Yes. it`s never too late to start dancing. Because dance is something which you do every day, maybe you don’t notice it but all your day to day activities includes you dancing in a rhythm. Great you decided to learn dancing. It’s one of the best things you can do with your mind, body & soul.
Regular dancing is great way for losing weight, maintaining strong bones, improving posture and muscle strength, increasing balance and co-ordination, beating stress, anxiety and fear. You can read more about the amazing benefits of dance here, and you will start dancing right away.
According to the NHS those over 65 should aim to do 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity (such as dancing) in addition to strength exercises (such as yoga, heavy gardening, weights) per week. If you’re not already an active person, it may seem like a lot but when you consider the other benefits of dancing it’s hard to argue against it. Which is a big reason to start dancing
Age really is nothing but a number
People get married at 18 or 80, people start biking at 6 or 60 years old and age does not determine whether you succeed at, or even enjoy any of these things. There is something magical about dance. It’s highly flexible in terms of style, and there’s no specialist equipment needed so can be qualify to suit everybody and requirement.
So, no matter how old you are, if you are interested to start dancing, our advice is to start dancing. You would be surprised at what you can do if you give yourself time, have the desire, and make the effort. Dance is like putting together a puzzle. It is great memory work and helps to prevent and to reverse mental decline as we get older.
” Trust me, there is no age bar to learn this beautiful art “
Your own perception is the only thing that blocks your willing of learning dance. You can learn how to dance at any age, by anyone. It’s a myth that you have to learn to dance as a child, it’s a myth that dance classes are full of people who can already dance.
Just think about it for a minute. If dance classes are only for people who can dance, where do the people who can’t dance go to learn?
So how to start dancing and get involved?
Beginners dance classes are the place you go to feel inspired, supported and encouraged. A good teacher will do all that for you. They will also structure the class so that every step is easy to follow and simple to do. They’ll make sure that you make progress, no matter how many left feet you have.
First, decide the dance style and type you would like to learn and master. See what interests you the most, like Latin dance, contemporary, Hip-Hop, ballet etc. You can read this article to decide.
Then, once you have decided the form you can move to the next step, learning the chosen dance form. It might be possible that you want to learn more than one dance form, but would be better if you choose one for starters and then gradually move to others once you get mastery in one.
We would advise you to pick one of these options to start
- For a beginner we would suggest joining dance school or some dance classes in your area, have one or two trail classes before committing, as you will be getting expert tips, company of dancer partner, which would be fun and you will make new friends down the road. Schedule to follow so you won’t end up skipping and will be more determined.
- There are plenty of tutorials available on YouTube of every dance form. See what interests you the most and start learning at your own pace and from the comfort of your home. It`s a good starting point to start dancing and feel the motion of any dance form.
Start dancing needs time and patient, few months more and you will be experiencing real world. I can guarantee that dancing can remove all your stress from your mind as soon as you start to spin yourself a bit on a nice song that you love.
Attends a lot of dancing events or nights is a great way to practice and get your feet wet. Many students out there started to grasp the concept of dancing because you will be surrounded by people dancing as well. Additionally, you will get fantastic skills and knowledge by dancing with a variety of partners, in a real dancing event.
If you start dancing and gives you sense to your life and you feel passion about it, it would be a big shame that you lose that gift. Do you know how many people are there that don’t know what they would prefer to do with their lives? Still, no matter what you decide, you will learn, understand and grow. Freedom has a price, but it is not impossible to pay.
Many famous dancers or even successful people came to know what they want to learn. Your body needs exercise and workout, which you can gain by dancing. If you feel that you will not be able to learn fast and be good at it, just try to climb slowly & eventually you will gain a lot more that a dance.
Now get up and start dancing