Why Empty-Nesters Should Turn to Ballroom Dancing

oldercouplehappyIt's a scenario many parents quickly become familiar with: your children go off to college and you suddenly find yourself with a very free schedule and feelings of sadness. This phenomenon even has a name -- Empty Nest Syndrome -- because of how common it is. For many, dance classes can help fill that void, allow for skill improvement, and provide a bonding experience for you and your partner. Let's take a closer look at some of the reasons why ballroom dancing can be a fantastic solution for empty nesters.

The value of a schedule

Dance classes usually happen at certain times and on certain days of the week so  you can really plan to incorporate them in your routine. Plus, these beginner dance programs will give you something to look forward to and will actually get you out of the house to participate.

Learn something new!

Whether you've had past dance experience or are a complete novice, you can head to the dance studio and challenge yourself to learn (and even master) something new. It's a priceless investment in yourself.

Get a little closer…

When you learn to dance with your life partner, not only will you be able to practice and discuss your common interest, but you'll also have a chance to connect in ways you may not always have been able to in the past.

Dancing is good for mind, body and soul!

Flexibility and movement becomes increasingly important as you age, but so do mental skills. In the studio, you'll pick up new steps and be able to execute them more quickly by improving both body coordination and memory. In addition, you'll improve your mood through endorphin release -- and being immersed in music can't hurt, either!

What are you waiting for? The dance floor is calling! Contact Arthur Murray today and schedule your free first dance lesson.