Dance – It’s good for you!

Dance – It’s good for you!

Dance – It’s good for you! That simple sentence captures so much of what dance can do, and yet, there is so much more to consider when talking about the incredible benefits of moving your body and getting on the dance floor, no matter what level you may be at. Now, Washington DanceSport Club is working together with Falls Church Dance Spot in Falls Church, VA, to bring ballroom dance classes to both children and adults. These classes will be instructed by National Adjudicator, performer, and lead dance instructor Garry Gekhman. Garry Gekhman has performed on Dancing With the Stars...

Dance Is Always In Style

Dance is a ‘trend’ that has never gone out of style, and continues to grow in popularity all across the world. The reason? Well, if we started to list out all the benefits, we’d be here for quite awhile. From a healthy way to exercise, to a graceful learned skill, to simply having fun, there is truly no other sport or performance opportunity like the world of dance can provide. If you’re ready to get started and dive into dance, look no further than our Washington Dancesport Clubs in Potomac, Maryland. Have you ever wanted to learn how to ballroom...

Dancing Makes You Smarter

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.” -Dave Barry The Tango. The Cha-cha. The Waltz. You know all these too well, but what you probably don’t know, is that dancing is the one of the most effective physical activities for enhancing the brain and making you smarter. Let me explain. Why Dancing Makes You Smarter Dancing results in increased serotonin levels, the neurotransmitter responsible for enhancing many of the brain’s functions, both directly and indirectly, as I’ve talked about in other articles quite extensively, especially Tip #5: Eat the Right Foods. It reduces stress, which...

Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?

Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?

To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure? Dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance by blending cerebral and cognitive thought processes with muscle memory and ‘proprioception’ held in the cerebellum. Through regular aerobic training that incorporates some...

Dance As a Form of Exercise

Dance As a Form of Exercise

The following is an article excerpted from WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/a-z/dance-for-exercise Dancing as a Workout By Jodi Helmer, Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on April 13, 2016 How It Works Get ready to hit the dance floor! Dancing is a whole-body workout that’s actually fun. It’s good for your heart, it makes you stronger, and it will help with balance and coordination. A 30-minute dance class burns between 130 and 250 calories, about the same as jogging. Sign up for a class. Your teacher will lead you through a series of choreographed steps. The focus might be on the footwork, but...