Dance is not only an art form, it's therapy for the body and mind. Here are 5 reasons you should consider taking dance classes!

How old are you? Do you have kids?  How much activity do you subject your muscles to, do you jog in the morning? What kind of music do you like? Are you burdened with so many responsibilities that you do not get time to relax?

Whatever kind of answer you may have for any of the above questions, none of them changes in any way the fact that you too can dance. In fact, I should be telling you that you should dance!

Below are some of the top benefits that dancing can bring to your life and body:

1) Dancing is a Fantastic Way of Working Out

Rather than, or in addition to, jogging in the mornings and going out for an intense gym workout every weekend, you can take dancing classes and discover a new fabulous way of working out!

You could join a group of dancing enthusiasts and train together, do it together with your kids to choose a favorite playlist and dance at home, or even lock yourself in your bedroom and have a whole hour of dancing every day.

You get to remain healthy, active and have a lot of fun at the same time!

2) Have Fun with a Super-Cheap Dancing Class

With the number of dancing enthusiasts increasing by the day, more and more people are realizing the myriad of benefits that dancing can offer to their bodies and lives. Chances are, there is surely some kind of dancing event right there in your neighborhood.

Go for free dance events, register for donation-based dancing tutorships, attend weddings, nightclubs, girls’ night-outs, and Tango meet-up groups. Or even enroll for dancing classes! Don’t worry about the finances, even if you choose a professional workout you, can always use Overstock promo codes to save on the clothing and whatever equipment you need, or find other special deals.

3) Dancing is one of the Best Stress Relievers

Dancing is like no other physical activity – it combines very crucial body exercise with the soothing sound of music and emotional expression. What other stress-relief recipe do you know that can surpass this?

Take steps to the beat of the music, stretch your hands out, throw your body forward and backward, shout your vocal chords out, forget your work- or family-associated stresses and release all the tension you have been accumulating for weeks in a few hours.

4) Connect with Your Body through Dancing

Learning some dance moves and gathering confidence to shake your body like you have always felt very comfortable in your own skin, even if you haven’t, makes you feel much more connected to your body and more aware of yourself.

Use dancing to gain a better understanding of what your body can do, move gracefully and never feel shy, clunky or clumsy. Learning to dance freely will let you never feel disconnected with your body image again.

Enjoy a nice dance and be proud of who you are!

5) Finally, Use Dance as a Medical Therapy

Believe it or not, there are times in your life when dancing can be just as effective, or even better, than prescription drugs. Through relief and pleasure hormones like oxytocin, dancing can be the magic cure to some of the emotional and physical tortures that your body is going through.

When you shut everything from your mind and listen to the sweetness of the music, coupling that with the graceful movements that your body is making, this hormone – also called the “bonding or love hormone” – is released in your body to act as an anti-depressant, a sexual stimulant, and sometimes even a natural anti-inflammatory wound healer.

So, why not dance and get all these benefits?!

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