Welcome to our series on why ballroom dance!! We are so excited to share all the reasons ballroom dancing is the Best activity out there. Follow along to hear many of the many benefits and all the excitement of ballroom and feel free to share your own stories!! We would love to hear them.
Why Ballroom Dance?… One of the best reasons to ballroom dance is because of the wonderful hobby it provides. Let me explain… A good hobby is defined as a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one’s leisure time but a GREAT hobby provides so much more than that.
*Hobbies have been shown to make you happy.
When people do things that make them feel good, like a hobby, it activates an area of the brain called the nucleus accumbens that controls how we feel about life, said Dr. Ausim Azizi, chairman of the department of neurology at Temple University’s School of Medicine in Philadelphia, . Activities you enjoy also stimulate the brain’s septal zone and that makes you feel happy, said Azizi.
*Hobbies help you create and think clearly
Hobbies can enhance your creativity, help you think more clearly and sharpen your focus, said Carol Kauffman, an assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School. “When you’re really engaged in a hobby you love, you lose your sense of time and enter what’s called a flow state, and that restores your mind and energy,” she said.
*Hobbies give you self-esteem and confidence
Dr. Gabriela Corá, a psychiatrist who is managing partner of the Florida Neuroscience Center and president of Executive Health and Wealth Institute, an executive coaching firm in Miami said, “Making time for enjoyable activities stimulates parts of the brain associated with creative and positive thinking. You become emotionally and intellectually more motivated.”
Ballroom dancing provides people of all ages and skill levels just that. When there is “nothing to do” you can always go dancing. Whether you move the coffee table in the living room or go find any place that music is playing, ballroom dancing is something you can enjoy anywhere or anytime. When the “ever popular” dinner and a movie gets old or.. adds to many pounds to your waist, ballroom gives people a better way to connect and losing pounds while having fun is not a bad side effect either. When you need a break to clear your mind, a great hobby like Ballroom Dancing can give you the perfect refresher to re-energize and re-motivate yourself.
Thanks for joining us today on why we Ballroom Dance. Check back soon for more news and check out NDC for more information on how you can learn to Ballroom Dance.