Pushing Your Own Boundaries with Dance

feet partners on the dance floorWhen you learn something new, you push your boundaries. When you learn something new despite it being difficult, or uncomfortable, you push yourself even further. These can be great things to do. Generally, it’s good for everyone to push themselves in life. Most people do it when they start a career or new job, they get married, have children, and anytime in life when something new comes along that takes time to adjust, learn, and grow. You could push your own boundaries by learning to dance.

Sometimes, we hit points at which our lives seem to have settled. We’re comfortable, satisfied overall, and though we have our trials, major changes seem to have stopped, at least for the moment. This is when it’s great to go in search of something to help you continue growing.

Growing Through Dance

Dance is a learning process; both your body and mind retain information. That alone is a growth experience. Every time you practice and get better, you push your boundaries and grow a little more. Not only do you push your physical boundaries, but your learning capabilities, too. And, you press yourself toward more fun. You give yourself more opportunities to have fun in the future, while having fun in the present by learning. All of these things are ways in which learning to dance expands your horizons.

Of course, none of this means that the dancing will come easy. However, practice and powering through are how you get the most out of the dance. That is also how you push your boundaries and get better. The more you practice, the further you press on toward more.

Let us help you push your boundaries with dance at Dance Passion Studio. We would love to help you grow and learn, and all while having fun.

Escapism in Dance

Depositphotos_164673938_m-2015The benefits of learning to dance are many; in fact, they can’t really be counted. There is something in it for everyone and it can’t always be measured. That is because the benefits are sometimes personal and emotional. Take the part of dancing that leaves some people feeling as though they’ve left the world behind. This escapism is one of the reasons some people love dance.

Why would escapism be a benefit?

Everyone needs a break from the world. It doesn’t mean we’re unhappy with our lives; we just need a little extra rest from the responsibilities of the everyday. Dancing does this by serving as a very strong distraction.

When people are new to dancing, there is a lot to learn. Your mind must memorize steps and your body must get used to those steps, too. It takes a lot of focus. You have to focus on your steps, on your partner, the others around you, your posture, proper movement, and more. All that work is fun, too. When you’re focused on that, you’re away from all those things that have begun to stress you out lately.

If you’re going to escape, it should be something that is genuinely fun. While you’re learning in dance class, it is an entertaining sort of learning. Yes, it’s something functional that you can use in the future, but it’s meant to be exciting, exhilarating, even.

When your body moves, endorphins rise. It’s part of what makes you feel better during and after exercise, and why movement can help with physical pain. Those endorphins relieve stress in the same ways. When you dance, you feel better physically and mentally, and thus can escape for a little while.

Whether you need some relief and an escape, or you need to learn to dance for any specific reason, come to Dance Passion Studio.