14 Reasons Why Dance Lessons Make the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

Is Dancing Good for your Heart?

Need a Valentine’s Day gift idea? Break from the same old routine and get on the ballroom dance floor!

To all the men out there still searching for Valentine’s Day gift ideas, read on. Don’t wait until the last minute like last year, and the year before. You’ve already done the whole candy and flowers thing. Be original this year!

To all the women out there reading, make sure to subtly forward this article to your man’s inbox. Or share it with him on Facebook. Or print it out and put it in his shoes. Just make sure he sees this.

Here are the top 14 reasons to book dance lessons this Valentine’s Day.

Couples who sway together, stay together. Exercising is always better with a partner. Especially when it’s a romantic partner. A recent story in Psychology Today found physical activity with your romantic partner increases happiness, develops a greater emotional bond and makes you fall in love with your partner all over again.

She’s been asking you for years. Most women jump at the opportunity to hit the dance floor. But for men, mustering either the desire or courage to dance in public is difficult. A man willing to dance is the sexiest man in the world to his partner.

All the moving, grooving and swinging hips… well, how wouldn’t that lead to more romance?

Flowers and candy have been done before, repeatedly. Flowers die. Candy is for kids. The gift of ballroom dance is timeless with benefits that last a lifetime.

You’ll be closer than ever. Physically (obviously). But mentally and spiritually as well. The amount of time you’ll spend, both at the studio, and practicing at home, is priceless. You’ll be working toward the same goal together.

It will either A) be reminiscent of your first dance, or B) get you ready for the first dance at your wedding.Your first dance is special. A moment to remember forever. Dance lessons are a perfect way to capture, or recapture, a magical moment.

Dancing has exceptional mental health benefits. Dancing has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. It also has positive effects on confidence, memory and learning. Whether it’s the winter blues, stress at work or just typical day-to-day life, dancing is one of the most mentally beneficial exercises around.

It’s a real conversation starter. Sharing interests is a crucial part of any relationship. The time you spend in lessons and practicing at home will bring you both closer. You’ll have more to talk about, and more to share.

You’ll make new friends (i.e. other “couple” friends). How many more stories can you hear from your single friends talking about their wild and crazy nights? Little do they know, true excitement is sharing something fun and unique with the one you love. Nothing unites friends like a passion for dancing.

Try something new. The last new thing you tried had the words “gluten free” on the package. It’s time to get out of the house, meet people, dance to good music and let the rhythm move you.

It’s like falling in love all over again. Hold each other close. Look into each other’s eyes. Move together. Practice and improve. Share an experience. The work you two put in together to learn and get better at dancing will deepen the love you both feel.

Dancing makes you feel more comfortable being yourself. Always be yourself. Don’t be afraid to fail in front of each other. Dancing will help you learn more about each other. It’ll force you to be vulnerable, which will help you better accept yourself and your partner.

It’s a valuable life skill that will come in handy forever. No longer will you feel anxious at weddings and parties. You will no longer be afraid to ask someone to dance. You’ll be ready for any impromptu dance parties. Dancing comes in handy in so many life events, you’ll be glad you know a move or two.

You’ll sleep together (not that way – the snoozing way) better because you’ll both be physically tired. After a dance lesson or two, you’ll both feel exhausted. You’ll be working out together and exerting energy. So when you finally get home, you’ll greet your bed with open arms. And who knows, maybe even find some snuggle time before dreaming!

Convinced yet? Good, because Fred Astaire Dance Studios offer dancing packages for first-time and experienced couples. Call today to schedule your lesson!