FACTS & QUESTIONS
If you type <dance> into the old google box, it comes up with a rather standard definition;
1. move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps.
2. (of a person) move in a quick and lively way.
These definitions are certainly accurate, however they miss out the great fundamentals that make dance, well... dance.
When you dance, you can really be or do whatever you feel. Through the quick motions of the Jive, you can find your inner cheekiness and get a real boost of energy. Through the Paso, you can become that confident person you perhaps struggle to be in your everyday life. Dancing is a large mixing bowl of fun, fantasy, discipline (to some extent), determination, showmanship and creativity.
There are so many reasons to dance or join a dance class/group.
Dancing is an incredible workout! you can have fun getting fit. Which makes it a great alternative to the gym. If your confidence has been shaken, learning and gradually mastering dance steps/routines can make all the difference to your self-esteem. Dance classes are an amazing place to meet new people who share the same interests as you and have set the same goals. Perhaps through dancing, you may even find a future career path, you won't know until you try...
"KNOW YOUR CHA-CHA FROM YOUR RUMBA"
I decided to put together a little glossary and history about the dances I practice. If you know you want to dance but don't know which style is right for you, this could maybe help. Knowing a little bit more about the history of each dance can already set a tone for the class and inspire your new dance alter-ego.