The Top 3 Reasons to Say YES to Dancing!

Country Two Step dancing in ArizonaSocial ballroom dancing has a plethora of benefits, many of which are pretty clear. The first and most obvious reasons why everyone should know how to social dance (think Country Two Step, Swing and Salsa dancing) is that it will get you off of that chair you are sitting on and into a large, colorful room with other people that are having fun!  Increasing fun in your life is a great reason to dance. Many of the benefits of dancing have been mentioned in previous blog entries, but just in case you missed them, here are three super good reasons to take advantage of our New Student Offer for a Beginner’s Dance Lesson and begin your dancing journey today!

Slow Down Aging!  A 21-year study of people age 75 and older conducted by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City found that dancing proved to have the greatest benefit for warding off Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  While many activities like biking, golfing and swimming had zero effect on cognitive and mental acuity, frequent dancing was the top exercise with significant beneficial effect for protection! Dancing also out-scored the more prescribed cognitive activities such as doing crossword puzzles and reading books.  That’s right, moving your body around a dance floor or letting us at Dance FX Studios teach you ballroom dancing, Country Swing or the Arizona Two Step will do more for fending off the effects of brain aging than two of the top Arizona recreations: golf and swimming!

Learning to dance greatly improves one’s self-confidence!  Dance instruction helps you to walk taller and exude a style, charm and grace you often see in other dancers. Whether you try the Argentine Tango or the Two Step, dancing aides in body awareness and will increase your sense of assurance. Who couldn’t use a little more of that? Studies have shown people with high self-confidence perform better in sales, team sports and dating too!  Having a creative outlet like social ballroom dancing is perfect for developing self-expression and personal style which are two attributes of self-confidence! Investigate your artistic side, reveal your inner visionary and improve your work stats by learning to dance Latin, Swing, Country Western or Argentine Tango.

Dancing adds a new dimension to communal and individual relationships!  A study performed in Northern Ireland, Blackpool and Sacramento, California in the U.S. by Jonathan Skinner, a lecturer in Social Anthropology found that tensions between neighborhoods were alleviated through dancing. Where friction within communities was a problem, Dr. Skinner found that “social dancing leads to a continued engagement with life – past, present, and future” and that social dancing provides the opportunity to enjoy life together and create tolerance between each other. Quite the opposite outcome of the dancing gangs we viewed in film Westside Story!  Picking a dance style to learn like Salsa, Country or Ballroom is an ideal way to connect with others who also love to dance. Dancing is also the perfect way to meet and interact with people outside your social circle because it is a tool used in various social functions. Knowing how to dance provides an avenue for meeting people, including forming strong relationships based on mutual interests.

Start with our Introductory Offer for personalized instruction and be put on the fast track to being a confident social dancer. Through one-on-one dance instruction your confidence will soar, your mental agility will stay fit and knowing how to do the Waltz, the Foxtrot, Cha-cha, Argentine Tango,  Arizona Two-Stop or Nite Club 2 Step will prepare you for any social dance opportunity that comes your way! Get off the couch and start learning a new hobby that will grace your life with more benefits than you can imagine for years to come!

Come visit or call us Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona. Our direct line is 480.968.6177. Our neighboring cities include Gilbert, Scottsdale, Tempe and Chandler, AZ.  To secure an appointment with us for a Private Dance Lesson or Group Lesson, do not wait until the last minute, call or email us now at We look forward to improving your life through dance.