We are about to kick off the 2016-2017 NFL football season, (Lets Go Cardinals!) and it couldn’t be more exciting! All the athletes we love and admire have been training their hearts out for months just to make us proud – and to win, of course! Every last one of them, doing everything they can to stay fit, strong and prepared for anything that comes their way out on the field.
Although most of us probably know that their training includes things like throwing and catching passes, as well as remembering their assignments on every play and run, did you also know that a huge part of all football players game day preparation includes dancing? Now, just to be sure – I am not speaking on those famous victory dances when a touchdown is made, like Victor Cruz’s salsa dance. I am, however, talking about ballroom dancing. Crazy enough, popular dance moves like the Grapevine (think “side, forward, side, back”, and repeat in a straight line) are used in football, but they directly stemmed right from the traditional ballroom dances like the Waltz and Foxtrot. The Grapevine has in fact helped many football players to stay light on their toes and ready for anything. And what about balance and coordination? Those are two key things that every football players needs. Ballroom dance lessons and tips from ballroom dancing in general are a very useful tool that can enhance those qualities in any athlete. Pretty cool to know, right?!
Former NFL Cardinals Superbowl Quarterback Kurt Warner participated in the 2010 season of Dancing With The Stars, and agreed that many of the skills required of athletes could probably be easily translated to the dance floor, and vice versa. He went on to further say that “I played football for so long that it became natural. It became something I was good at, but Dancing With The Stars was such a huge challenge, and was more difficult than I thought it would be.”. Furthermore, you probably haven’t considered it, but ballroom dancing for football players is amazing for posture, core strength and improved memory, all very important traits for athletes of any sport.
Social dancing, like the Country Two Step, Swing and Salsa dancing, can help off of the field as well. First off, any guy that can dance is a hot commodity to all those singles ladies out there. Everyone knows that ladies love a guy that can move well on the dance floor. Making the investment in Private Social Ballroom Dance Lessons will therefore pay off exponentially. Once you know how to Latin dance or Country dance, your confidence will skyrocket! It may be hard to manage at first, but I’m warning you now, be prepared for the long line of ladies that will be waiting to be swept off of their feet by you. 🙂
So whether you’re on the field or not, men that can dance are winners! Gain confidence, gain poise, gain finesse, then put your dance moves to work for you. What do you have to lose? Nowadays, a man that can dance is pretty rare, so separate yourself from the crowd or you may as well be just one of many! You can become a great social dancer by taking your first step into our Arizona dance studio. Your fun awaits you here at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, AZ!