Don’t let your two left feet get in the way of your dancing dream. Dancing is known for being glamourous and passionate, and you can easily get in on the action with dancing lessons. The new year presents an opportunity to try something new, so for 2018 it’s time for you to take up dancing!

STRITCLY COME DANCING STAR and DIRECTOR of KAREN HARDY DANCE STUDIOS – KAREN HARDY, tell us her 5 reasons why we should all take up dancing this new year:

  1. 01KEEPING FIT – with as fun as dancing is, it’s easy to forget that it’s a workout. Different dances produce different results, but they all help to tone your muscle. Dances such as the jive and salsa are great for cardio and fat-burning, burning up to 600 calories an hour!
  2. 02MEETING NEW PEOPLE – when you put yourself out there to learn how
    to dance, you will also meet new people. As you get ready to
    conquer the dancefloor, you’re going to build an army of new friends. You will meet people from all walks of life, and who are at different levels of their dancing journey. Partner dances such as the tango, will also help to bring you closer to others.
  3. 03MENTAL HEALTH – dancing really is good for the mind, body and soul. Dancing benefits your brain by improving your memory and general mental health. When you dance, endorphins are produced, and this helps to reduce anxiety and improve your mood.
  4. MEMORY – dancing lessons especially have benefits for older adults.
    As you age, the hippocampus – the part of the brain that controls memory – naturally loses volume. Dancing is proven to prevent and even reverse volume loss in the hippocampus. This means that dancing can help to also thwart dementia and Alzheimer’s.
  5. BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE – with your new dance moves, you’ll undoubtedly be the star of the show. As you dominate the dance floor, your confidence will soar. With an improved body image and mind, you will leave your dance lessons with a higher self-esteem.

KAREN HARDY DANCE STUDIOS offer a wide range of services, from memberships to wedding dance classes and classes for the kids. They also do children’s parties, and there is access to The Ballroom Clock, the exclusive members’ lounge.

KAREN HARDY DANCE STUDIOS members receive expert private tuition from some of the dance world’s greatest award-winning teachers, many of whom are championship dancers themselves. Lessons take place at their state-of-the-art studio in London’s prestigious Imperial Wharf; a glamorous yet professional environment in which to master your steps.

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