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People Who Grow Up Dancing Are Happier, Less Stressed And Smarter

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Once you lace up your pointe shoes, there’s nothing like the high of becoming one with the music. Everything else in the world fades away when the music begins. Your breathing coincides with each graceful movement, as your feet whisk you away across the dance floor. Like “The Nutcracker,” every dance to a dancer seems like a magical fairytale… and …

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What Do You Know About Hip Hop Dance?

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If you don’t know anything else, you probably already know that hip hop has the beat that makes you want to get up and dance. But what do you really know about hip hop dance Did you know that this energetic dancing evolved with hip hop music and street jazz? It’s true. Today, hip hop has taken its place alongside …

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Ballet was invented in 1459 in Italy for a royal wedding. At the banquet, the performers did dances representing the dishes being served. For instance, imagine a ‘broccoli dance.’ Ballet got a great boost in the 1700s in France when King Louis XIV (14th) appeared on stage as a dancer. He founded the Paris Opera Ballet in an old abandoned …

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The Benefits of Dance for Young Children

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With arts provision shrinking in our mainstream schools, more and more parents are looking for quality performing opportunities for their children. There are the obvious benefits of studying dance; reduced obesity, a fun source of exercise, healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and helping to maintain a balanced lifestyle. There is clinically significant evidence that children who participate actively in the …

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Group dancing helps teens bond

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Moving in sync may also increase pain tolerance Live dancing, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, cheerleading routines — all ask their performers to train until they move in sync. These workouts offer their performers a good workout. But they also can do much more, a new study finds. They can promote social bonding and even increase an ability to withstand pain. Researchers …

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Ten reasons to participate in dance classes

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The number of people taking part in dance classes world wide is increasing, with dance allowing people to be more active, socialise within local communities and develop creative skills. There are numerous benefits to partaking in dance classes ranging from increasing your amount of daily exercise to making new friends with shared interests. In the European Union the weekly exercise …

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Dance Your Way to Good Health

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Dancing can be a most enjoyable form of exercise. But, what most people don’t know is that it also has a large number of health benefits. Dancing is a great full out mind and body workout. It can make your body and soul feel good in a way that no other exercise can. The benefits of dancing are like no other. …

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Why dancing?

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Why dancing? We immediately ask two questions: Why is dancing better than other activities for improving mental capabilities? Does this mean all kinds of dancing, or is one kind of dancing better than another? That’s where this particular study falls short.  It doesn’t answer these questions as a stand-alone study.  Fortunately, it isn’t a stand-alone study.  It’s one of many …

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