By Ritisa puri
29 July, Kathmandu : Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin.
• improved condition of your heart and lungs
• increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
• increased aerobic fitness
• improved muscle tone and strength
• weight management
• stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
• better coordination, agility and flexibility
• improved balance and spatial awareness
• increased physical confidence
• improved mental functioning
• improved general and psychological wellbeing
• greater self-confidence and self-esteem
• better social skills.
How to learn dance:-
Know what styles to explore.
Watch dance videos online.
Look at the magazines and books.
Is dance only for those who want to be professional:-
No, dancing is not for limited individuals. Every interested one can dance and present his/her skills. Actually, dancing doesn’t require professionalism. One who is seeking to dance can practice it as it has many health and other benefits. Dancing keeps a person physically fit and mentally alert.
I like dance very much as I feel very energetic and refreshed while dancing.
It has increased my confidence a lot.
I got opportunities to present my dance in small as well as big stages.
Dancing helped me to maintain my body weight and boost my stamina.
I was awarded for having great dancing skills.
Initially, I felt some minor difficulties while learning dance but slowly and gradually I mastered it.
We know that dancing is not only for dancers and it contains many benefits, we can practice it in our daily life to increase our dancing skills, to be physically fit, to reduce body fat etc. if someone is seeking to be a professional dancer then he may face some major and minor obstacles but he/she will be able to achieve his/her goal soon.
(The author is a presenter of Nawapartiva Vigyan, Jeevan Vigyan)