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3 Ways Dance Positively Impacts Your Mental Health

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3 Ways Dance Positively Impacts Your Mental Health

Dance is an electric way to burn calories with ease while taking the guesswork out of forming your own routine at the gym. Not only is dancing a great way to workout but did you know that dancing also has positive effects on your mental health? Over the years, scientists and psychologists have done extensive research that has shown that dance movement patterns can improve not only your physical body but your mental state as well.

Dance can curb your anxiety and has been found to be a natural suppressant to the disorder. The American Dance Therapy Association says that dance is the “psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual.” In other words, dance movement helps to reduce your anxiety because of its creative outlet which ultimately encourages a peaceful state of mind.

Dance fights against depression. There’s a reciprocal interaction between body and mind when integrated with movement. Dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins are all chemicals that are released in the brain during a dance workout and each hold their own benefits that help reduce depression.

  1. Dopamine: Is released when we experience positive or pleasurable moments. Music increases dopamine levels, which is also released by spontaneous body movements—like dancing.
  2. Oxytocin: is released when we physically come in contact with others or are bonding. So yes, there’s a major benefit to being around others while dancing, Social dis-dancing that is!
  3. Serotonin: Helps us to feel emotional contentment and ease.
  4. Endorphins: Trigger a euphoric feeling while dancing.

Dance can prevent/slow dementia: Dementia is a decline in mental abilities that interferes with your day-to-day function. Research has shown that 76% of aging adults who danced regularly were less likely to develop dementia. Choreography to music triggers memory and forces split second decision making, ultimately allowing us to have a healthier brain for the long run.

Whether you’re dancing with us in our Lakewood Ranch Studio, at one of our night out events, or in the comfort of your own home, you can be assured that you’re making all the right strides to a healthier, happier and stronger you.

Dance Studio in Lakewood Ranch

Dancing on the Suncoast has been teaching ballroom, Latin, and swing dance in the Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Bradenton areas since 2001.  Specializing in both American and International styles, we’re sure we can teach you all the dances you love!

We are located in the beautiful San Marco Plaza shopping suites just north of  University Parkway at 8215 Nature’s Way Suite #101 Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202.

Our hours of operation are typically Monday thru Friday 12:00 – 9:00pm. 

Saturday and Sunday by appointment.

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Dance your way to a fit summer body: Why dance classes are the perfect workout

Are you tired of the same old boring workout routine? Looking for a fun and exciting way to get in shape this summer? Look no further than dance classes! Not only will you be grooving to your favorite beats, but you’ll also be sculpting that dream summer body without even realizing it. Say goodbye to monotonous workouts and hello to a fitness journey filled with rhythm, passion, and pure joy. In this blog post, we’ll explore why dance classes are the perfect workout for achieving your fitness goals while having an absolute blast along the way. So lace up those dancing shoes and get ready to shimmy your way into a fit summer body like never before with Dancing on the Sun Coast!

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Dancing on the Suncoast has been teaching ballroom, Latin, and swing dance in the Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Bradenton areas since 2001.

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