Can dancing help people with brain injuries?

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is “Not Alone,” an important message for anyone who is, or knows someone, currently coping with a brain injury. Studies have shown dancing, as a form of rehabilitation, can have positive effects on the brain. Like any muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it… Read More

Dancing is a Good Way to Celebrate American Heart Month

February is a month when we have hearts on the brain, celebrating both American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day. These events act as calendar reminders to be mindful of your heart, and keep it strong, healthy and active. One of the best  — and fun! — ways to keep it healthy, is to dance. Dancing… Read More

Beat the Winter Blues on the Dance Floor

Feeling sad? Depressed? Down in the dumps? It’s called the winter blues, and you’re not alone. Millions of people suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), caused by low levels of light during the cold, winter months. Research has shown exercise can help, and dancing may be one of the best forms of exercise. Besides, what’s… Read More

Research agrees: Ballroom Dancing is one of the best ways to get in shape

Did you know that an estimated 80 percent of the New Year’s resolutions crowd drops their gym membership by the second week of February?* That’s why more and more people are getting their fitness fix on the ballroom dance floor! Once again, the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual survey lists “the combination of weight loss… Read More

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