Come dancing!

In today’s world, where stress is rampant, fast food is delicious and people seem more and more glued to their screens, it can be difficult to find a hobby that keeps you healthy and helps you meet people. For some people, watching a TV show alike “Strictly Come Dancing” or “Dancing With The Stars” is the closest they get to dance, but what they don’t realise is dancing is an activity that doesn’t have to be out of reach. You don’t have to be in great shape, you don’t have to be young, and you don’t even need to have a dance background to enjoy ballroom dance. It has a number of health benefits for everyone, not to mention it’s also great fun! If you’ve never considered ballroom dancing as a hobby, you might want to reconsider! Ballroom dancing is a low impact aerobic activity that burns fat and can boost your metabolism. It can help lose those extra Covid 19 pounds. In just thirty minutes of dance you can burn between 200-400 calories – that’s roughly the same amount as running or cycling, and since ballroom dancing is such fun, you’re getting the benefits without feeling like you’re working out. Dancing improves the health of your heart and lungs and strengthens muscles and increases endurance. It also increases bone strength, therefore decreasing your risk of osteoporosis. Dancing helps with balance, co-ordination, and flexibility. Ballroom dancing, whether taking lessons or going to a party, keeps you in constant contact with other people, creating the perfect social outlet. It enables you to meet new people and make new friends. The confidence that ballroom dancing can create is enormous. Cork Dance Club’s autumn classes covering the basic steps of all the ballroom and Latin American genres of dance are now enrolling and scheduled to commence from Tuesday September 13th in the city centre and in Blarney GAA Club from Thursday September 15th Details of the courses can be found on or by contacting instructor, Anne Hurley on 087 2487696 or email Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment “and remember” adds Anne, “You Can Dance. At Cork Dance Club it’s as simple as A,B.C.D. Any Body Can Dance”