Delhi Dance Academy


The advantages of Dancing
Probably one of the most complete rhythmic exercises with unique characteristic of amplifying mind-body co-ordination, dance is a perfect way of staying fit and in shape. With its history dating back to the very advent of human civilisation, dance was and is a great way of exuding happiness, fun, pleasure and entertainment.

Scholars of dance have studied the various advantages of this physical art and have concluded that dancing is no way less than any other form of exercises to keep fit and healthy. With full body movements, each limb retains its mobility and thus delays aging and its effects. In fact with dance focused on specific body areas, muscles can be toned or augmented. The many folklore doing rounds talk about dance in great length. As per them dance was a devotional, recreational as well as a sensual practice. Marvellous Carvings and sculptures on temples of South India, Khujraho and Ajanta Caves further substantiate it.

Dance has the power of rejuvenating and thrilling the body. The vigorous movements initially might challenge your bodies? limits, however if persisted with, can leave the body fit and lissom. Dance enhances mind-body co-ordination and is a great way of training your body to listen and execute super fast commands of your brain. We all know that enhanced mind-body coordination develops our reflexes, which help us avoid many injuries in day to day life.
The advantages of dancing can be listed as follows:

Flexibility: Flexible and supple muscles go a long way in keeping us fit. Regular dancing enables muscles to flex and straighten, helping them gain agility. The schedule of dancing always has a stretching regime that warms up the muscles and acquaints the body with the movements to come. With varied kind of dances, different muscles get used and gain flexibility. With improved flexibility, ailments like back ache; cramps, muscle contractions and body?s rigidness are avoided with ease. A general sense of being well and fit prevails with dancing.

Strength: Scientists have defined strength as the measure of a muscle ability to exert its force against external or internal resistance. The rigorous and momentous jerks and jives strengthen one?s muscles against a dancer?s own body weight. Again with its diversity and variations in many of the dance forms, different muscles bulk up and build on their strength. Imagine the strength of a male ballroom dancer?s leg muscles which he develops by lifting his partner above his head. Dance forms like ballet and jazz include lot of jumping. Heaping requires a lot of strength in leg muscles. Regular practice definitely increases the strength.

Endurance and stamina: Endurance is the capacity of muscles to keep working hard for a longer time without fatigue. Dance with its fast and rigorous movements elevate heart beats, which in turn improves stamina. Many of people take up dance, not for entertainment or professional reasons but for increasing ones stamina. Dance is also an exercise and exercises do increase stamina.

Sharpening of brain: one has to remember steps to be executed after one another and control different unexpected situations that may arise in the course of dancing.

Sense of well being: Not only does dancing release good hormones but the platform also brings you face to face with different people increasing your social interaction and experience. It helps in boosting your self confidence and build social skills.

Success in life: Dance with all its benefits, as discussed above, has become a great way to intoxicate one?s body. People increasingly are taking up dance as a form of exercise than a mean of entertainment. Progressive gym instructors are using dance as a form of exercise to help their trainees gain muscle mass or shed those extra kilos.

As the times have evolved so has dance. Dance exists today as a form of arts, as a medium of expression and non verbal communication, and as an exercise regime.