In the modern world, there are many reasons why you might feel anxious. Economic stresses, politics, and other worries can lead you to feeling afraid or restless, even in the moments where nothing is going wrong. While there are many available treatments for anxiety, there is one way to stop anxiety from intruding on your world that is both healthy and fun. Dance lessons! While you might think that attending a dance school once or twice a week isn’t much of a prescription against the stressors of world, there is plenty of evidence that shows how dance can be a wonderful way to improve your mood and your physical health.

At Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Reston, we offer dance lessons to kids and adults who want to learn a new style of dance. Whether you have always been interested in ballroom dancing or you want to try your hand at swing or rumba, our dance instructors are ready to teach you some new moves! Contact us today to learn about a free introductory lesson or read on to find out about some of the ways that dance can help you crush your anxiety.

Dance Is Relaxing

While the act of dancing, especially when you are engaged in an uptempo swing or salsa session, can be strenuous, the aftereffects are highly relaxing. While almost any form of exercise can leave you feeling relaxed, dance is unique in that it has very specific goals and milestones that some other exercises lack. When you complete a dance that you have been working on for weeks or months, you are left feeling even more relaxed because you have accomplished something.

We’ll talk more about the benefits of completing something in the next entry of this blog series, but think about this hypothetical situation as an example of how relaxing dance can be. Imagine that you have a presentation to give to your boss or professor. You know when you have to give your presentation and what it needs to cover, but that’s it. While it is natural to think that this situation is very stressful, we all deal with these kinds of obstacles every day. After you have determined the best way to meet your goal, what do you do?

You devote time and effort to making it happen. You are able to shut out distractions and concentrate. Once it is over, how do you feel? You probably feel great! There is nothing like being able to focus in on something and overcome it to make you feel as if everything is going to be okay. Every day that you go to a dance lesson, you are providing yourself with another way to realize that you have the ability and the control that you need to conquer anything in your path.

If you need a great way to help alleviate the stress in your life that doubles as a healthy and interesting hobby you can love for the rest of your life, give us a call at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Reston. Our professional dance instructors love to help students of all ages and experience levels, so get in contact with us today to learn more about our dance school. Don’t forget to ask us about a free introductory dance lesson!