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469 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01108 (413) 733-2232
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How To Decide if You Should Learn Ballroom Dancing
Unless you’ve been on an extended trip to Antarctica, or have left the planet entirely, you’ve probably noticed the resurgence of interest in what you might remember from child or young adult-hood as “social dancing.” What used to be a very specific sort of Saturday afternoon for boys and girls of a certain age has now become an International Dance Sport. Shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and movies like “Shall We Dance” with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez chronicle the trials and triumphs of attempting to follow in the footsteps of Patrick Swayze in “Dirty Dancing” or Kevin Bacon in “Footloose” or Jennifer Beals in “Flashdance,” ...) The actual World Championships of Ballroom Dancing are now televised with all the seriousness of a sporting event.
So, should you dip your toe into the heady atmosphere of the ballroom? The same benefits that your mother used to extol when taking you to the dance studio with the mirrors on the wall, still apply. It’s a great opportunity to meet people, to improve your posture, and to learn a skill that will hold you in good stead at wedding receptions, holiday parties, on cruise ships and at other vaguely retro social events for the rest of your life. But there are other benefits:
1) Exercise. Dancing can help you burn quite a few calories. Ballroom dancing (slow, for example a waltz) helps you work of 119 calories every 20 minutes. Make if fast (a fox trot) and it is 268 calories. No matter whether it’s Country, Slow Dance, Latin dance or Night Club, 20 minutes goes by awfully fast on the dance floor, as well as Relieve Stress.
2) Confidence. There’s nothing like mastering some complicated dance moves to make you feel like a million bucks. And if you’re a woman worried about feeling like a rag doll while the man “leads,” remember what someone once said about Ginger Rogers: she had to do everything that Fred Astaire did, only backwards and in high heels.
3) Dressing up. To heck with casual Fridays, start a trend for stylish Saturdays. How often do you get the opportunity to wear something really spiffy and/or sparkly that makes you look and feel 10 years younger? And the right fancy clothes can help cover up a multitude of actual dancing faux pas. After all, like any competitive sport, ballroom dancing is fifty percent skill and fifty percent guts.
4) Being prepared. Though
you may be thinking more about snowboarding or hang gliding right now, there
will come a time when you’ll need a back up activity. So if you don’t want to look like a total fool at the
reception after the Leisure World golf tournament, it’s a good idea to learn a
few steps now so you can still be the belle (or beaux) of the ball when extreme
rock climbing is out of the question.
5) Fun. Yes, dancing is fun. Though sometimes those world championship competitors can be a bit serious, for the most part whether you’re good, bad or mediocre, you’ll find others just like you to have fun with. And fun is so often in short supply.
Whether you are young or more mature, single or couple, just want to ”get by” or really dance up a storm, the well-trained, professional instructors are there to help.
When you visit the “American Ballroom Dance Center”, you will always receive personal attention in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
We are in the business because we are passionate about the art, and enthusiastic to encourage the JOY OF DANCING!