In a recent study at the University of Derby, depressed patients given salsa dancing lessons improved their moods significantly by the end of the nine week hip swiveling therapy. Researchers site the endorphin boots of exercise, plus the social interaction and concentration that dancing requires, and the increase self-confidence from learning a new skill as components to dancing’s benefits.
The physically expressive nature of dance also helps people release and thereby recognize pent-up feelings, the first step in dealing with them. Excerpt from Psychology Today August 2010 pg. 42
Regardless of your reason to dance our Saturday class is not only fun and a great way to learn some new moves, but a great cardio workout.
This is a progressive class as each builds on another in choreography. Registration is required.