|Have you ever wondered what
kind of dance someone is performing? Or maybe, how do
they do they move their body like that? If you're new to
Merengue and have seen how amazing it looks, then you've
probably asked yourself these questions. What most
people don't know is that learning the Merengue can be as easy
as listening to the music and letting yourself get carried
away with it. The Merengue begins as a beat, which your
body can hear and move to. It then becomes a musical
score and you body moves with the flow of the sound...
people of Latin America created the Merengue to release
the tensions of daily life but the benefits are way more
far-reaching than just that!
the Merengue you learn the culture behind the music, the
people who pored their heart and soul into it. The
benefits are endless...
Social: Working with other people.
Learning to dance this particular dance requires someone
teaching you. Though many of the dances are
choreographed for one dancer you will find that having
two brings the heartache out even more.
Health: Exercising of any kind is always
beneficial to your body and overall health. Dancing
allows you start out slow using your entire body, or if
you are looking for more of a workout you will find the
beat can be changed as easily as that next step.
Confidence: Learning anything new creates
confidence, learning to dance and dance well can bring
you great pride and joy. By boosting your confidence in
dancing, you will fin d that you have more confidence in
everything else you do.
Learning a new skill: By learning how to dance,
you are keeping not only your body but also your brain
active as well. The brain is as much a muscle as any
other parts of your body and learning the Merengue gives
it a great workout.
Exercise: As I have mentioned, any form of
exercise is good, dancing is one of the best. You use
every muscle in your body, from the steps you take with
your feet to the movement of your legs, hips and working
up to your chest, arms and head. Dancing can also be
attributed to lowering blood glucose levels in
Non-Insulin Diabetics and helps the heart pump but more
freely throughout your body.
Meeting new people is always a good thing for
people. We start out even from birth needing the touch
and feel of others around us. Studies have shown that
people who are outgoing are healthier, lead more
By combining Entertainment and fun, you get what
your body needs without realizing it. Also any form of
entertainment that requires more than just putting in a
movie is heart healthy. Not to mention that the gyration
of the hips while the dance is being performed can be
extremely fun and uplifting.
Non-verbal communication: You may not realize how
much your body truly tells people how you really feel.
It is true though, by the sway of your body or the
amount of movement you use can help you express what you
fell more than anything else. If you pull away from your
partner and begin to move on your own, you could be
telling them that you are upset with them or better yet,
Coordination with your body: Hand and eye
coordination is a very important part of everyday life.
Dancing takes this farther by showing you how to
coordinate not only your bottom half with the top half
of your body. But how to use what you hear to cause each
move you make.