In the battle of the bulge, ballroom dancing wins!

On the last Saturday of each July, Americans celebrate National Dance Day. Born in 2010, National Dance Day is a grassroots campaign encouraging Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and fight obesity.   When researching weight loss solutions, it’s always best to adopt the attitude of “if… Read More

Celebrate Men’s Health Month on the ballroom dance floor

Happy National Men’s Health Month! Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (and the rest of the world, really) takes time to focus on the medical issues currently facing men of all ages and the steps guys can take to solve them.   It sounds like a big undertaking, but really it’s as… Read More

I have arthritis, can I still dance?

When you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, even getting out of bed in the morning can be a struggle. Whether you suffer from pain and discomfort in your knees, hands or hips, the crippling feeling can be overwhelming. But staying active is important to keeping rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups at bay. “Dancing is a mind/body activity because… Read More

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