Being human means that we have a multi-faceted way of communicating with one another and the world. One of the most beautiful means of this expression comes in the form of dancing. But why do we persist in dancing without ceasing? Here are some of the main reasons why dancing builds character as we understand it.
The Physical and Mental
The most obvious reason dancing is so popular with people from all walks of life is the endorphin rush. It provides a wonderful sense of fitness and cardiovascular health, all wrapped in a piece of art that we can all freely display. When we sense that feeling of physical well-being, mental clarity follows.
Listen to Your Partner
After some practice, you will develop a strong work ethic due to the sheer enjoyment of dancing. But as many say, iron sharpens iron. You can only progress as a dancer once you pair up with someone of your skill level or greater. You will then learn things about dancing, yourself, and your partner that you would have never imagined.
Learning how to listen to your partner means you have developed your communication skills; thus, you round out your character. When you communicate, you can follow their lead, know when to make changes, and take the lead for yourself when the time is right.
Confidence Is the Greatest
Once you learn to dance to the music, then you will become an unstoppable force dancing individually or together. Given the level of trust with your partner, you must be honest and true. With that said, your nature is genuine and authentic. Without these character traits, you or your partner could get seriously injured or worse.
Keeping Your Focus
So, now that you have made it to extreme professionalism in your dancing, don’t disrupt your focus. The perseverance you have created shows through your creativity and discipline. Great dancers never stop reaching for perfection in their craft, yet they are wise enough to know how to accept defeat gracefully.
With the commitment that it takes to gain self-confidence to become a dancer comes a lot of sacrifices. Learning and relearning how to listen and focus takes a great deal of control. You must set goals and meet them: whether you succeed or fail, there is always a lesson to learn in dancing. These are a few reasons dancing builds personal character, but there are many more to discover if you ever find yourself dancing the night away.