So, Why Learn to Dance?

So the question is, why learn to dance? This is probably the most common question asked by a person considering dancing. It’s an important question as well. Anyone looking to learn the art of dancing should ask it. The key here is not should you learn to dance but why do you want to learn, is there a reason for it? Is there a reason for learning these skills.

There are many reasons why a person may want to learn to dance. The most common reasons you will find are:

  • For socializing or dating
  • For couples
  • For fitness
  • For weddings and parties
  • For dancing at clubs
  • For competition
  • For performing
  • For artistic expression
  • Just for the love of dance

 So, Why Learn to Dance?
So, Why Learn to Dance?

If the reason you want to learn to dance is for socializing or dating then the dance styles you would be interested in would be the ones considered to be partner dance styles. Partner types of dances are a wonderful way to meet people. Some of those styles are listed below:

  • Tango
  • Ballroom
  • Country Western
  • Rockabilly
  • Rock and Roll
  • Salsa
  • Blues

Dancing has always been a great activity for couples and is an interesting and healthy activity for couples to enjoy together. If you are interested in doing some couples dancing there are quite a few different styles to pick from.

  • Argentine Tango
  • Bachata
  • Ballroom
  • Blues
  • Country Western
  • Hustle
  • Lindy Hop
  • Rockabilly
  • Rock and Roll
  • Salsa
  • Shag
  • Swing
  • Zouk

If you are more into dancing for fitness and just physical activity then you are looking for something that is more demanding. Different dance styles require gentleness but a lot of endurance while others require more strength and flexibility. The best solo dances styles are more demanding than partner styles and a few are listed below:

 So, Why Learn to Dance?
So, Why Learn to Dance?

  • Lindy Hop
  • Hip Hop
  • Samba no Pe
  • Contemporary
  • Jazz
  • Salsa
  • Ballet

If you are looking to learn to dance for a wedding or special party probably dancing is going to be more toned down and is almost always going to be partner dancing such as:

  • Swing
  • Ballroom
  • Rock and Roll
  • Blues
  • Hustle

Now if you are into going out to clubs and want to be able to dance well at a club this generally means that you don’t have a regular partner and even many times you will be doing solo dance styles. In the club atmosphere, a dancer wants to be able to dance independently and look good at the same time. The usual dance styles found at a club would be:

  • Hip Hop
  • Stiletto
  • Club Dance
  • Samba no Pe
  • Salsa Solo Styling

There are a ton of reasons why people want to learn to dance and many different styles to pick from. Knowing the reason why you want to learn will help you find just the right dance instructor to teach you the right dance style so you can go out and enjoy dancing.

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