Benefits of dancing
There are plenty of keys to happiness, and dancing just so happens to be one of them! The art of ballroom dancing has been alive since the 16th century- peaking in the 19th and 20th century after the incorporation of the two-step, tango, and waltz. Thanks to TV shows such as Dancing With The Stars, this elegant art form is back and in the spotlight of the dance world.
Dancing Makes You Smarter
‘’Dancing integrates several brain functions at once—kinesthetic, rational , musical, and emotional—further increasing your neutral connectivity,’’ as one Stanford article explains. Plus ballroom dance requires quick decisions making in regards to physical coordination, rhythm, and social awareness, and quick decision making bolsters intelligence.
Any worker that is expected to sit in front of a computer screen for eight hours at a time and function well is fighting a losing battle. We need to move! It is scientifically proven that if we feel good physically, we can perform better intellectually and emotionally. Dance will keep your employees’ blood, mind, and ideas flowing, leading to a better quality of work. Just ask them how they feel after one lesson!
Health and Fitness
Dance is a low-risk, low-weight bearing activity that has varying levels of intensity, appealing to a range of abilities, especially beginners. No matter where you start, dancing can be a serious full-body workout! Plus, ballroom dance improves posture, a huge problem for the modern workforce. Employees who are aware of and who respond to their body’s health needs are better able to work physically and mentally.
In business body language and self confidence can often be the difference between success or failure. Dancers are trained to be masters of both. As you dance, you increase self-awareness by monitoring how your body is moving. This leads to a stronger presence, and builds self-confidence. Unfamiliar settings with a foreign task, such as ballroom dance, will enable them to try something new and expand their comfort.
Drawing parallels between unrelated topics can lead to amazing innovation. New, innovative ideas draw a line between an output of work that considered mediocre, and that which is considered exemplary. Exposing your employee to a creatively expressive task, such as dance, will stimulate the flow of creative juices and challenge their minds. Give them a brand new outlet to explore!
If you ensure that your employees feel appreciated, they will be glad to work hard and productively for you. Be the leader your team needs. Teaching them a new skill such as dancing could be a unique way of saying “ Thank you!” and rewarding them with a good time as well.
Dancing Is Fun
Give your hardworking team of employees a fun new way to enjoy themselves. Trust us, it’ll earn you bonus points in their eyes. You can’t go wrong with dance. Plus you’ll get to show off your team’s new moves at the next company party!