When they say dancing is good for the heart, they don’t just mean heart health!
During our parents’, grandparents’, and great-grandparents’ generations, dancing was a popular date night option. What happened to that?
This summer, let’s put the (d)ance back into Romance! Whether you’re looking for a father’s day or summer birthday gift or just something to do after dinner, consider taking dancing classes with your significant other! Here are just a few ways that dancing can help spark the romance between you two love birds:
Dancing can help avoid future arguments
Most of the time, arguments can be avoided with strong communication. Dancing with your partner is a great time to reflect on your relationship and talk about all the great things you have going on, rather than focus on the negatives.
Being alone (or in a class) with your partner is also one of the best ways to connect with one another on a deeper level. It requires you to trust on another and work as a team – two foundational elements within a healthy relationship.
Dancing is a great source of quality time
Another core argument starter is based around too much time spent apart. Between both of your busy, jam-packed schedules, it can be hard to put time aside for just the two of you.
Did you know that quality time is the most popular among the five love languages? Not only does dancing provide a block of time to be with one another, but it’s FUN! Dancing is a light-hearted, de-stressing option for you and your partner to just enjoy one another’s company.
Partner dancing increases intimacy
Dancing is a sure way to connect with your partner – not just emotionally, but physically. When you dance with a partner, you’re close together, your eyes meet, and you can even feel one another breathing (depending on the type of dance). Couples who dance together will develop a deeper understanding of each other, which can translate into the other areas of your relationship too.
Dancing is a great partner exercise
Whether you’re racing to finish those summer body goals or trying to stay in shape all year round, dancing is great exercise. Dancing is such an underrated form of cardio, especially styles like Zumba, and can be even more enjoyable with a partner!
Dancing tones muscle, especially in the legs and abdomen regions. Before you know it, the two of you will soon be the definition of couple goals!
While some of these benefits are skewed towards romantic couples, dancing is a great tool for ALL relationships. At All For Dance, we strive to improve interpersonal relationships, especially within our youth. Children who learn some of the core skills provided by dancing will grow up to have healthier, longer-lasting relationships! Contact AFD today!