How Athletes Benefit from Ballroom Dance Lessons

ballroom dance lessons for beginners mesa arizonaWe 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!

What Women Really Like About a Man That Can Dance

ballroom dance studios Mesa ArizonaDid you watch the season finale last night of Dancing With The Stars? It was incredible! Great performances, awesome re-caps and highlights from the entire season, and tons of fun! Spoiler alert for those who haven’t had a chance to watch…the gorgeous Nyle DiMarco took home the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy. YAY!

There’s no doubt that a man can dance is an attractive thing to most women, but Nyle won the hearts of many because of his impressive ability to dance with the music in spite of the fact that he is completely deaf. For me as a professional ballroom dance instructor, it was truly inspiring to see how he brought each dance to life while dancing in pure silence. I give a huge round of applause to Peta, his instructor, who also brought out the best in this man. The entire thing was really unbelievable when you think about it.

Ballroom dancing has the unique and special power to invoke feelings and expressions that we may not experience in other areas of life, and I believe that is what women really love about a man that can dance. For example, a man that dances well exudes an air of confidence. We all want a self-assured partner in life, right? Well, next time you go with your girlfriends to your local Country bar, scope out the dance floor and grab the guy who is two stepping with a smile. He is obviously not afraid to Country dance, and if he’s looking good on the dance floor, he may carry that certainty in other areas of life too, and that’s pretty hot!

I, along with millions of viewers and fans of Dancing With The Stars can tell you that Nyle definitely took what women really love about a man that can dance to the next level. He was sexy, hypnotic, rhythmic and…I could go on and on! Men, reveal your sensual side (or discover it) on the dance floor and learn to salsa dance, bachata or even in the Argentine tango, and watch the ladies swoon. I will speak for myself when I say that a guy with rhythm on the dance floor does indicate that he can be sexy in other places too. Passion and romance are a great way to establish an initial connection, so go out and take Latin dance lessons, guys. She’ll be so happy you did, and so will you!

When it comes down to it, a guy that can dance, be it swing dance or Country two step dance, and is happily willing to do so, does say something. I take away from it that he is adventurous, playful, sexy and courageous. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but dancing is exciting, and to share it with someone else is even more fun!

If you’re a guy that wants to get started with beginner’s dance lessons, that’s wonderful! As it did for Nyle, dancing will make you want to walk taller and shine brighter, and it won’t hurt when it comes to finding love either. So discover how to dance… The journey will be worth it!