Dance Pizazz Shares Tips on How to Get Rid of Stress

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Dance Pizazz knows that dancing is a guaranteed way to relieve stress... and improve overall health.

a high acumen for dancing techniques and a solid grasp of body mechanics has shaped my dancing skills sharply... I started as an amateur looking awkward in my movements, but today I feel confident in asking just about anybody to dance.

Dance Pizazz, the St. Louis area’s funnest, friendliest dance studio (, sees time and time again that dancing as an alternative therapy for both the mind and body. Recent studies have shown a strong correlation between dancing and the reduction anxiety and stress, improved health status, cognitive function, quality of life, body image, and self-awareness.

Dancing requires people to be creative, to move their body around in patterns, to communicate with others, all while listening to and interpreting music. Dancing is seen as two types of therapy. Dancing is a mind therapy which improves stress levels, anxiety and social and personal awareness. Dancing is also an exercise therapy which increases heart rate, improves motor skills and balance, and releases endorphins in the body.

Dance Pizazz has seen time after time these changes occurring in each and every student. Students will most often lose weight, improve their personal image, reduce stress, and gain important control of their balance and motor skills. One student recently commented “Dancing improves my balance way more that physical therapy, I wish I could pay Dance Pizazz the insurance money instead”. Another student tells often of being proud that she is following in her father’s footsteps as a dancer. There are hundreds of more stories each of which has two things in common, dancing and improved lives.

A few useful tips for those wanting to dance the stress away:

1)    Walk into a dance studio. The hardest part is showing up for the first lesson. Walking inside the door is the first step to becoming a stress free dancer.
2)    Take lessons often. Taking lessons close together makes learning a lot easier and a ton more fun. Stress is guaranteed to poor away.
3)    Attend the social dances. Social dances are owned by dancers for the sole purpose of getting people to dance. Everyone was a beginner once, and will undoubtedly dance with beginners. Through repetition and fun these dances are guaranteed to improve your dancing and social life.

Dance Pizazz takes pride that through teaching people to dance it’s enhancing their body and mind on and off the dance floor. Check out to see more ways that ballroom dance can improve your mind and body.

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