January 15, 2020
The holidays are over and that means one thing – it’s almost Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air! Regardless of how long you and your significant other have been together, this time of year often brings out all the feels. However, if your relationship has hit a snag, it can be challenging to reignite the spark that brought the two of you together. No matter if you are in the beginning of a new relationship, or have been married for years, and whether you are in a honeymoon phase or if the fire has started to dwindle, Ballroom dancing can bring you and your significant other closer than ever.
Dancing, especially fast dances like Cha Cha and Swing, are going to get your heart rate up. Increased heart rate releases endorphins, and endorphins make people happy. This happiness while dancing will allow any tension that may be present – either from a long day at work, a recent argument with your partner, or anything else that may be bothering you – start to melt away. The exercise you both get during a lesson helps you leave the studio feeling better physically and mentally than when you got there!
Going dancing gives you some time away from work, kids, and all the other stresses of life. It’s a chance to have date nights again! Even if you aren’t the best dancers, it gives you that time together to just be present with each other and have fun learning something new. While you are dancing together, you will be able to touch each other and look in each other’s eyes. This will ultimately spark a connection that may or may not have been missing for some time. Reconnecting with each other will bring back the romance! The physical connection in ballroom is how we communicate with each other while we dance, and while we learn how to communicate physically, our verbal communication also improves. This allows your relationship to grow simply by being more open with your partner.
Challenges are often looked at as negative. In this case, they’re good! When you and your partner overcome a challenge together, such as conquering a frustrating move or learning a new dance, it strengthens your bond. You accomplished something together, because to successfully dance ballroom, both partners need to perform their part. You did something together and can celebrate together, too! The other side of challenges is the frustration that comes with it. This is still a benefit in the long run because it often leads to vulnerability. We need to show our weaknesses to our partners, as difficult as that can sometimes be, to continue to build and strengthen your bond. You can help each other through the challenges and then be there to celebrate the victories!
We are currently offering a Valentine’s Day Special! This includes 4 private lessons, 1 semi-private group class and 1 practice party for only $95. It’s the perfect gift for a couple of fun date nights to spice up your relationship this spring. Contact one of our three convenient locations for full details and to purchase one today!