Disco Dancing – What are the 5 benefits of Disco Dancing?

5 benefits of Disco Dancing

Dance has many benefits for health and wellbeing and Disco Dancing is no different. It is hard to think about the 70’s and not think about the phenomenon that was disco dancing. You might think of John Travolta and the film Saturday Night Fever but actually Disco dancing was responsible for changing the social scene. 6 ways that Disco changed the world.

Disco dance enabled people to experience dancing as part of a crowd for the first time. And this dance floor collective had a strong power over the direction the music took through its reactions. Still today disco dancing makes you feel good and certainly boosts your mood.

In August Keep Dancing dance classes were introduced Disco Dance to Keep Dancing. A fun style of dance that is heavily reliant on Disco music. When choosing a Disco song to dance to for our Keep Dancing classes it had to be Stayin Alive from Saturday Night Fever by the Bee Gees.

Like with all types of dance Disco dance has many benefits to reap for the participant. Read our

Promotes cohesion and togtherness

Disco dancing encourages dancers feeling united amongst the other dancers as everyone moves through the same sequence together and so social benefits are vast. There is nothing quite like every clapping their hands together to feel a sense of togetherness.

Improves Coordination

Disco dance also challenges dancers coordination as they use arms and legs often simultaneously. Significantly Disco dance can build self confidence and self expressions the music is so catchy and your body responds to the strong beats, particularly when dancers are asked to strut instead of walk.

Promotes self expression

Disco Dancing importantly encouraged dancers to be be selfexpressive through their dancing while also serving as an outlet for people who felt unheard or oppressed by society.

Iconic Dance moves

Back to John Travolta but think Disco and think about John Travolta standing with one hand on his hip and the other hand with his finger pointing up. Many of the moves become social dance crazes and they all pretty memorable, therefore iconic. Find some more iconic dance moves here

Promotes opportunity to reminisce.

For many of our Keep Dancing dancers the nostalgia of the Disco dancing era has brought back many great memories. Some of which include going out having fun dancing the night away whilst dancing around handbags. Others had pictures of John Travolta on their bedroom wall to admire the disco dancing icon from afar.

So whilst Disco dancing was new style of dance to try to ensure different part of the body experienced a different workout, actually Disco gave a feel good factor and encouraged Keep Dancing dancers to reminisce, experience positive memories of dancing days gone by.

Disco Dancing
Disco Dancing

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. 

Keep Dancing classes run across the West Midlands and online . Keep Dancing are 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. You can book here