What will dancing and dancing lessons do for you?

Dancing PartnersCredit: office.microsoft.comLearning to dance is not just about moving in time with the music. Dancing teaches a lot of life lessons for people willing to learn and affects people positively in many ways.



First and foremost learning to dance teaches people about the opposite sex. Not only does dancing give you the opportunity to meet and hang around with people but there are lessons within dancing that teach you about relationships and what two partners expect from each other.

Dancing together teaches people about trust and the bond people have with each other when they are in a relationship, and highlights the different roles that two partners play in that relationship. Both partners can’t lead a dance, at the same time both partners can’t follow. One has to direct and the other one has to trust. Both parties need to play their parts well so they can both benefit.



There are roles played by people learning to dance together. Traditionally the man leads and the woman follows which may sound simple, but the truth is that it is hard to lead and follow when you start, you obscure roles because you spend all your attention on learning the steps, and being in the right places.

This is where you learn when you dance to respect your partner. It’s not something that you think about, but when you dance with a new partner, you can tell that they expect things from you. And this expectation can influence the newer dancer and helps them become a better. All because of the expectation placed on them.

The opposite is also true; dance with someone with no expectation and the dance will suffer.



Moving around and using our bodies gives us good emotions, it makes us feel happier and more alive. People don’t necessarily move around as much as they should or used to, because today if you want to have fun you can do it in your living room, in front of the television or computer.

When we sit around and don’t use our bodies, it does affect our feelings. So when we dance we feel happier, and these feelings don’t only affect us when we are dancing, but continue on in other areas of our lives also.



My friends always complain of their posture, and for some reason they think it is completely diet, or genetics. When your learning to dance, you must have a good posture otherwise you cannot dance. When you’re dancing you also move a lot of muscles in your hips, back and legs so building up those muscles that help support you while you stand up helps give you a better posture.


Experience interacting with people

When I worked in a small factory, I worked out that I was meeting and associating with the same 10 people every day, which made my world quite small. Going to a dance night at the local pub I could meet as many as 30 people in less time.

This experience helped give me some foresight on the world, and helped put any problems in context. Dancing and meeting new people can help you understand your life in context with the rest of the world, which makes things usually look quite small.


Why Not Learn To Dance?

Dancing is an age-old tradition in many countries, and has always been popular in one form or another in western culture. With so many people doing it, there must be a good reason for its popularity, and that reasons in what it does for people.

It is not something easily explained, because it’s not intellectual, its felt through emotion and taught through life lessons. So next time you get offered to go to learn to dance, take the opportunity, you will get more benefits than you bargained for.