impact aerobic workout. By dancing the length of one song, and gradually adding more time until dancing occurs 15 to 60 minutes nonstop, three times per week, is a way to increase stamina safely. Some research shows that continuous dancing is the equivalent to running an eight or ten-minute mile.
People can experience great personal satisfaction from their accomplishments in dancing. In general, all forms of dance, including ballroom, have the potential of providing physiological, psychological, and aesthetic benefits for participants. Physiological benefits include: improved posture, coordination, and balance, as well as developing better precision, timing and concentration. Those who participate in ballroom dance at a more vigorous level (60 minutes non-stop), when continued over a period of time may notice improved stamina and endurance, benefit from increased muscle tone and strength, and may also experience loss of body fat.
One reason for participating in partner or touch dancing is the sheer joy of moving rhythmically in unison with a partner to music, regardless of a person's age. Ballroom dancing provides unlimited opportunities for meeting other active people who share a mutual desire to socialize. It also produces an opportunity to share a common interest with family and friends, regardless of age and physical abilities. The beauty of all these attributes is that ballroom dance is a lifetime recreational activity and can be compatible with the