Dancing is not just a great physical activity that can keep you in shape, but it can also have a lot of intangible benefits mentally and emotionally.
1) Learn to get over feeling awkward.
No one likes to feel awkward in public, but with dance, sometimes that’s just part of the territory. If you’re learning a new step, it might feel a bit weird at first, but once you learn it, it becomes second nature. Then it’s less weird and hard to learn a new step. This can translate into learning new things outside of the dance world.
2) Find a community to lean on.
Dancing can run a range of emotions from happiness and pride to frustration, but finding a group of people that can support you and that you feel like you belong with can really help to boost your self-confidence.
3) Build a strong body.
If you feel physically strong and capable, it’s much easier to feel capable in other situations. When you feel healthy, that will show itself in other areas of your life, leaving you to feeling more confident and assertive.
What have you learned from dance? Let us know in the comments.