Discover the many benefits of Square and Round dancing


Physical Benefits
Low Impact Exercise

☑ Increase lung capacity
☑ Improve muscle tone
☑ Maintain joint flexibility
☑ Improve bone density
☑ Improve balance and coordination
☑ Develop new motor skills
☑ Increase blood flow through
    relaxed body rhythm
Psychological Benefits
Lower Stress

☑ Develop mental agility translating oral
    commands into action

☑ Reduce age-related memory loss
    remembering calls and cues
☑ Focus on dancing reduces outside
    worries leave your problems at the
    door!

☑ Reduce depression and loneliness
    dancing is a group activity
☑ Meet a challenge and achieve
    success learning becomes fun
Social Benefits
Connect with Others

☑ Make new friends and expand social
     contacts
☑ Reduce inhibitions
☑ Develop new social groups
☑ Create social ties and business
     contacts
☑ Find opportunities to get involved
     and make a difference
☑ Have fun


“Square dancing contributes to a more healthy and independent lifestyle.” Dr. Lewis Maharam, New York City sports medicine specialist

“Dance is a weight-bearing activity, which builds bones.” Catherine Cram, MS, exercise physiologist

“Maintaining social connections has an important effect on quality of life.” Laura Mosqueda, MD, Geriatrics and Family Medicine Center, University of California, Irvine.

“Dancing reduces dementia risk by 76%, Board games by 73%, Playing a musical instrument by 69%, and Working crosswords by 38%.” The Washington Post

“[Square dancing] ... is an activity that addresses most of the conditions of poor physical health while minimizing the obstacles presented by many other types of physical activity.” Chris Collins M.Sc.Dr.

“Any weight-bearing exercise, including square dancing, is a major benefit as one ages.” Dr. Lewis Maharam, New York City sports medicine specialist

“Laughter may help prevent heart attacks.” Dr. Michael Miller, Centre for Preventive Cardiology, University of Maryland

“... square dancing [is one of] the few activities shown to involve both physical activity and mental stimulation significant enough to reduce the risk of dementia — a true two-for-one example of using it or losing it.” Dr. Mehmet C. Oz