Benefits of Salsa
With its fast beats, quick steps, and Latin flair, salsa dancing at FLX Movement is a sure-fire way to move and groove towards a healthier, happier you. Now I have to admit that I feel a little disappointed that this isn’t about pico de gallo, but learning how to dance with Millennium Tower’s FLX Movement Director, Rob Glover, is much more satisfying than a bowl of chips and dip, and here are five reasons why.
IT MAKES YOU HAPPY.
Feeling blue? Dancing lifts your spirits and is the best form of expression. In fact, studies show that people who learn to cha-cha-cha report lower levels of stress, anxiety, and depression.
IT’S GREAT FOR ALL AGES.
Children move and clap their hands to music. Young adults spend late nights dancing at bars or concerts. Then when you get older, dancing can help to improve mobility, strength, balance, and memory.
IT BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER.
Dance is a powerful social glue. It allows us to meet new people, share experiences, and synchronize our bodies and our brains.
IT’S A GREAT FORM OF EXERCISE.
Dancing provides a full-body workout. A 30-minute dance class burns just as many calories as jogging. It’s good for your heart, it makes you strong, and improves balance and coordination. With styles ranging from ballroom and ballet to salsa and hip-hop, you’ll never get bored.
IT’S A TOTAL SENSORY EXPERIENCE.
The music floods through the room and takes over your body. Your hands intertwine with your partners and off you go across the room, the motions making you twirl with each new step. Your heart is beating to the tempo of the track. You’re dancing and you feel totally alive.
Don’t believe it? Hit the dance floor and see for yourself at the La Vie group salsa lesson on Tuesday, August 22.