At Dance Arts South, we couldn’t be more passionate about dance and the many forms that it takes. Whether you love tap, jazz, hip hop, or ballet, we offer the classes you want. In fact, we are proud to announce our brand new location in Daphne!

In today’s post, we’ll share the top five benefits of dance with you, as well as some of the exciting things you can look forward to when you join our dance studio. Continue reading to learn about the benefits of dance, and contact us to learn more about our performance teams and schedule of classes.

1. Improves Balance and Strength

No matter what type of dance you enjoy practicing, you will benefit from the variety of movements on all planes of motion and in all directions. Dance challenges your body to move in the sagittal plane, coronal plane, and the transverse plane.

  • The sagittal plane divides the body into left and right
  • The coronal plane divides the body into front and back
  • The transverse plane divides the body into head and tail portions

When you picture a dancer, you can begin to see how the choreography they follow requires them to move in a wide variety of directions, which demands that they have good balance and strength. Even if you are a beginner, you should observe progress in these two skills as you regularly practice.

2. Improves Cardiovascular Health

Dance offers a great way to exercise and give your heart the activity it needs to grow stronger. In fact, all styles of dance afford great cardio workouts since they require different moves and levels of difficulty. Whether you are trying out dance for the first time or have been dancing your whole life, you will find that dancing is one activity that will constantly provide new and unique challenges. Whether you engage in more sedate dancing like ballroom dancing or high-intensity dancing like hip hop, you’ll be able to find the right level of exercise for your needs.

3. Relieves Stress

While any form of exercise is a great way to alleviate your stress, dance is uniquely different. Not only is it a great physical outlet, but it is also an emotional outlet. Movement is frequently related to thoughts and feelings, which means that dancing can help bring positive change to your emotions and attitudes. When you dance, you can put all of your emotions into the movements, which allows you the opportunity to literally leave your feelings on the floor. You may be surprised to find out how much better you feel at the end of a dance class!

4. Improves Confidence

While we’re on the topic of relieving stress, it should be noted that dance can also help to improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. As you learn new moves and perform them successfully and effortlessly, you are bound to discover a growing sense of confidence in your abilities. Whether or not your goals are performing on the top stages of the world, dance is a wonderful opportunity to hone your skills and take pride in your accomplishments.

5. Challenges Your Brain

While every type of dance has its own challenges, you will quickly discover that you are challenged to remember the constantly changing moves, patterns, and tempo. This is not only great exercise for your body, but your mind as well. In fact, you may discover that your ability to remember things grows stronger as you workout your brain with daily dance practices!

At Dance Arts South, we are proud of our brand new location in Daphne, and we would love for you to join us!