Dance has multidimensional benefits: It's music, coordination, fun, social and foremost a positive experience.

It is well known that staying active is good for you. But going to the gym or heading out for a run isn't for everyone. Lucky for us dance is good for your health in many ways, and anyone can do it.

You might be surprised how much of a work-out dancing can be. Regular dancing has a wide range of physical benefits including:

  • improved condition of your heart and lungs
  • increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
  • increased aerobic fitness
  • improved muscle tone and strength
  • weight management
  • stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • better coordination, agility and flexibility
  • improved balance and spatial awareness

We sometimes forget about the components of dance that transcend physical activity and make it a holistic form of movement that benefits our global health. Dancing makes you feel good! It can contribute to:

  • improved mental functioning
  • improved general and psychological wellbeing
  • greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • better social skills
  • reduced stress

Dancing isn't just for in classes and workshops. Modern Jive is great for dancing at bars, clubs, parties, weddings and so on. We have an active Facebook where people suggest places to go at the weekend. What a great way to enhance your social life!

There are plenty of studies that support the benefits of dance. Probably the best evidence comes from our dancers themselves - people just feel so much better for doing it.

"The best weight management system while having the most fun and the only exercise I am willing to do for hours and hours." - Anita

"I can touch my toes now!" - Rebecca

Whatever you're feeling, dancing can make an improvement:

happycan make you happier!
sadwill pick you up!
tiredwill invigorate you!
depressedcan help lift you up
excitedcan help you express your excitement!
boredwill give you something to do!
lacking in purposecan give you a support role with our crew!
awesomecan help you share your awesomeness!
lonelycan help you meet lots of really nice people!
unfitwill improve balance, mobility and fitness