It is almost impossible to convey the many benefits that Arthur Murray students
have received as a result of their dance lessons. Many singles and couples find
that it has created more romance in their lives. Others
rave about losing weight and all the health benefits from ballroom dancing or enjoy how fashionable
they look and feel when out on the social dance floor. Still
others continue dancing for the sheer joy it brings them in the pursuit.
While developing your dancing skills you should not be surprised if you:
Ballroom Dancing and Mental Health
In a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine in 2003
dancing was found to be the only physical activity studied that was
significantly associated with fewer dementia
cases. Over the course of 21 years 469 people were studied as
they aged to see who would ultimately develop signs of dementia.
Records of their favorite mental and physical activites were
kept over those years.
From the many mental and
physical activities studied, ballroom dancing was the most associated with fewer
dementia cases even after other possible factors were controlled
for. For detailed information on this study see the UK
health service provider BUPA Ballroom dancing and reduced dementia risk and the abstract for the study Leisure activities (including ballroom dancing) and dementia.
Scientists are starting to find out what dancers have always known,
that dancing keeps one mentally and physically fit - and the younger
you start in developing the positive habits through dancing the better!
We encourage you to reap the wonderful benefits that dancing has to offer you.
Getting started is easy. The first step is to
schedule a free introductory lesson with one of our trained
instructors. During that lesson, your instructor will determine your
current level and recommend an appropriate course for you to continue.
To set up your free introductory lesson now, call us at 604-552-3052,
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.