So Why Do We Dance?
When planning a party, event or wedding most people aren’t really that worried about whether their guests dance or not. Most people are in the mind set of “if it happens it happens…if it doesn’t no big deal”.
For the few that do worry about it though, they don’t really plan for it. Well, not really anyway.
In my opinion, dancing is a must and here are some of the reasons why.
People dance for all kinds of reasons. They dance to celebrate, to assert individuality, to entertain and to pick up the opposite sex. Most commonly though they dance because its good fun! Dance springs from a human desire for personal expression and social connection. They often say those people that can dance are the best lovers. Don’t believe it? It may be an experiment you will have to test for yourself.
Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including the improved condition of your heart and lungs. increased muscular strength, endurance, and motor fitness.
So In A Party Situation Why Is Dancing So Important?
I’m sure in your lifetime you have been to some good and bad parties. Thinking back on all the “average” parties I’ve been to and reasons why I thought that way, it would have to be because there weren’t many people dancing and the energy in the room was quite flat.
I talk a lot to my clients about party energy as I feel this is really important and very overlooked aspect in creating a party that has atmosphere and excitement. Party energy comes from the crowd and from what they are doing.
Been to a party where the music is pumping but everyone’s sitting down? Yep, that’s LOW party energy.
If all the guests are up and dancing, moving around and connecting with each other the party energy is HIGH, fun and exciting.
Not everyone loves dancing but you don’t have to be good at it to enjoy it. What’s even better is in a party situation the bad dancers can blend in with the crowd and hide if they really want to. Even guests that don’t like dancing like watching other people dance like this in itself is a form of entertainment.
If you think about any funny party stories from parties you have been to over the years quite often it involves a dancing accident or one of the guests with some crazy dance moves like the boss or a crazy grandparent.
Watching your mum dance to her favorite song or your uncle try and do the Nutbush will give you pleasure simply because people are enjoying themselves and to me watching people have fun at a party is pretty important.
So What’s The Number One Reason To Encourage Dancing At Your Party?
When you dance studies show that you get a much bigger release of endorphins than during other forms of exercise. Dancing causes the body to release feel–good endorphins into our bloodstream. Dancing also connects with the emotional centers in the brain. For many people, dancing prompts a positive emotional release.
Another benefit is it also helps to reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol making us feel more relaxed.
So basically what this all means is that dancing makes us feel happy and feel good so why wouldn’t you encourage this so that all your guests leave feeling this way. To me, this is the ultimate party experience everyone Feeling Good.