Category Archive for: ‘Danceblogs’

Why Dancing Leads to Bonding

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There is perhaps nothing more universal than the drive to move our bodies in sync with music. Studies show that dancing at parties and in groups encourages social bonding, whether it is a traditional stomp, a tango or even the hokeypokey. Many researchers have argued that people experience a blurring of the self into their groups thanks to the synchronization …

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How Ballet Can Make You A Better Leader

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Louis XIV (1638-1715)– considered France’s greatest king, who reigned for 72 years (from the age of 5, actually taking the throne in 1661 and ruling for 54 years until his death), was himself renowned for being as outstanding a dancer as he was a military and political leader. In fact, his nickname “The Sun King” derives from a role he …

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Dance is not just a hobby or passion… it’s a lifestyle.

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

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Why song and dance are essential for children’s development

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How do children benefit from music and dance? Many people today are better equipped than ever before to deal with life’s challenges and difficulties. We live longer, enjoy more leisure time, and have access to the world’s knowledge at the touch of a button. But children are spending less time playing physically, mixing with different generations, creating imaginary games, and interacting with parents. Many are becoming socially …

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Dancing can keep your brain sharp.


We’ve all heard by now that lifestyle habits like aiming for better sleep can help to keep your brain sharp. But, according to one study, so can dancing. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest that getting footloose on a regular basis is linked with a 76 percent reduction in dementia risk — about as much as playing board games or a …

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Dancing is a great cardio workout.

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Like any good, low-impact cardio workout, dancing can improve cardiovascular health, increase stamina, strengthen bones and muscles and stave off illnesses. But aside from the perks associated any heart-pounding activity, dancing has a cardio edge with unique benefits that actually can’t be achieved by other low-impact exercises. “Dancing can give you more than traditional cardio,” Five components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, …

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Why Dance is Possibly the Best Activity for Kids


When I was growing up, the kids (mostly girls) in my school who studied dance seemed even more athletic than the jocks and the gym class heroes. They were slender, but solid, with long, strong limbs that could contort in ways that defied everything I’d learned about the limitations of the human body. Surely, those abilities were the result of …

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14 Reasons why all children should learn to dance

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1) Dance education aids the development of kinesthetic intelligence. 2) Dance education creates opportunities for self-expression and communication within the constraints of the medium of the body. 3) Dance, whether representational, thematic, or abstract, is a repository of civilization that changes through time. 4) Dance education teaches the values and skills of creativity, problem solving, risk taking, making judgments in …

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