Finally! The weather has cooled off! I don’t know about you, but I thought summer would never end! With the cooler temperatures, though comes shorter days. We can find it harder to keep moving when the days get shorter and cooler, and the lure of comfy clothes, comfort food, and some binge-watching can seem so tempting. Discovering ways to be active that are fun enough to keep us going when our body seems to tell us to go into hibernation mode. Enter Ballroom Dance!
Fall and through the holidays are some of the most fun times at the studio. It’s all about dressing up, cutting up, lifting up. The next couple of months will provide you ample opportunity to use social dancing, whether at Halloween parties, Christmas get-togethers or office parties, and the New year.
Halloween inspires us to explore being something out of the ordinary, putting on another personality, try on different personas, so we are prepped to explore being a dancer and the world of ballroom, even if it is tongue-in-cheek at first.
The season helps us take ourselves less seriously and step outside our every-day box. Pretending to be a dancer can be the first step in becoming a dancer.
Before you go home and get settled in as darkness descends after work, come to the dance studio. Relaxation is always more satisfying after a workout of some kind (and you feel less like a slug hunkering down after you have exercised). Coming to the studio after work can help unplug your mind from your worries so that you can relax and make room for new solutions and perspectives.
Another great time to come in is during your lunch hour or any other time you can take a break during the work day can also have a similar effect of making you more productive during the day; you take that mid-day slump and let ballroom clear you mind and lift you back up.
So whatever the time, autumn is one of the best seasons to start dancing!