Reasons to Consider Dancing if You’re Older

Perhaps you were the star of your dance studio during the primary years of your life, but after graduating high school, your dancing habits dwindled as life became busier. Perhaps you never danced at a studio at all, but always longed to be twirling on the dance floor; yet you never took the initiative. Now, as an older adult, the idea of joining a dance studio most likely isn’t in your line of vision. Dancing is one of those activities that we far too quickly ascribe to “only being for young people.” Far too often, adults cast aside the idea of taking dance classes.

However, we at Arthur Murray Dance Studio wholeheartedly believe that dancing can be taken up at any age, and starting, or restarting, as an adult can be one of the best things you can do for yourself. Whether you enroll in ballroom with yourself or a partner, or go all out and learn a fast-paced Spanish Dance, dancing lessons as an adult can be absolutely beneficial. Here are a few reasons why:

Health and Fitness

Dancing is an excellent way to stay in shape. As we age, it’s no secret that our bodies don’t work as smoothly as they did back in our twenties, making many forms of exercise difficult and painful. Dancing lessons are a great form of exercise that isn’t quite as strenuous depending on the form that you do. For instance, waltz style dance is more rhythmic, incorporating slower and more melodic movements that are easier to do if you can’t quite master faster dances like the jitterbug and hustle. Dance, even at slower paces, helps work multiple muscle groups while also implementing cardio aspects. Not only will you have fun, but you’ll also get into excellent shape.


Nothing has quite as much of a ring to it than being able to say “I’m a dancer.” Dancers of all types have a certain aura that boasts of confidence, elegance, and strength. When we think of dancers, we think of people that not only look great, but can also captivate an entire audience with swift and purposeful movements. Joining a dance class as an adult can help you regain the confidence you held throughout your youth. Through classes teaching you both how to move as well as how to perform, you’ll see yourself in an entirely new light: as a dancer. What’s better than that?


What’s wrong with having fun if you’re an adult? As we age, we gain plenty of responsibilities and often lose sight of what’s important. Taking time to enjoy yourself isn’t a sin, and it’s necessary to bear with the complications of everyday life. An hour or two a week at a dance class, whether it be fast paced Salsa lessons or melodic Waltz classes, gives you the opportunity to relax, have fun, and dance like nobody’s watching. Arthur Murray Dance Centers offers dozens of classes that cater to dancers of all abilities. We’re sure that you’ll find a class that you’ll absolutely love attending.


The dance classes that we offer at Arthur Murray stretch far across the globe. From Spanish and Latin American Dances, like the Tango and Salsa, to more Western Style dances, like the Country Western Waltz, our dance studio offers classes that are designed to both teach dance and culture. Dance is a universal form of movement that each and every culture has their own unique style. Celebrate the culture of dance with Arthur Murray Dance Centers today.

Partner Bonding

Maybe you and your spouse have been together for years and you’re looking for a way to spice up your relationship. Or, perhaps you’re in the middle of growing a new relationship and bonding activities that let the two of you get to know each other. Partner dance lessons are an amazing way to get to know your partner on a newfound level. Moving, twirling, and becoming in sync with his or her rhythm is powerful and can bring intimacy into any relationship.

Thank you for reading today’s post and we can’t wait to see you at one of our many Arthur Murray Dance Studio Locations. Be sure to contact us and find your nearest dance studio location! See you soon!