It’s no secret that dancing brings a wide range of physical and mental health benefits with it, which is why dancing is a fun way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. Charleston dancing is a complete body and mind workout, which has a positive effect on your quality of life, body image and mood, which also helps reduces depression and decreases anxiety.
PHYSICAL HEALTH BENEFITS
Improved condition of your heart and lungs
The movement of dancing makes the heart more efficient – the blood circulation improves. And the lungs also benefits from the increased oxygen production.
Improved balance and spatial awareness
Dancing ensures a good posture and trains balance. The mobility of the spine is increased, which helps to prevent a slipped disc.
Requiring focus, coordination and varying levels and intricacy of motor skills, dance also exercises the mind.
Better coordination, agility and flexibility
If you spend the whole day sitting at your desk, Charleston dancing is a good remedy for tension and stress. Through the movements, while dancing the tendons and ligament are supplied with more blood. Which leads to a maintaining mobility or it even improves your mobility.
The mix of different patterns or different movements of upper and lower body at the same time works on your concentration, coordination, balance and agility.
Improved mental functions
Charleston dancing improves the blood circulation in the brains, so you are more awake and efficient – you can remember more. Some studies even say that dancing reduces the risk of dementia.
The coordinated and rhythmic movements keep your brain young because dancing improves the connection between the brain cells.
Greater self-confidence and better social skills
While dancing a lot of endorphins are released which means you are more relaxed, happy and satisfied. Charleston dancing increases your good mood and helps to prevent depression.
When you are attending a dance class you also get to know a lot of new people, which can boost your self-confidence.
If you now fancy some Charleston dance lessons, have a look at our courses, which will be starting in November again.