Happy International Dance Day – Why We Should Dance More
Happy International Dance Day, a celebration for anyone who loves to dance. It is hard to believe how many places frown upon or outright ban the act of dancing. We believe that life is for dancing and agree with Chicago teen Ren McCormack, who stood up for the medium of dance in the hard-hitting 1984 documentary Footloose.
Dance opens up the freedom of creativity. We express our emotions when we dance, which are feelings some people try to suppress. Ignoring our emotions is not healthy, but sometimes people do not feel comfortable sharing that part of themselves. Dance expresses emotions like joy, pain, nostalgia, and many more. Creatively, dance also allows people to interpret how the music makes them feel whether it is through choreography or the meaning of their dance.
Dancing encourages us to be brave when trying new things and to get out of that comfort zone, which can be very useful in the outside world.
At Gartmore House we embrace music as often as possible. We offer a number of musical breaks such as our dancing weekend. Teresa Mcclymont from Dance Time Scotland offers our guests the chance to learn ballroom dancing, swing, country and modern Jazz.
Teresa has been a dance teacher from the age of 17. She has trained and competed around the world in Line-dancing and couple’s country dancing having lots of success at an advance level winning numerous titles, which include the Scottish and British Championship.
Music is the soundtrack of life and there is no doubt about it that it gives us a boost. Scientific studies show that music releases dopamine, the feel-good chemical in the brain. Further research found that dopamine was up to 9% higher when volunteers listened to music that they enjoyed. Dancing is great for the soul and of course it is also fantastic exercise. Why not come and join us for some dancing at Gartmore House?
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