Dancing is a great form of activity for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes.

What is it?

Dancing is a great way to be more physically active, and has a wide range of physical and mental benefits too.

Why you should dance

The benefits of dancing include:

  • Promotes lung and heart health
  • Builds muscle strength and stronger bones
  • Increases coordination, agility and flexibility
  • Encourages confidence and boosts self-esteem

Who is it for?

Absolutely everyone can get moving with dance and because there are so many styles, there is something for everyone.

Where to go

One of the wonderful things about dancing is that it can be done anywhere. If you are interested in a class to learn specific dance moves, or to make some new friends, many recreation facilities offer lessons.

What you’ll need

Although some types of dance require equipment such as a barre, mostly you will only need a pair of comfortable shoes and some music. If you are thinking about taking a dance class, be sure to ask if there is anything extra you need to bring.

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