How dancing enhances the brain

How dancing enhances the brain

Dancing is one of the best all-round hobbies that a person can have. It develops and nourishes the body as well as the mind. On top of that, dancing has social benefits - increasing greatly the number of new people that you can meet and socialize with. In this article we focus on the scientifically proven benefits that dancing has for our brain.

Dancing has numerous benefits for the brain, including:

  1. Dancing improves cognitive function: Dancing requires you to think and remember complex dance moves, which can improve your cognitive function, memory, and learning.
  2. Dancing reduces stress: Dancing has been shown to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can help lower stress and anxiety levels.
  3. Dancing enhances mood: Dancing releases endorphins, the body's feel-good chemicals, which can improve your mood and help you feel happier.
  4. Dancing boosts creativity: Dancing requires you to think creatively and improvise, which can help enhance your creativity and problem-solving skills.
  5. Dancing increases neural connectivity: Dancing can increase the connectivity between different parts of the brain, which can improve overall brain function.
  6. Dancing improves balance and coordination: Dancing requires you to move in coordination with music and other dancers, which can improve your balance, coordination, and spatial awareness.
  7. Dancing delays cognitive decline: Dancing has been shown to help delay cognitive decline and improve brain function in older adults.


Overall, dancing can be a fun and effective way to improve brain function and promote overall well-being. If you want to experience all those positive benefits yourself, then you are welcome to join Casa de Baile´s beginner dance classes. Salsa beginner courses and bachata beginner courses start every month. First class is free to try.

Come and (enhance your brain) dance!