Kristin: “I think dance impacts mental health in such a powerful way. Some members at Studio K have simply transformed right before our eyes! Their confidence grows tremendously, they become less shy, and they are in a supportive and positive environment that helps them to express themselves and to let the stresses of the day slip away.”
Do you find that dancers are more confident after taking dance classes?
Kristin: “100%! We find the hardest step is for people to gain the confidence to just walk in the door as it can be so intimidating to enter a dance studio, let alone to try the class. When they take that step at Studio K, they completely shine! We make sure that they are in a supportive, caring, warm environment that allows them to be themselves and to take over the dance floor to accomplish whatever personal goal they set out to achieve. Our tag line is “The Floor is Yours,” meaning no matter your age, your size, your level of ability, or even if you have a disability, the floor is yours to be whatever you want to be in that moment!”
How does teamwork come into play in dance?
Kristin: “Depending on the style, teamwork can really come into play. In partnered or group team dancing, you have to work together to express the movement as a synchronized unit and really feel the music together. In our fitness group classes, the teamwork comes in as everyone supports each other and raises the energy in the class to keep everyone motivated and make it through the full hour with a smile!”
Stay tuned… in the grand finale of this blog series, you’ll learn about the many different styles that dance has to offer! From tap, to jazz, to country line dancing, you’re bound to find a beat to boogie to!