5 Reasons to Rock N Roll
It is well known that help to boost your mood and keep you fit and healthy. Different styles of dance have various health and wellbeing benefits for the participants so the more styles of dances you learn the more benefits you will reap. Also, variety is the spice of life and actually we as human beings thrive on variety.
This is why Xpress-Yourself Dance CIC Keep Dancing dance classes change our music playlist, dance routines and styles of dance each month to offer you variety. A variety of dance styles taught mean that you as the participant will gain a variety of health benefits. Keep Dancing classes are known to improve balance, stamina, cognitive thinking, coordination, strength and mobility all important factors for healthy ageing.
In October Xpress-Yourself Dance CIC introduced the Rock ‘N’ roll to our Keep Dancing dance classes. In this blog find out about Rock N Roll dance also the 5 reasons to Rock N roll that we have discovered.
Rock ’n’ Roll dance was a major American dance form that became prominent in the 1950s and soon thereafter spread to the UK. The dance was performed to a new musical style that was a combination of country, gospel, and rhythm and blues, and was associated with both black and white musicians, including Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Bill Haley. Find out more about Rock ‘N’ Roll dance here
The dances themselves, which were disseminated nationally through the modern invention of television, were mostly of African-American origin and displayed a new configuration of body movement involving pelvic and hip rotations, greater use of the arms and torso, and call and response patterns. All movements of which have been incorporated into our Rock ‘N’ Roll Keep Dancing dance routine.
Like with all types of dance Rock ‘N’ Roll has many benefits for the participant. Here’s are our 5 reasons to Rock N Roll .
5 reasons to Rock N Roll
(Although we are positive that there are more than 5 reasons to Rock N Roll)
Improve ankle mobility
When you are transferring your weight from one foot to another know as a rock step in rock n roll dance, you are strengthening your ankles. Strong ankles help with ankle mobility which is important for everyday tasks like walking and going up the stairs.
Keep your brain sharp
Hand jive is prominent part of Rock ‘n’ roll and it involves a complicated pattern of hand moves and claps at various parts of the body. When you move your hands you are also stimulating your brain thus working your memory and concentration, increasing your creativity ultimately keeping your brain sharp. Working productively with our hands can be profoundly pleasurable. There is something primal about this.
We are made to be active and have actively used our hands as part of our daily survival for thousands of years. Also, when dancing opposite someone you really have to work hard to ensure you are moving your feet to mirror the dancer opposite working your incredibly hard.
You may well associate Rock ‘n’ Roll with great music and great music can always make you smile. Rock ‘n’ Roll music will help you discover a world of music about food and innuendos. The Swing rhythm will also quickly speak to you as you feel the music and further develop dance connection. Some of the Rock ‘n’ Roll greats include Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry.
Traditionally Rock ‘n’ Roll is a partner dance, so you have to make actual human connections through the body and the eyes. Human connection can help to elevate stress and promote a feeling of togetherness.
Keep Dancing dance classes run across the West Midlands and online. Keep Dancing dance classes suitable for those over 50 with no need for a partner. Whether you’re a beginner. have danced before or haven’t danced in a while Keep Dancing is the perfect dance class for you. You will learn dances from around the world with no partner required. Keep Dancing dance classes can help to improve your health and wellbeing, keep you strong and steady and also encourage healthy ageing.
Improve sense of proprioception
Rock ‘n’ Roll dance encourages you to change the direction of your body and use different parts of your body in turn this will improve your proprioception. Proprioception is the body’s way of taking sensory information from our environment to let us know where [the different parts of our] body are positioned in space. Proprioception is important because it can improve your reaction time and speed, prevent injuries and improve your balance and so proprioception can be extremely beneficial to our bodies in a number of ways.
So that’s are 5 reasons to Rock N Roll dance and everyone of all ages and abilities can enjoy Rock N Roll.
Our Keep Dancing dance classes run across the West Midlands and online. Keep Dancing dance classes suitable for those over 50 with no need for a partner. Whether you’re a beginner. have danced before or haven’t danced in a while Keep Dancing is the perfect dance class for you. You will learn dances from around the world with no partner required. Keep Dancing dance classes can help to improve your health and wellbeing, keep you strong and steady and also encourage healthy ageing.
Keep Dancing classes run in Aldridge, Shirley, West Bromwich, Acocks Green, Marston Green, Bentley Heath, Harborne, Moseley, Quinton, Sheldon, Garretts Green and Sutton Coldfield. Booking in advance is essential, however you can book your dance class each week. You can book your Keep Dancing class here
If you enjoyed reading our 5 reasons to Rock N Roll blog why not read our blog about the benefits of learning the Paso Doble.