What Is Social Dancing?

A group of adults seen at a social dancing event

Have you ever wondered, ‘what is social dancing and why it matters?’

Ballroom Dream enjoys organizing social dance events for our students and community members. It’s an excellent way for people to unwind and let their hair down. This form of dancing is more a group-based activity instead of a couple-centric performance.

That means it’s not mandatory to bring a partner to these events. You can come in solo and dance the night away with our people.

If you already have a significant other, you can ask them to join you.

Here’s a closer look at the essential elements of social dancing. 

The Basics: What Is Social Dancing?

Social dance events are organized for the general public by dance instructors, club leaders or volunteers either as a charity event or meeting ground for a specific group. It’s a community-centric tradition that has been passed down from one generation to another.

In the past, it was a formal way for single people to find suitable matches; or for families to celebrate a special occasion. These days, it’s a way to connect with community members and boost your communication and confidence levels.

Unlike other dance events, social dancing is not performance-driven or competitive. Instead, you focus on the companionship that forms between you and the person leading/following you.

3 Benefits of Social Dancing

There are three leading advantages of social dancing:

Improved Social Skills

Social dancing events give you a reason to interact with your community. They are an excellent way for newcomers to meet like-minded people and introverts. This bodes well for those looking to improve their communication skills. You learn how to convey your message through gestures and interpret body language by observing your dance partner.

It, in turn, allows you to communicate better and more confidently than before.

Maintains Mental and Physical Wellbeing

Social dancing allows you to stretch your legs after a busy week (or day). For a short interval, we will enable you to let go of your worries and dance your heart out. Subsequently, it combats mental health issues (i.e. anxiety, depression, stress) and boosts happy hormones.

Additionally, dancing is a form of exercise. It allows you to stretch your legs, regain flexibility, and improve your posture.

You Gain Newfound Confidence

Exploring new skills and venturing outside your comfort zone can feel daunting. Having positive people around can help you break out of your shell. Its mental and physical attributes make you feel less self-conscious about your dancing skills and body.

All this enables you to build your self-esteem.

 It’s a Wrap!

On the whole, the benefits of social dancing are multifold. They are about developing meaningful connections within the community. It’s a fun way to schedule a non-demanding workout session while you meet new people. Not to forget the advanced ballroom dancing skills and confidence you gain along the way.

Ready to dance? Sign up for our ballroom dance lessons to prepare for an upcoming social dance event