Dance as Therapy
During my seventeen years of teaching dancing I am most proud of the additional emotional benefits dancing brings to my clients. It doesn’t matter whether I am teaching children, a group or a couple, or training dancers for their next competition, we all derive the same pleasure from the lessons.
Dancing is a healing therapy regardless of the age of the client or their initial goal. It improves memory, learning and balance. Research shows that seniors who routinely participate in physical exercise can reverse the effects of ageing in the brain. Dancing helps to overcome stress, anxiety and depression. Dancing is a theraphy where combining both physical exercise and music for people is known to help those suffering from Dementia. Physical and mental exercise contributes to a healthy life and learning different types of dance routines can rejuvenate the body and mind. I have witnessed the positive impact of dancing many times and it is extremely satisfying and worthwhile.