New Year’s Resolutions (Learn to Dance)

Here is One of the Best New Year’s Resolutions – Learn to Dance!

The new year has practically just started and most people are still working hard at sticking to their new year’s resolutions. Of course, some are more difficult than others, and often if the lofty goals we set for ourselves don’t bring much fun to our lives, we tend to lose interest and the resolution falls by the wayside. Experts recommend that we build fun and reward into our efforts to improve ourselves and our lives with these resolutions, and that with every resolution that is hard to keep going, we reward ourselves with a resolution that is fun to do and easy to stick to. 

Most people tend to focus on health and regular exercise, with losing weight and getting fit at the top of many a new year’s resolution list! Some challenge themselves to get out more, to meet more people, and to find a hobby that will turn them from a boring workaholic to a social butterfly. Others would like to learn a new skill and become accomplished at something. All of these can be difficult to stick to in the long term, but we have a suggestion for something that will include all of the above, and we recommend one of the best (and most doable) new year’s resolutions: Learn to dance!

Learning to dance with Arthur Murray will not only provide you with the ideal opportunity to learn a new skill, but it also has many other advantages that will encompass many of your boring new year’s resolutions into one exciting and powerful package! If you learn to dance, this is what will happen to you:

  • You will get fitter: You don’t have to be stuck in a boring gym or hammer miles of tar in order to get fit. While you learn to dance, your fitness levels will automatically increase and as you learn the different dances, you can crank up the tempo to get even fitter.
  • You will get regular exercise: Dancing requires a bit of commitment and doing it often is fun.  This means that you won’t mind going to your dance class as you enjoy being there, and in the process, you will get regular exercise that is a lot more exciting than hitting the treadmill.
  • You will meet people: It is difficult to meet people, especially if you live in a city. While learning to dance, you will be in a class with other people and you will have to pair up from time to time to learn certain dances together. This means that you will get a chance to meet people at every class.
  • Your social life will improve: Because you meet so many people in your dance class, you are more likely to be invited to soirées, parties and dinners! Arthur Murray also regularly has social dances where members of different classes can mingle and dance together.
  • You will be happier: Exercise and enjoyable social interaction will boost your feel-good hormones and alleviate depression and anxiety.
  • You will be more confident: Mastering a particular skill, like a difficult dance that you may have found daunting in the beginning gives you a sense of accomplishment. It also means that you will be able (and keen) to display your new dancing skills, and you will no longer be the only one not shaking it on the dance floor!  Accomplishment leads to better self-esteem and higher self-confidence levels.

If you are looking to stick to your new year’s resolutions this year – learn to dance!  Our friendly and capable instructors are waiting to hear from you!