There are many benefits of dance supported by research.

Health Benefits

  • improved condition of your heart and lungs.
  • increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness.
  • increased aerobic fitness.
  • improved muscle tone and strength.
  • weight management.
  • stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis.
  • better coordination, agility and flexibility

Psychological Benefits

  • Dance improves state of being and self-esteem
  • Dancing makes your brain age more slowly
  • Dance as connection to ourselves
  • Dance to develop creativity

Dance improves your heart health, overall muscle strength, balance and coordination, and reduces depression. It turns out there is a scientific explanation behind those mood-boosting moves, and there are ways you can use dance to improve not only your physical, but your mental health.

The following article “Dancing and the Brain” explains a more in depth view of the benefits of dance.

https://neuro.hms.harvard.edu/harvard-mahoney-neuroscience-institute/brain-newsletter/and-brain-series/dancing-and-brain