Too Much Turkey? How Ballroom Dancing Can Keep You Fit During the Holidays

You heaped your plate with turkey. You plowed through the mashed potatoes and gravy. You drooled over the pumpkin pie — and you definitely went for that second (or third!) slice. If there’s one thing that describes Thanksgiving in America, it’s the abundance of shameful, glorious overeating. In fact, as you read this, you may… Read More

Can Ballroom Dancing Help Prevent Type II Diabetes?

It seems like every year the health situation in America worsens. In fact, according to a recent article in the New York Times, obesity rates among Americans are continuing to rise, despite every effort to fight it. And the same goes for Type II diabetes, a disease with a heavy correlation to certain diet and… Read More

Does Ballroom Dancing Reduce the Risk of Dementia?

Odds are, you know someone who is affected by dementia in some way. That’s because more than 47 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia worldwide, and that number is growing. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and while there is no cure for Alzheimer’s yet, there is still hope… Read More

It’s true! Ballroom dancing helps kids battle obesity

Whether it’s the rumba, the salsa or anything in between, dance can be a challenging workout that keeps you moving, healthy and fit. Children especially can benefit from learning to dance as childhood obesity rates are on the rise. So let’s take on childhood obesity with dance! Ballroom dance is a great after school activity… Read More