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Studies show that taking dance classes can actually strengthen athletic abilities in other sports! The following are benefits of dance training:.
Dance requires strong and fluid muscle control. Learning to use finesse in movement allows the athlete to perform at a high rate, while using much less muscle exertion. This dance training can be applied to all athletics.
SPEED & FOOTWORK
Athletic outcome is faster when using relaxed muscles—Relaxed muscles actually move, and perform more quickly when relaxed. Learning to control and engage various muscle groups and muscle memory allow for speed. Mastery of quick foot work is essential in may sports. Dance provides training in precise and efficient footwork, timing and strength.
Balance is an essential element in athletic success. In order to maintain equilibrium and prepare for the next maneuver, twist or lunge, the body’s muscle structure and balance is key. All forms of dance training reinforce balance with every movement and motion.
The precision and repetition of dance training builds muscle memory and strength. Building strength helps reduce injury, imposes flexibly, health and overall fitness. Utilizing that strength is a benefit for any athletic endeavor.
Flexibility is an essential attribute to dance class training. Increased flexibility can actually improve muscle strength, endurance and an increased range of motion. Increased flexibility is essential in everyday life and all athletics.
An athlete’s ability to concentrate and block out distractions is a key to success. Developing strong mental focus allows athletes to perform under pressure and stay strong in the moment, even when facing obstacles and mistakes. Mental focus improves confidence and composure. Dancers in each genre are trained to maintain strong mental focus in order to achieve success. This training is essential for resiliency, motivation, and being able to manage physical and emotional pain—important to all athletic pursuits.