By Ayasha Roberson

Are you one of those people who think you can’t dance because you have no rhythm or someone has told you can’t? Well I am here to tell you that you should dance, even if someone has told you can’t. As long as you have space you can dance your heart away. You can dance in your home, at the park, the beach, or any place you feel comfortable. Play your favorite tunes for 20 minute and dance. You can have your own dance party and it doesn’t cost you anything.

I am a professional train dancer and my parents enrolled me into my first dance class at the age 4. Now, I am going to be honest with you…When I was in undergraduate, I minored in dance so I would take dance classes everyday and I was in the best shape ever in my early 20’s. After graduating with my Bachelor’s Degree in 2002, I had to get a “real job” that cover my living expenses, which prevent me from taking dance classes. In addition, I started to accumulated more debt so had to get a second job. Unfortunately when I stopped taking dance classes, I gained about 30 pounds and developed High Blood Pressure, which effect my health and well-being.

Years later, I decided that I want to teach dance classes again, but I haven’t taken or taught a formalize dance class in years. Like the old saying goes, “If You Don’t Use It…You Will Lose It.” I enrolled into a basic ballet class and gradually I start to notice improvement with my dancing technique.

I recognized that dance is an excellent cardiovascular workout as my body releases sweat and toxins. In addition, it is a great stress reliever and help reduce depressive symptoms especially if you work or live in a highly stressful environment. Dance also helps with balance and coordination which allows for me to perform other exercises such as Pilates and Yoga. Furthermore it helps with improving memory loss, which is something very important to me because my grandmother has Dementia and new research have shown that dance can help prevent cognitive disorders.

Finally, dance is my mental escape where I feel at peace as my spirit connect with the God. I absolutely love to dance and I pray that this article will encourage you to experience the positive effects of dance in your life too.

Thank you for reading our Wellness Wednesday Article “Why Is Dance So Important to Me?” I hope that this post will inspire you to get up and dance. Last but not least, connect with us on social media by clicking onto the links below.

About The Author


Ayasha Roberson started Urban SociaLites, LLC in June of 2010, she holds a bachelor degree in Sociology from Richard Stockton College and Masters Degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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