What are the benefits of Social Ballroom Dancing?
Dancing is beneficial both physically and mentally. This has been proven by a 21 year study of senior citizens, 75 and older, that the only physical activity to offer protection against dementia was frequent dancing. Our brain constantly rewires its neural pathways, as needed. If it doesn’t need to then it won’t. Those of us who spend our lives trying different mental routes each time, creating a myriad of possible paths, still have several paths left. Dancing integrates several brain functions at once:
“having the ability to reason or think about things clearly”
“resembling music; melodious; harmonious”
“relating to feelings and the way that they affect you”
“needs to be actively doing something while learning”
This will further increase your neural connectivity. The type of dancing in which you will benefit most is Social Ballroom Dancing.