Speaking as someone who has the best of both worlds, spending half of my time behind the computer on reception at The Dance Studio Leeds and the other half teaching dance, I can not recommend enough the benefits of a good dance lesson for anyone who spends most of their day sat at a desk!
With many people in the UK working 9-5 in an office workplace, where the majority of their day is spent behind a computer screen or sat in a chair, it can be very hard to find time to fit in other activities like dancing, especially after such long days. However, even just half an hour of physical activity, especially dance, on an evening or morning can be so beneficial in many ways.
Healthier – A very obvious one, but yes dancing can have a huge impact on your health. Taking part in dance classes and activities can help you keep fit, gain more energy, burn fat, reduce the risk of things such as heart disease, strokes and diabetes, as well as significantly reducing the risk of Dementia by as much as 76%.
Reduces stress – As we all know, any job whether in an office setting or not can be stressful at times. So what better stress relief is there than sweating it out to some good music!
Increase Confidence – You may not realise but for some people dancing in front of people even in a class setting can be one of the most terrifying things, therefore through taking regular dance classes this can increase your confidence, which could also be beneficial within the workplace, for things such as meetings, presentations and anything that may include public speaking.
Increase Brain Power – Who wouldn’t want to have increased brain power? Researchers have discovered that workouts such as dance classes help produce specific chemicals that the brain requires to perform certain functions, which include multitasking, memory and problem solving. What more could you want in an employee?
Team Building – When taking dance classes you are always going to meet new people, and depending on the class you may sometimes have to work with other people, whether this is partner style dance such as salsa, or a creative workshop. This is the perfect team building activity, helping each other to perfect new movements, or even by creating your own.
Happier – Again another fairly obvious one, but I think it would be very difficult to find someone who doesn’t feel happier after a good dance class, with dance having a big impact on students wellbeing. With so many different styles to choose from, there’s sure to be a style that everyone will enjoy. And even if you and your friends have two left feet, you are sure to have a good laugh!
And one last one…all of the benefits above will overall lead to better performance and engagement at work, which benefits employees, as well as the company, business and other members of staff, therefore this is definitely something that should be encouraged within the workplace.
How can we help?
Here at The Dance Studio Leeds we offer Team Building workshops for many different companies, big or small, we can host them here at the studio or have a teacher come out to a venue of your choice. We have Dance Fitness workshops in a multitude of different dance styles or we can recreate your favourite dance routine from either a film or music video of your choice. These workshops are the perfect way to have your team working together, and are also a great ice breaker for new employees.
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If this sounds like something you would be interested in for your team please call the studio on 0113 242 1550 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.