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5 reasons to take up a dance class

Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Many people have turned to dancing as a way to exercise and depending on your goals, a dance class could be a fun way to improve your health. Besides being fun, dancing has many positive health benefits including improving your flexibility, strength, endurance levels, and emotional wellbeing. So what are you waiting for? Start reaping the many health benefits of dance today! 1.Boost memory Dance not only instills grace, but it also helps you age gracefully. According to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, dancing may boost your memory and prevent you from developing dementia as you get older. Science reveals that aerobic exercise can reverse volume loss in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that controls memory. The hippocampus naturally shrinks during late adulthood, which often leads to impaired memory and sometimes dementia. 2.Improve flexibility Many of the dance moves you will practice increase flexibility and reduce stiffness. Increasing your flexibility will help ease joint pain and post-exercise soreness. 3.Reduce stress If you’re feeling tense or stressed out, one of our dance classes is the ideal way to turn down the tension. In a controlled study in the Journal of Applied Gerontology, researchers found that dance and musical accompaniment can help bring about stress relief. 4.Diminish depression Dancing really does lift your spirits, according to a study in that tested the effects of dancing on people with depression.  Patients who participated in an upbeat group dance showed the fewest depression symptoms and the most vitality. Got the blues? Grab a friend and come and join one of our classes. 5.Help your heart Dance is a great activity for heart health as it is a fantastic aerobic activity and as it is so much fun, you may not even notice you are actually working out! Dance classes at West Bay As well as our existing Dance Fit and Zumba classes, we have added two brand new dance classes to our autumn programme – Strictly Dance and Dancercise! Strictly Dance Learn to dance like the Strictly Stars! Each class will build up to learning a dance routine incorporating various styles of Latin or ballroom dancing seen on the TV show. Dancing is a great way to tone up and lose weight and works all the muscles in the body. Guaranteed to make you feel fit and FABULOUS. You’ll just want to “keeeeep dancing”! Join Hannah on Wednesdays at 6pm. Dancercise No dance experience necessary! Each session of Dancercise will have you dancing in a different dance style where a new routine is taught using a progressive technique. Flex and tone your body AND brain in this aerobics dance session. Suitable for all dance and fitness abilities. Join Larni on Thursdays at 9am. Take a look at our full programme here Call our Country Club team on 01983 766222 to book a spot on a dance class today!
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All levels

These classes have been specifically designed to allow participants to work at their own intensity level, with the ability to modify all exercises according to their own personal fitness.


A person new to training or an individual with below average fitness levels can be termed as a beginner. These classes are also suitable for those returning to exercise after a break/injury.


A person training at intermediate level should have a fair amount of base fitness and coordination and thus can be exposed to a higher intensity workout.


At an advanced level, the participant should have experience in subjecting themselves to high intensity training on a regular basis. Every person starting off as a beginner should aspire to reach this level.

Online booking is available for members for classes, activities and spa treatments.
Non-members can book our spa treatments online, and please call 01983 766222 to book classes or activities.

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