories through movement. It encourages creativity and fosters a sense of individuality. 

  1. Confidence and self-esteem: Mastering dance techniques and performing in front of others can boost self-confidence and self-esteem. It provides a sense of achievement and personal growth. 

We could all benefit from having some dance in our lives! If your child is interested in joining recreational, or competitive dance, click here! 

At Jam Hops, our dance instructors are truly passionate about what they do. They provide thorough and precise dance training through a nurturing perspective that allows students to learn and grow with confidence, and ultimately become their best selves. It is important to us that students grow not only in their dance training, but also in their character. We take the time to get to know each student as a dancer and as a person so that we can offer them the best training possible.  

We welcome you to come join our dance family! Check us out on Thursday, August 3rd from 6-8 PM at our Dance Open House. The event will be located at Blaine/Ham Lake – Jam Hops (1460 133rd Ln NE, Ham Lake, MN) and we will be doing lots of fun activities, including a Dance Shoe/Apparel Exchange! 

Thanks for reading #Jamily!