Monday, August 20, 2012

Benefits of Ballroom Dancing

 Benefits of Ballroom Dancing



Ballroom dancing is not only great exercise and a wonderful creative and emotional outlet, but it may also improve self-confidence, social skills, cognitive abilities, and zest for living!

Thanks to Ashley Reams for the great article in Temple Terrace Patch about how Rhapsody Ballroom helps beginner ballroom dancers, and thanks to Rhapsody teacher Hector Quiles for his great coaching and encouragement of new dancers!




Photo: Professional Dance Instructor Hector Quiles dances with student Holly Jackson at Rhapsody Ballroom.

15 comments:

Leslie Frances said...

Thanks for linking this up! Great tip, dancing does so many things. I am in a tap class, and love it. So much fun to get my feet to do things they don't normally do.

Lisa Lewis Koster said...

Sounds like something that would be fun to try!

caryjo said...

Something I've wanted to do forever and ever. I also really have missed doing the Line Dancing. Used to, years ago, and had such a blast. We are simply too busy to fit anything into our schedules any more. Grabbing a little drive and going out to dinner once ever couple weeks is all we've got any more. But, serving the Lord is the first rank... and, when we get to heaven I'm looking forward to dancing before the throne. What could be better than that? [So happy for you and so many others, though.]

Debi Stangeland said...

Fun!!! Thanks for sharing and linking up at FunkiPlanet.com today.

A Joyful Noise said...

Thanks for sharing at "Tell Me a Story." I know this is great exercise, and the self confidence is good too. In school we learned many types of dance that were from different nations, but we did not learn the ball room type.

Laurie Collett said...

Thanks, Leslie, for your comment & for hosting the linkup! Happy tapping to you, & God bless!

Laurie Collett said...

Dear caryjo,
Thanks so much for your comment! You really should get back to line dancing! It's true that it takes time, but the time spent pays big dividends in keeping the temple fit to do the Lord's work. But you're right, I'm looking forward to dancing before the throne with you and the other saints!
Love in Him,
Laurie

Laurie Collett said...

Thanks, Debi, for your comment and for hosting FunkiPlanet!
God bless,
Laurie

Laurie Collett said...

Dear A Joyful Noise,
Thanks for your comment & for hosting! Many of the ballroom and Latin dances have their roots in different countries: tango from Argentina, samba from Brazil, etc. All kinds of dancing, done to His glory, are beneficial.
Love in Him,
Laurie

Esther Joy said...

I've got rhythm, but I sure don't know how to dance!

Laurie Collett said...

Hi Esther Joy,
Thanks so much for your visit & comment! Rhythm is the hardest part, so you should give dancing a try -- I'm sure you'd be great!
God bless,
Laurie

Jessica said...

Fun idea! Thanks for linking up!

Laurie Collett said...

Thanks, Jessica, & God bless!
Laurie

Mary Beth said...

I've always wanted to learn to ballroom dance! My husband and I took lessons before our wedding so we didn't look silly for our first dance. But we haven't done anything since. It was fun!!

Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday!

Laurie Collett said...

Hi Mary Beth,
You & your husband should try dancing again! I'm sure you'd have a great time, & it's great exercise & a creative outlet.
Thanks so much for your comment & God bless,
Laurie