Dancing – Move It!

Physical Activity iStock_000013768439MediumAlthough it’s impossible to know exactly how long dancing has been around, there is some archeological evidence that shows dancing forms as early as 9,000 years ago.

Dancing is moving your feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps often with  music. Dancing is an activity you can do by yourself or with friends – just about anywhere there is a flat surface. Just turn on some music and move to the beat.

Every culture has some form of dancing they use to celebrate good times.There are lots of different kinds of styles of dance – from freestyle in your living room, to hip-hop, tap, ballet, line or even ballroom dancing like Dancing with the Stars. Dance Styles – Wiki has a whole list of styles from all the countries of the world.

Why It’s Good for You

  • Improves Balance
  • Builds Endurance
  • Makes Your More Flexible
  • Burns Calories
  • Builds Muscles
  • Makes you Feel Good

How to get Started Dancing

The great thing about dancing is you can do it anywhere with a little music. Whether you sway slowly or twist and shout you can, start dancing in your living room or kitchen.

There are so many different types of dances and rhythms you are certain find a style you are good at and enjoy. The type of music you like to listen to might be a clue to your choice. The choices range from ethnic to modern (a little Hula or hip hop anyone?) and everything in between.

If you don’t know what kind of dance you might like to learn, the best thing to do is experiment. If you can’t make up your mind between dance styles, try a couple of classes.

Classes are everywhere. Check out local dance studios, community centers, and even the local Y.

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