According to the Mayo Clinic, square dancing can burn as many calories as walking, swimming or riding a bicycle. During just one hour of dancing you will burn off about 800 calories. Researchers found that each person will travel about 5 miles in one evening of dancing. This in return will lead to a slower heart rate, lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol.
The movements of many of the dances strengthens your weight-bearing bones (tibia, fibula and femur) and help slow loss of bone mass or better known as osteoporosis.
Square dancing or folk dancing is the only dance called throughout the world in the English language.
And finally, square dancing gives you the opportunity to develop strong social ties that contribute to new friendships and a positive outlook on life.
If you have read this far and you are not a square dancer, we hope we have peaked your interest. Spring City Squares would like to invite you to come watch us or join in at our next club dance.
Our club has a great professional instructor (Chuck Muecke). You'll enjoy taking lessons from Chuck. He makes every move fun and easy to understand.