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Why Swing Dancing Is A Great Activity You May Want To Try

Whether you are looking for a fun way to add some activity to your life or are ready for a new hobby, swing dancing is something you should consider trying. Wildly popular, swing dancing is a great way to get moving and you will have fun in the process. With a variety of swing dance moves to choose from, you are sure to find one that is your favorite. 

A variety of styles

Balboa, blues, Lindy Hop, solo jazz, Charleston, and Collegiate Shag are all terms you will hear when you begin swing dance lessons. Balboa and blues styles of swing dancing use slower moves and are good for improving fine motor skills and balance. If you are looking for a cardiovascular workout, the upbeat styles of Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag are good to learn while solo jazz and Charleston use a combination of both upbeat and slower moves.

Create a healthy mindset

Dancing is a feel-good activity that can brighten your mood as endorphins are released with physical activity. Learning new dance moves is also a good way to keep your mind sharp at any age. Some dancers use the art of dance to heal from emotional trauma or to release pent-up emotions.

Dancing can boost your self-esteem. As you learn new dance moves and master them, you will find your confidence growing. As your confidence grows, you will have the courage to learn new dance moves and will be proud to show off your new skills.

Make friends

Swing dancing is popular in many places, including other countries. No matter where you go, you are likely to find others who enjoy swing dancing. Taking swing dance classes with other beginners is a great way to meet new friends and you may even decide to start your own swing dance group or club in the future.

Enjoy great music

Not only will swing dancing keep you active, but simply listening to the great music associated with the various forms of swing dancing will make you feel good. Once you learn the basic moves, you will find plenty of your own favorite songs to dance to.

Exercise is never boring when you are doing something fun like swing dancing. Learning to swing dance will give you plenty of opportunities to show off your new talent, as swing dancing is a worldwide activity that will go with you anywhere you travel. From making new friends to being excited because you mastered a new dance move, swing dancing is good for your physical and mental health.

Contact a local dance studio to learn more about swing dancing classes.