Afro Dance is a fun dance style with many health benefits. As Afrobeats music is trending across Dubai and the world, so does its dance moves. AFROFIT CLUB Dubai is the best Afro Dance community in the UAE to begin your Afro-dancing career. Eager and curious for a new adventure? Let us fill you in on a few exciting reasons why you should learn Afro Dance and it’s health benefits.
1· An appreciation of centuries of African culture
Afro-dance is a diverse and fascinating style originating predominantly form SubSaharan Africa. It is an evolution from traditional African dance styles following the creation of Afrobeats music. Its popularity and intense body movements is testament to how influential it is to remain relevant till this day and become adopted by other cultures around the world. When you learn it, it shows a clear appreciation
African culture. AFROFIT CLUB Dubai was created to bring that diversity to the UAE and lay foundation for all Afro dance lovers for generations to come.
2· It’s a great way to exercise
We all know dancing is a form of exercise, the same can definitely be said about Afro-dance that constitutes high intensity movements. Also, if you think about it, dance floors tend to be sweaty places for a reason. All of those Shaku and Zanku moves burn energy like you would not believe. When you dance, you can expend more than 300 calories every half-hour. Even relatively low intensity forms of afro dance burns about the same number of calories as cycling. Afrodancing demands a lot of energy output because it involves movement in all directions. Dubai work milieu can tend to be stressful; I believe Afro-dancing is the best remedy combat stress.
3· Confidence boost
Most people dance in room alone but imagine how great you would feel dancing in front of others? Once you start attending dance classes, there will be a lot of new steps to learn. Now, it won’t be easy in the beginning, especially if you’ve never danced before or you’re just starting out. However, as time goes on, you’ll notice how your dancing skills improve as you learn more and new steps. After a while, you’ll know a bunch of moves and as we all know, learning and remembering a whole choreography is no easy task especially with Afro-dancing. Once you finally learn the moves, you’ll feel much more capable and this new sense of achievement will boost your confidence. Additionally, dancing in front of others is something not everyone is comfortable with even in front of your partner or friends. The fear of looking silly or being judged is common in any social situation. However, as you boost your dance skills, your confidence will grow which will help push you out of your comfort zone and to even bigger better things.
4· You inspire others to learn
When others see you dancing and expressing yourself, you motivate others to do so. When I saw a really skillful dancer bust a move on the dance floor all those years ago it really pushed me to pursue dance as a hobby even if it’s just for social gatherings. However, that may have had a different effect on someone else. If you saw that passionate dancer all those years ago, you may want to pursue dance as a career or create a chain effect by telling others what you saw. The possibilities are endless and with Afro-dance being a style that is predominantly linked to African culture, sharing and propagating this style with people from different cultures would not only lead to new dance variants but shows an appreciation of the culture.
5· Friends tend to invite you to event a lot more
Positive vibes are infectious and a valuable commodity during parties, weddings and general events. When you’re looking for who to invite to a party would you invite someone shy, timid or unable to dance in front of others? Or would you invite someone that is comfortable in his or her skin, loves to dance and can bring your group to life? Dancing is a way of showing that you know how to have fun, confident and not shy to express yourself.