Why You Should Consider Taking Dance Classes For Exercise This Summer

Why You Should Consider Taking Dance Classes For Exercise This Summer

Why You Should Consider Taking Dance Classes For Exercise This Summer

3 November 2022
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When it comes to activities and forms of exercise that many Australians consider participating in during summer, you will get the standard answers of netball, cricket, soccer and even things like martial arts before you hear dance. Many people don't even think of dance as that energetic or good for exercise before they try it out once and realize their big mistake. If you are trying to come up with a new form of exercise that has many other benefits this summer, then here are a few reasons why you have to at least consider taking up dance classes.

Really Intense Workout 

While it does differ between formats, dance is a very intense workout, especially if it goes for an hour or more. You are constantly on your feet conducting very coordinated moves that involve a lot of core strength at the very least. In some types of dance, you will require quite a lot of upper body strength too. Unlike other forms of cardio like running and swimming, dance classes are fun, change from week to week and really get you involved, which is why so many people stick with them and enjoy them more when they have had the chance to try them out.

Rely Mostly On Yourself

Unlike a lot of team games that are very popular across Australia, a lot of types of dance are based solely on how good you yourself are. You don't get frustrated at other people or feel like you are wasting your time because you are solely focused on developing yourself. You don't need to worry about anyone but yourself or maybe your partner as well. While at the end of a summer season of soccer or netball you might feel as though your time has been wasted because you didn't make the finals, with dance you carry on your progression and can keep going for as long as you want, continually getting better.

Useful Skill In Everyday Life

While there are many physical benefits to dance, such as toning your body and keeping up great cardio workouts, there are several tangible benefits for your social life as well. It can feel very liberating to be able to dance and dance well at social events and being able to surprise your friends and family with how good you have gotten in an organic social setting can feel very rewarding. Being a good dancer is something you never forget, and all it takes is a few months of dance classes to learn the basics so why not give it a go? 

Find dance classes near you to learn more. 

About Me
The Joy of Taking Part in the Performing Arts

When I was a kid, I was very shy. I would do anything I could to avoid having to interact with other people. This continued into adulthood and it really began to affect my life. It was then that I was introduced to the performing arts. My mother bought me tickets to a performing arts class. At first, the idea of getting up on a stage and performing filled me with dread. However, the class was really fun and the instructor was friendly. Before I knew it, I was dancing, singing and acting on stage. It was wonderful and it has really helped to boost my confidence.