Ballroom Dancing: Stay Classy & Active

February 12, 2019

A romantic dance with your partner isn’t just a great idea for Valentine’s Day, it’s a great idea year-round – not just for the health of your relationship, but for the health of your body, too!

A romantic dance with your partner isn’t just a great idea for Valentine’s Day, it’s a great idea year-round – not just for the health of your relationship, but for the health of your body, too!

Staying active and getting enough exercise can be difficult at the best of times, but it becomes even more of a chore as we get older and our energy levels decline. This stage of our lives is when regular exercise is the most crucial, though, so finding ways to make physical activity more enjoyable are a must.

Ballroom dancing is a fun and beneficial hobby that anyone can take up at any age. The health benefits of ballroom dancing for the elderly are becoming well-documented. Studies are now showing that ballroom dancing can improve balance and reduce falls in older people because of the way it trains physical coordination and cognitive awareness.

What’s not to love? Get your exercise, stay light on your feet, and even reduce the risk of dementia, all while learning a timeless, classy skill that will bring you closer with your partner and give you something to tell the relatives about.

Community organizations and local dance studios are getting in on the ballroom dancing trend as well. Chances are there’s a senior-friendly or even seniors-only ballroom dancing class near you meeting at least once a week. Look for ballroom dancing classes at your nearest dance studio, community center, or even the library. You could be tangoing tomorrow!

Of course, to get the most out of your lessons and lower your fatigue during all the amazing exercise, you’ll the proper footwear for senior ballroom dancing – our Töffler Clog is dressy yet comfortable and supportive, perfect for a night of salsa dancing!

Maybe you used to be a dancer, back in the good old days, or maybe you’ve never danced a step in your life – it’s never too late to start, and there’s no better time than right now to get some exercise and keep yourself healthy. So ask around and see what you can find for dancing lessons aimed at seniors. You might be surprised how much fun you’ll have!