I’m Not in Shape. Can I Start Taking Dance Classes?
In all honesty, why does that even matter? Whether you feel like you’re out of shape or not, does that even define who you are and what you can accomplish? The answer is and will always be NO. Even if you were out of shape, isn’t moving and working out with some type of activity of your choice what gets you in shape, anyway? Think about that for a second.
How Fit Should I Be to Start Dancing?
“Fit” might not be the right word to use here. What you need to ask yourself first is “Is dancing something I really want to do?” If the answer is no, then you’re OK. Just find something else you’re passionate about. However, if your answer is yes, we’re about to give you some advice to get you on that dance floor ASAP.
Get Checked Out
Being in good health is what’s important whenever you’re about to start any type of physical activity. So, if you want to start dancing, that would be a good place to start. Have your doctor give you a check-up. Once you’re cleared, there’s no reason not to start.
Get Rid of the “Buts”
“But what if I’m too stiff? Or too weak? Or too uncomfortable?” Stop that. All of those are things you can work on and improve even if you face challenges at the beginning. With time, all those weaknesses will turn into strengths. That will give you a sense of accomplishment that you can’t get from anything else.
Enjoy the Health Benefits That Come with Dancing
We talked about this is more in depth in a previous post, but basically, being active will make you feel better – physically and mentally – as it gives your brain a workout since you have to learn all those steps.
So, be patient and courageous, and give yourself some credit. Not everyone dares to take a risk to do what they love.