January is almost half over, and if you’re like many people, you’re doing everything you can to stick to those New Year’s resolutions. According to a recent news article by Inc.com, approximately 80 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions have dropped them by the second week in February. This isn’t great news for people hoping to make this year “their year” and finally lose weight, be less stressed, or get their finances in order. 

This year, skip the gym membership and don’t even waste your time sitting there just thinking about all of the things that you want to do, it’s time to take a different approach. The team at Modern Ballroom Dance Studio wants to explain how ballroom dance lessons can help you stick to your resolution while having fun doing it. Keep reading to learn how. 

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Get More Exercise

Whether your goal is to get in shape, lose weight, or get healthier, all of these resolutions point to one thing — getting more exercise. Sure, you can sign up for another gym membership only to “hit it hard” during the first month and then slowly back off until you stop going completely — usually around mid-February. And who doesn’t love battling to get on machines with the 50 million other new members that joined in January? It’s time to do things differently this year.

Ballroom dance lessons might sound like a big bunch of fun (and it is!) but trust us, it’s also a challenging workout! Dancing builds your cardiovascular system and nearly every muscle in your body. Want to strengthen your core? Improve flexibility and balance? Dancing does that too. Ballroom dancing lessons really are the perfect all-in-one workout. And the best part? You’ll be having so much fun that you won’t even feel like you’re exercising. 

Meet New People

If you’ve been stuck in your own little world, only talking to people at work and at home, your New Year’s resolution might be to meet new people. And what better way to meet new people than to sign up for ballroom dance lessons? Don’t be intimidated — there will be people that are better at dancing than you, but there will also be others that aren’t as good as you. Just get out there and put forth your best effort. Everyone is there to learn how to be better dancers, meet new people, and have a good time.  

Learn Something New

Everyone does it — you get stuck in a daily routine of going to work, going home, going to bed, then getting up and doing it all over again. Before you know it, stores are putting out the Halloween decorations and you haven’t even taken down last-years Christmas lights. Break up the monotony and make a commitment to learning something new. 

Ballroom dance lessons are a great way to expand your horizons, meet new people, and build self-confidence. At Modern Ballroom Dance Studio in Woodbridge, we offer a wide variety of classes. You can start with some of the traditional favorites like the Waltz or Foxtrot, but then move on to more challenging ones like the Salsa or Tango. With each class, you’ll be learning something new and enriching your life in so many ways. And who knows? Maybe you’ll find a new passion that leads you to start competitive dancing?   

Strengthen Relationships

It’s easy to get caught up in the daily tasks of a busy life and lose sight of the things that really matter. If you feel like you’ve been neglecting some of your relationships, it’s time to reprioritize. If you’re looking for a way to spend more time with friends or family, why not sign up to take ballroom dance lessons together?

Sure, you can just go out for coffee or watch a movie instead, but why not do something that will be more interactive and help you make some real memories? Learning to dance together is a fun and light-hearted way to spend your time together. You can encourage each other, learn to laugh at your ability (or inability) to perform the steps correctly, and just enjoy spending time together. 

Be Less Stressed

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t want to be less stressed? Unfortunately, trying to reduce your stress level is often easier said than done. Consider taking ballroom dance lessons as an active way to reduce stress. You could always choose to sit in a dark room and meditate instead, but doesn’t dancing sound like so much more fun? Besides, you’ll not only get the stress-reduction benefits, but you’ll also improve your fitness level, meet new people, and have a good time (the opposite of being stressed!) 

Contact Modern Ballroom Dance Studio

Ready to finally conquer those New Year’s Resolutions? Make ballroom dance lessons part of your plan. Whether you want to lose weight, meet new people, or reduce stress, dancing is a fun way to accomplish them all! 

Interested in learning more about our studio and what kinds of classes we have to offer? Visit our website and specifically the class descriptions page

Is this your first time at Modern Ballroom Dance Studio? You might be interested to learn that we offer a new student special. Contact us to learn more about it. Do you have questions about how to get started, what to wear, or what to expect at your first class? Check out our page with frequently asked questions for a bunch of helpful information. We look forward to dancing with you!