Dance is a marriage of the body and the soul. It is cathartic and moving as an organic method of self expression. Also? It’s great exercise! Dancing can be done anywhere without any equipment. It’s a fun, accessible method of increasing your heart rate and burning some calories. You don’t need any sports or workout equipment; you only need a song that makes you want to move your body.
The kind of workout you get depends on the kind of dance you do. Lyrical or Ballet will undoubtedly stretch your muscles and strengthen small muscle groups you didn’t even know you had, but a night out on the dance floor with your friends will raise your heart rate for a long period of time. Dance is great for all ages, and encourages longevity of joints and muscles.
In my social life I feel like I hear all the time, “I can’t dance.” Wrong! ANYONE can dance, and its accessibility is one of my favorite things about it. You don’t have to dance for anyone else but you; just lock yourself in a room with your favorite song and get to it!