Can you believe it? We’re in February and experiencing 80 degree days! Well, for those of you who reside in Phoenix, Arizona with us, you know what this means…Summer is approaching faster than we’re ready for it to hit! OK, I may be feeling a bit paranoid being that we haven’t even seen March yet, but I thought I had more time to get “bikini ready” before we start seeing continuous days of shorts weather. 🙂 Reality has set in and we will soon be basking (or baking) in 100 degree days. So what to do to prepare your bod? My favorite activity…Dance!
Yep, there’s nothing better than dancing your nights away into a more fit you. Now any dance style that gets you moving will technically do, but I prefer to meet a few of my needs all at once with social partner dancing.
What exactly is social partner dancing? Think traditional ballroom dancing. Now strip away all of the pressure and perfection, and imagine yourself in a Country bar or a Salsa club. Or even at your wedding, or on the dance floor on your best friend’s big day. Those dances that you can use in the real world on that crowded floor, like Country Two Step, Salsa, Swing dancing and, of course, even romantic slow dancing….that’s what I’m talking about.
While Ballroom dancing the old fashioned way is amazing, elegant and exciting, social dances can tick off several boxes in preparation for the months ahead. Here are just a few of the benefits of social dancing…
1. Meet New Friends: Take a few private dance lessons and see how easy it is to meet new people! Your confidence will begin to grow, making it so much easier to ask someone for a dance or simply get out and spend time with others who have similar interests in dancing. Not only can you get that body in shape by having fun Salsa or Swing dancing, but you can also expand your social circle! Sweet!
2. Blow Off Steam: Of course you can always visit your local gym to shed a few pounds before the Summer, but did you know that social dancing also helps to relieve stress? And it’s so much more fun than the traditional workout! Why run on the treadmill when you can Tango your way back into that bathing suit?
3. Reconnect With Your Sweetie: With private dance lessons, you two love birds can get away from the kids and enjoy a fun way to spend quality time together. You’ll also be “working” towards the same common goal of staying fit through dance and having fun in the process! I can’t think of anything better for couples!
Summer is coming faster than we are ever prepared for. Make this one a blast by having a cool way to beat the heat with social dancing in Arizona.