Dance Lessons Perk Up Busy Parents

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Fred Astaire Dance Studios can help harried parents reconnect and recharge by taking dance lessons!


Parenting during a pandemic has taken a toll on many couples. The outbreak of the pandemic reduced job security for 41% of working parents with children between the ages of 5 and 18 years old. Many parents fear being penalized at work for childcare responsibilities, according to Catalyst, a nonprofit organization supporting women in the workplace. Prior to the pandemic, parents were already feeling the load of child-centered parenting trends. Mothers today spend at least five hours per week participating in hands-on activities with their children, like reading books or helping with homework, versus one hour and 45 minutes in 1975, the New York Times reported.


Juggling full-time jobs, extracurricular activities for their kids, and household chores leave couples with little time and energy left for each other. Taking a beat to spend time with your spouse is an important way to show you care. While the divorce rate in the United States is falling, it still hovers around 50% of all marriages. Devoting time to nurturing your relationship can help ensure a lasting connection. Date nights help parents get out of their traditional routine and give relationships a new energy.


Fred Astaire Dance Studios encourages you to take a break from the daily grind and spend time tripping the light fantastic. Ballroom dancing lessons are a unique way to reconnect with your spouse. Here are a few reasons to add dance lessons to your crowded calendar.


Boosts Mood. Dancing is a low-impact workout. Not only does ballroom dancing burn calories, it also releases endorphins. Endorphins are produced in the pituitary gland and central nervous system. They reduce discomfort and elevate your mood.


Improves Emotional Connection. At every dance lesson couples spend time in each other’s arms learning new moves. They also need to connect mentally to perform the complicated steps. The combination of a physical and mental connection helps remind couples why they chose each other as a partner.


Reduces Stress. Dancing is a physical activity. Participating in dance classes can improve cardiovascular fitness, build muscle strength, and increase flexibility. Working out the kinks helps your body feel better and allows you to release tension. Dancing is a great form of creative expression, and it encourages people to toss their worries aside and move with the music.


Promotes Teamwork. Learning to salsa, waltz, and foxtrot is a team effort. Both participants need to rely on each other and work together to master the steps. Achieving a goal together helps give couples satisfaction and the sense of accomplishment everyday life may lack.


Last but not least — dancing is a great way to get back at your kids for leaving their dirty socks in the hallway or forgetting to make their beds. Check out these parents having a great time embarrassing their children with some stellar dance moves.


Take a look at these two parents having fun embarrassing their son with their dance moves on the jumbotron at a San Diego Padres baseball game. The young man clearly isn’t a fan of their dance moves, but the crowd is eating it up.


In this viral video, a mom busts a move in the kitchen to Usher’s song, “Yeah,” while her daughter covers her face in shame.


Some kids learn to embrace the humiliation and harness it for their own gain. Rapper Young Scholar and his mom Ginny Jenkins teamed up to perform a dance routine at a high school talent show.


Take a Break at FADS!

Fred Astaire Dance Studios offers group and private lessons at our local studios where we teach individuals and couples how to waltz, samba, and swing. We also offer an Online Lesson Platform for parents who have trouble getting a sitter. Students can stream a wide variety of lessons or live-stream a dance lesson with one of our certified dance instructors.


Contact your local Fred Astaire Dance Studios location to learn about our special introductory offer and to schedule your first lesson.