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About the Social Dance Network

ABOUT THE SOCIAL DANCE NETWORK


As volunteers with USA Dance Inc, we believe in promoting ballroom dance and the wonderful benefits it provides!

General Benefits

You will find many profits, many benefits, and many enhancements to life if ballroom dancing is your avocation, pastime, or hobby. You will find an enhanced appreciation of music and its rhythms. You will experience an increased sense of balance, and a more fluid movement in walking and running.

Dancing with a partner in harmony with good music will help you develop a more open, understanding, responsive, and supportive relationship with your partner and with others. Your outlook on life will become more positive.

While all dancing has its value, there will be several completely memorable dances in one's life. A time when the partner, the music, the movement all come together in a sense of achievement and pleasure that stays in memory.

Physical Benefits

Physical exercise is essential to maintainence of good health - especially your heart. Ballroom dancing is a great body conditioner, even if done on a near-weekly basis. If done on a regular basis, such as two to three times a week, it becomes quite a beneficial activity. It will increase that mid-afternoon stamina needed on the job, it will develop that circulatory "second-heart," strengthen your legs, and will generally tone the body over all. As mentioned before, walking and body movement will be easier, more balanced, and more fluid, with greater flexibility in axis of movement.

The healthful exercise produced by dancing will help you reduce weight or avoid obesity and the two most common risk factors associated with obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. Frequent ballroom dancing will build and maintain your physical stamina to a level equal to that of avid athletes.

Mental Benefits

Mentally, dancing serves as a wonderful stress relief. A busy day of pressure melts into the background when evening brings dancing in the arms of another and pursuing the muse with dance? Sleep that night is sound and relished.

Becoming a competent dancer will provide an excellent learning experience in planning, goal setting, discipline, achievement, self-confidence, assuredness, and pride in your abilities. These favorable attributes will transfer to other aspects of you life as well.

The Einstein Aging Study, summarized in 6/19/2003 New England Journal of Medicine, found ballroom dancing will help prevent Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia such as from strokes.

Social Benefits

A good dancer is a definite plus to social occasions - especially the men. If a man takes the time to become a skilled and confident, but not overly forceful, leader every lady in the room will appreciate his presence. A good dancer does not need to be handsome to be popular. Similarly, a lady who is a good dancer radiates grace and charm, regardless of whether she is a physical beauty.

Good dancing and good dancers heighten the atmosphere of an event. The whole event goes more smoothly when there is competent dancing.

In business and professional life, a person can lend to their acceptance and belonging by the ability to dance. Dancing well labels you as a leader. On many social occasions it is almost essential to be able to dance well.

As a ballroom dancer you will make many new friends and will find that ballroom dancers are wonderful people. Ballroom dancing will add a new and very beneficial dimension to your life. It is a lifetime social skill that will provide much joy during your entire life.

The Joy of Dance

Words cannot explain the joy of ballroom dancing. It must be experienced!

The Solution

Click "Find a Chapter", and locate the USA DANCE INC chapter in your community. Contact your local chapter and ask how you can get started as a ballroom dancer.

Click "How to Get Started as a Ballroom Dancer" and follow those guidelines. Do it and your life will never be the same!

Sponsors

To become a USA Dance Inc Sponsor, please contact us!