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Dance Lessons: 5 Ways Learning Some Moves Can Improve Your Social Life

Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

The art of dance in all its forms has always been a powerful medium for human connection, as it offers a unique way to interact and socialise with others. Along with the many social benefits, dancing also keeps you fit and feeling great both physically and mentally.

This article will be taking a closer look at dance lessons and how learning to dance will enhance your social life, enabling you to make new friends, forge meaningful connections, gain confidence and explore the new world of opportunities that learning to dance provides. So, whether you’re searching for dance clubs in Sydney or anywhere else in the country, you’ll discover just how beneficial dancing can be.

#1 – Dance Class Are a Great Way to Break the Ice

One of the most difficult things in any form of socialising (especially for shy people) is actually breaking the ice with people you don’t know. However, when a group of people come together to indulge in a particular activity such as learning to dance, breaking the ice becomes infinitely easier and far more natural.

As an example, you’ll already have common ground, which will readily lead to discussions around dancing, dance styles, how to improve and so on. Once the ice has been broken with new people, the natural progression is to start chatting about other things aside from dancing. A social dance club provides the perfect vehicle to break new ground with unfamiliar people.

The more lessons you take, the more familiar you’ll become with other members and you’ll make a bunch of cool new friends.

#2 – Dancing is a Form of Non-Verbal Communication

Whether you’re only just beginning or you have quite a few lessons under your belt already, dancing allows individuals to express themselves and communicate through movement and artistic body language. Emotions can be shared without the need for words, creating a very unique connection with your dance partners.

#3 – Build Your Verbal Communication Skills

Many forms of dancing require you to partner with another person to both learn the moves and perform them. Naturally, people will need to communicate and interact as dance lessons are taking place, giving everyone the opportunity to improve their talking skills by verbally communicating with their partners.

When dancing with a partner, there is a degree of trust and cooperation required to perform and perfect the various moves, steps, spins and turns. For novice dancers, regular communication between partners is essential for everyone’s success. As you improve, you’ll get better at anticipating each other’s movements.

#4 – Dance Lessons Give Your Self-Confidence a Boost

One of the most important benefits you can derive from having regular dance lessons is that of boosting your self-confidence. Anytime you learn something new and start to master it, your confidence will be bolstered. It’s the same with learning to dance.

An enhanced level of confidence not only makes you more comfortable with dancing and showing off your moves, but this newfound confidence will find its way into other areas of your life as well; such as improving your communication and socialising skills.

A healthy level of confidence is one of the most valuable assets any person can have and dancing will give you plenty.

#5 – Dancing Opens the Doors to Other Social Opportunities

Aside from regularly getting together with your new friends to improve your dancing, being part of dance lessons in Sydney will ultimately lead to other opportunities to socialise as well. For example, members of the group might arrange get togethers outside of the confines of dance classes, such as meeting up at a local club for a night of fun, drinks, conversation and, of course, showing off everyone’s new dance moves.

As you now have a new group of friends you can meet up with, as a group, you can also arrange other social activities together that don’t even involve dancing.

The Takeaway

Dance lessons provide a fantastic opportunity to socialise, learn a new skill and enhance your social life. You’ll forge new connections and friendships, increase your self-confidence and even improve your fitness on every level. Most of all though, you’ll have a lot of fun learning how to dance and enjoying the social opportunities dancing will present.

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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