Many couples take ballroom dance classes prior to their wedding so that their first dance will look beautiful and flowing. My husband and I were among this group of participants. We took weekly classes that included one-on-one with an instructor and group classes. I absolutely LOVED it, and my husband found it somewhat fun :). We both agreed that it was a fun way to spend an evening, and it probably would have been more enjoyable if we didn’t have a deadline for our dance.
After the wedding, it would be great if couples could continue the dance classes as a form of exercise. As we have discussed in a previous post, exercising as a couple can help relieve the stress of a new marriage. There are many additional benefits of ballroom dancing such as:
- Healthier heart and lungs
- Stronger muscles
- Stronger bones and a reduced risk of osteoporosis
- Better coordination, agility, and flexibility
- Improved balance and enhanced spatial awareness
- Increased physical confidence
- Improved mental functioning
- Improved emotional well-being
- Help counteract unwanted weight gain
- Stress management
- Rehabilitation – if recovering from an injury or surgery
- Sociability through interaction in a group class
- Strengthen intimate relationships
Who wouldn’t want all of these benefits? If you are looking for a way to exercise with your spouse, ballroom dancing should definitely be on the list.
Have you taken ballroom dancing classes with your spouse? If so, did you enjoy it?