One of the best decisions I have ever made in my life was accepting an invitation from a friend to go with her to learn Modern Jive. I was at a low ebb at the time, that was six years ago and I love dancing even more now! What a fantastic time I have, not only does it keep me fit and uses my brain but I have met fantastic teachers and fellow dancers at all of the dance venues I have visited. I am an older dancer so it is great to be able to dance and be with other dancers - young as well as older. In dance, age is immaterial. Dance opened up a wonderful social life for me and I can never thank my friend enough for inviting me to learn to DANCE.
Recently, on a Documentary on "How To Stay Young" Dance has been proven to be the BEST form of exercise - better than any Gym. Dance is the UK's fastest growing art form. More than 4.5 million people regularly attend community dance classes each year in England alone. Regular dancing is great for losing weight, maintaining strong bones, improving posture and muscle strength, increasing balance and co-ordination, and beating stress.
One of the best things about dancing is that while you're having fun moving to the music and meeting new people, you're getting all the health benefits of a good workout. When our bodies move to the music something happens to us that doesn't happen in other forms of activity. Movement to music allows us to express our emotions. Even the simplest of movements to music gives our bodies a creative outlet. Dance gives us access to a type of freedom that no other activity provides; it is literally music for our soul.
As Paige Arden quoted...."Dance is something that can't be explained in words, it has to be danced.