We went to the court ... to dance!

1 November, 2005

If one thing could unite cultures around the world and for all time, it is dance. Through dance, our ancestors spoke with the future, prayed, communicated ... Because with dance we express and imbued with feelings: joy, passion, sensuality, love ... while enjoying our body and ours psyche

From the wide range of activities that we can practice in a sports center, the ones that combine the well-known benefits for the body, which are typical of the exercise, with the so-called social component, are increasingly accepted. That is: the possibility of interacting with other colleagues to share our hobby. This is the case, among others, of ballroom dancing.

This activity, which has mainly been rooted in social centers, has been strongly consolidated in the large sports facilities. And it's not by chance! Dancing brings great physical, psychological and social benefits.

Move the skeleton ...

Physically it is clear that dancing is a good exercise. The moderate and continuous movement helps the body to improve pulmonary capacity, aerobic resistance and cardiovascular activity, thanks to the constant oxygenation process that occurs during dancing. In addition, it represents a weight control aid to the point that in a class we can burn between 500 and 1.000 calories, depending on the functioning of each metabolism.

Through its constant practice, there is also a general toning of the entire body and a strengthening of the specific muscles of the legs. It also improves coordination, breathing, balance, rhythm ...

Stress therapy

But the benefits of this fun activity do not end there. It has been shown that enjoying emotionally releases toxins that are beneficial for our body. And dancing is enjoyed! Going into the rhythm of music, freeing the body from dance movements, avoiding personal or occupational problems for a few minutes "traveling" with music ... All in all, it is an unparalleled therapy against stress, l Physical or mental anxiety, anxiety ... Let's not forget that a physical exercise model is increasingly imposed, which implies "suffering" to improve. The dance, on the contrary, only demands you want to have fun.

Enjoy couple ... and in group

We can not stop talking about the social benefits of dance. Dating in pairs implies, in and of itself, a form of relationship and communication not only with a single person but with the entire group to which we belong. The relaxed and pleasant context that music provides us delves into fun learning and, far from looking for pre-established results, allows us to enjoy in the company of the pleasure of moving to the rhythm of the music of a lifetime and surely making new ones Friends to share and enjoy this wonderful therapy is to dance.

In addition, the ballroom dancing does not end at the sports center. In fact, they are just starting out, as they give way to group trips, to the neighborhood party dances, to the meetings in the dance halls ... and, in general, to all those moments to share dances, conversations , friends and who knows if something else ...

For all tastes

The ballroom dancing is a very motivating activity thanks to its huge variety. Each dance has its own identity, its character, its rhythm, its steps, and of course we can identify with any of them.

Among the most popular Latin dances, the eleventh-born was born in Cuba and, when it appeared in dance halls, it did not take long to overtake the mambo. And it is that the calf has an easy danceable, fast or slow pace, and its steps are not very complicated.

Directly from Brazil, samba is one of the most joyful rhythms. Of course: to dance perfectly, you must master the precise movements of the pelvis.

And to rest from the Brazilian euphoria ... what better to go through the Dominican Republic and breathe into the rhythm of the Bachata. Some mistake it with the bolero but if you want to remember the melody you just have to make a memory of one of the songs of Juan Luis Guerra.

And what about rumba ... with different origins and influences, among them, Catalan, Rumba is today the rhythm that is most used to innovate by fusing various styles, such as flamenco, pop-rock or rap.

But for fun rhythms, the charlatan of the 20 years, the quickstep (fast step), the foxtrot (which means trot of the fox), the twist, the swing ...

And for those who are more classical, the Spanish double pass; for the enthusiasts, the tango; for the lovers, the bolero; For the romantic and elegant, the waltz.

As we can see, there are many more balls and we leave a lot of them. And with all this variety, surely we can always learn or refine a new one. So, on the dance floor!

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