The beautiful spring weather is finally here! As the seasons change, you may feel renewed excitement to live a happy, healthful lifestyle. The Omaha School of Music and Dance would like to support you in these endeavors through dance. Our hip-hop dance class combines movement, creative thinking, and socialization all in one weekly 45-minute class. We will briefly discuss below how movement, creativity, and a social atmosphere will increase your joy and help you live a healthful lifestyle.
Movement and Hip-hop
Hip-hop dance is great exercise! It combines cardio, strength training, and stretching which work together to help your body function on a higher level – which will make you feel better and be healthy.
*According to WebMD:
“Improved self-esteem is a key psychological benefit of regular physical activity. When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain.
Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as “euphoric.” That feeling, known as a “runner’s high,” can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life.
Endorphins act as an analgesic, which means they diminish the perception of pain. They also act as sedatives. They are manufactured in your brain, spinal cord, and many other parts of your body and are released in response to brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. The neuron receptors endorphins bind to the same ones that bind some pain medicines. However, unlike with morphine, the activation of these receptors by the body’s endorphins does not lead to addiction or dependence.”
As you can see, there are many benefits to the exercise a hip-hop class can provide!
Creativity and Hip-hop
Hip-hop has creativity and innovation at its core. Hip-hop dancing combines an impressive footwork and unique movement to the beat of the music. From freezes to locking and popping, hip hop dancing will release your inner rhythm and creativity!
Creativity can improve one’s life. I know that I have personally I’ve figured out I’m a much happier, conscious and connected person when I’m creating. In addition, being creative helps you become a better problem solver in all areas of your life and work. Instead of coming from a linear, logical approach, your creative side can approach a situation from all angles. Creativity helps you see things differently and better deal with uncertainty. Studies show that creative people are better able to live with uncertainty because they can adapt their thinking to allow for the flow of the unknown.
Socialization and Hip-hop
At the Omaha School of Music and Dance, the teachers create a welcome atmosphere where everyone is accepted and encouraged to succeed. This creates a safe environment for self-expression, creativity, and most importantly, socialization!
We look forward to seeing you in our hip-hop dance class and on your journey to a happy and healthful life! Check out the hip-hop class schedule at https://www.omahaschoolofmusicanddance.com/dance-classes-for-kids-and-adults/.