The Benefits of Dance from across the Web!!

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"If your teenager is shy, has few friends or has difficulties socializing with her peers, an activity such as ballroom dancing might help her develop social skills. Ballroom dancing has become popular, with programs such as "Dancing with the Stars" drawing millions of viewers. If your teen is willing to try ballroom dancing, it could help boost her self-confidence, increase her social interaction, and make her happier and healthier."

http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/benefits-ballroom-dancing-teenagers-social-difficulties-15695.html

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"Many seniors are in North Texas are turning to ballroom dancing to keep active and socially connected. Ballroom dancing allows seniors to challenge their auditory, visual and mental abilities as they have to remain alert, coordinated and moving swiftly. Seniors are inspired by the popular TV show Dancing With the Stars, which features older celebrities doing the fox trot, cha-cha, salsa, tango and other choreographed dancing. However, seniors who are especially frail and susceptible to falls should refrain should be careful when dancing. "

http://www.globalaging.org/health/us/2008/ballroom.htm

From article...

"To dance is to be out of yourself," Agnes de Mille famously proclaimed. "Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking." Although the iconic 20th century dancer and choreographer makes it look easy, it can be difficult to accurately put the allure of dance into words. By nature, dance is a wordless form of expression, translating emotions and thoughts into physical movements. But we wondered, is there a way to explain why we dance?"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/18/whyidance_n_6344090.html?ir=Women&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000046

 

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