Are you working from home this year? Spending countless hours hunched over in front of a computer screen? Taking zoom meetings from your couch? Then you need to start taking dance lessons!
All of the sitting and staring at the screen is really quite bad for your back. You are putting extra wear and tear on the delicate disks in your back and expending extra energy for the poor alignment. You are probably dealing with lower back pain than ever before. Poor posture also decreases your circulation and reduces your lung capacity. But the good news is dance can help correct all of this!
Good posture is imperative to ballroom dance! The nature of ballroom dance requires it. So, we practice it every lesson. You will see and hear your instructor model it for you.
If you have ever taken a ballroom dance lesson before you have undoubtedly heard your teacher say “shoulders back, head up!”. Keeping good posture while you are dancing is so important. It helps you keep your balance, prevent injury and exude elegance. As your practice your dancing you also retrain your brain and muscles to keep that good posture and open up chest, increasing your lung capacity, improving your breathing and your energy levels.