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A New Way to Exercise

I’ve recently rediscovered a new way to exercise.  I loved dance when I was a little girl: ballet, tap, jazz, and even clogging!  I always loved it, but knew I would never grow up to be a dancer.  I eventually stopped when I started junior high.  So when I got an email for an adult tap dancing class from my daughter’s ballet studio, I got excited.  Should I do it?  

When I mentioned it to my husband he just laughed and thought I was joking.  I wasn’t joking and signed up.  I went online and ordered some tap shoes.  These are the exact ones I bought.  They aren’t very expensive.  There was no turning back now, I had spent the money.   I was really nervous and had no idea what to expect.  I’ve been going for 6 months now and love it.  I recommend it to all my friends.

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a new way to exercise

Why I love dancing and why you should give it a try.

  1. It’s fun!
  2. It’s a challenge.
  3. Rewarding- When you finally get that step right.
  4. Stress relief
  5. You can really clear your mind because you can’t think about anything when your focus is on the correct steps and counting.
  6. Learn something new.
  7. It’s a workout.
  8. Good for your mind.  My teacher reminds us every class that it reduces dementia as you get older.
  9. You can laugh at yourself.

If you have an opportunity to take a class, I would recommend it. Look for one in your area. And no, I don’t have to wear a leotard and I won’t be performing at the spring recital!

Update:  I have been taking for almost 2 years now and still loving it.  I feel like I’ve come a long way and am learning more complicated steps.  I still recommend it!

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Friday 28th of August 2015

This is a great idea! I'm sure it is fun, but also quite physically demanding. I applaud you for doing it for 6 months. :-)


Friday 28th of August 2015

I recently discovered how much fun dancing is as exercise too! Our local Parks Department has several dance classes including Barre and just a free-form Fosse kind of dance class. It doesn't even feel like exercising!


Friday 28th of August 2015

I've always wanted to try dance! It sounds so fun and works your whole body.