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Why You Should Start Dancing After 40

Why You Should Start Dancing After 40

Taking up dancing after 40 can be the answer to many middle-age concerns. Lose a little weight, improve your fitness, make some new friends, spice up your social life, inject a little passion into a relationship or keep your brain in tip-top condition.

At Arthur Murray Crows Nest, we have lots of students who are 40 & over! Here are some of our top reasons why we think you should take up a dance class…

Stress relief

Dancing is a very effective form of stress relief when the routine of work and family life can begin to get you down.

  • Mastering complex steps gives you a natural boost to your system.

  • Blood pressure is lowered by being physically fit.

  • Increase the happy endorphins in your system.

Give yourself a boost

After 40 you might experience the onset of the middle-age blues and dancing is simply the best antidote to feeling low.

  • Your self-esteem will rise as you get fit.

  • Making new friends will help to make you feel happy.

  • You’'ll benefit from having a really fun night out.

Getting fit

Attending a regular dance class is an easy way to stay fit, lose any excess weight and tone up.

  • Gain shapely muscles.

  • Good cardio workout for a healthy heart.

  • Helps to strengthen your bones.

  • Improves your balance.

  • Provides stimulating mental exercise.

Mental capability

Dancing engages all parts of the brain from kinaesthetic and rational thought to musical interpretation and emotional connections.

  • You’re never too old to start learning new things.

  • Your brain needs regular exercise.

  • Keeping your brain alert will help you become a better problem-solver.

  • Dancing helps to stave off dementia as you get older.

Staying sociable

You’ll enjoy yourself and extend your social circle by meeting like-minded people.

  • Form new relationships.

  • Learn a challenging skill.

  • Provides a common ground for conversation.

  • Meet everyone in turn without any awkward introductions.

Enjoy a free trial lesson today

Why not come down to Arthur Murray Crows Nest and start enjoying yourself again. Dancing begins at 40! Book your free trial lesson online today.