Why Modern American Square Dancing?
Square dancing is recognised as being a healthy activity both for the brain and the body.
Modern American Square Dancing is recommended by the British Heart Foundation as an ideal form of exercise.
It combines all the positive aspects of intense physical exercise with none of the negative elements. Square dancing is a low impact activity requiring constant movement and quick directional changes that keep the body in shape. Bone density and balance can improve since weight bearing and turning movements are involved. As with all regular exercise square dancing can lead to a slower heart rate, lower blood pressure and improved cholesterol profile. Calories burnt off are the equivalent of a brisk walk. Positive moods are enhanced with the social interaction and laughter that accompanies sessions.
Modern American Square Dancing is recommended by Carol Vorderman as a Mental Challenge
Square Dancing is recommended by Carol Vorderman in her book “Super Brain” as an Ideal way to “Challenge your brain” stating that it will “enhances your skills and knowledge and gives you a feeling of mastery and self-confidence to continue to build your brain power."
Modern American Square Dancing is Teamwork.
Each team of eight dancers depend on each other to keep the dance moving, requiring co-operation and social cohesion.