Recreational dance is a physical activity that lacks a formal structure. The dance classes for recreational dances are free, fun and aim to help dancers develop less formal dancing techniques without any specific form. It’s more about having fun and feeling joyful.
Recreational ballroom dancing is a form of ballroom that involves dancing for fun to enjoy the routine or feel the romance that comes with it.
Dancers experience improvement in flexibility and posture, less falls and anxiety, better mood, and even enhanced fitness levels. The fun physical activity improves aerobic strength and power, sharpens the mind, reduces stiffness and pain, and fosters social bonds.
A good dancer possesses great coordination ability of various body parts, has control over balance and weight in motion, and exudes advanced kinesthetic awareness for body position and state control. Good dancers also have developed self-awareness, mobility and strength.
Ballroom dancing involves two dancers, usually a couple, moving rhythmically, using step-patterns, and expressing unique music traits while showcasing a personal flair and vibrant energy. The various forms include Tango, Latin Style, The Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Waltz, and Quickstep.
American and International are the two major forms of ballroom dances. Unlike the International style practiced worldwide, the American is majorly practiced in the U.S.
Dances vary in speed, tempo, and thus challenge. The hardest ballroom dance is the foxtrot.
The name was derived from the term “ball” and Latin word “ballare,” meaning “to dance.” Ballroom dance occurs in a large room built specifically for ballroom dancing.
Popular ballroom dancers worldwide include Kym Johnson, Mirko Gozzoli, Fred Astaire, Peter Eggleton, Richard Gleave, John Wood, William Pino, and Charlotte Jorgensen.
Ballroom dancing is a great way to harness creativity, a fun way to workout, and even indulge in a competitive spirit. Other people engage in ballroom dancing to strengthen their relationships, boost fitness levels or socialize.
Ballroom dancers earn anything from $24 per hour to almost $50,771 annually, in the U.S. However, the average annual salary for dancers ranges from $37,500 to $62,000.