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Dance

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FarNorth Fri 04-Jan-19 21:57:05

Here is an article on research showing how dancing, especially learning new dances, can actually improve the brains capabilities.

https://reliawire.com/dancing-hippocampal-plasticity/?fbclid=IwAR20yNJhU7VKTv1YJTFJPvrXkC24I6aDa8m0pM93iSG4Q4y3kWf_ts9yePY

My own preference is circle dancing which has many different styles of dance and for which you need no partner as it is done while holding hands in a circle.

https://circledancegrapevine.co.uk

FarNorth Fri 04-Jan-19 21:58:07

reliawire.com/dancing-hippocampal-plasticity/?fbclid=IwAR20yNJhU7VKTv1YJTFJPvrXkC24I6aDa8m0pM93iSG4Q4y3kWf_ts9yePY
and
circledancegrapevine.co.uk

Lynne59 Fri 04-Jan-19 22:14:47

I go to Zumba and Salsa classes. I know I'm happy and feel worn out when I've been....

janeainsworth Fri 04-Jan-19 23:06:43

Thank you Farnorth.
I shall present the article to DH next time he expresses a reluctance to go ballroom dancing 🕺 💃 grin

annep1 Mon 11-Feb-19 22:08:56

Circle Dance has been an important part of my life for twenty years. Sadly I can't go the last two years but I haven't given up hope of returning. I was watching some tonight on youtube. (Isn't youtube great?) I would really recommend it. We used to do a lot of slow meditative dances as well as some faster ones. Its a lovely gentle form of exercise and is good for the soul. Anyone can do it. I always came away feeling so refreshed in both body and spirit.