Dance Your Way to Improved Aging

Dance Your Way to Improved Aging

If you read our article on Enlightened Aging last week, you’ll know that it’s possible to grow older with resilience and foresight.

A great way to do just that?

Dance it out!

A recent study found that dancing can actually increase the area of the brain that typically declines with age and lead to improved balance. It can also stimulate brain activity, slow cognitive decline, and the exercise itself is great for your heart, lungs, muscles, and joints. It’s really a win-win!

If you’ve never been a Dick Van Dyke though, how can you get started with dancing now? Meet Learn To Dance! 

This amazing website offers a variety of totally free beginner dance videos. We love that they offer ballroom dance step videos so you can learn the right timing, steps, and technique for styles like Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa, Swing, Tango, Fox Trot, Waltz, and Merengue.

With their HD videos, you can practice alone or with your partner of choice, helping you to get the basics right so that you can feel comfortable heading out for a night of dancing. 

But as that study showed us, even practicing at home is a great way to be healthy and improve our brain function!

Learn to Dance with Confidence

If you love the beginner videos and want to take it one step further, LearnToDance has a paid option called Passion4Dancing. There, you can master the most popular Latin and Ballroom dance styles for just $197/year. It’s the perfect way to keep practicing from the comfort of your home.

Find a Dance Studio

If you’re ready to make some in-person connections again, then you can take your beginner steps to the next level at a local dance studio! LearnToDance offers 5 tips to finding the right dance studio near you so that you can pick the right one. You might even be able to use your Meetup membership to find a dance club near you!

Start New Challenges with Dance

If you’re looking for a new way to improve your body and your mind, dancing may just be the key! Thanks to wonderful resources like LearnToDance, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming to get started. You can finally learn to dance easily and quickly.

And don’t forget to get the right dancing footwear!