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Give them the gift of dance from Dance Times Square
What Can Dancing Do For My Employees?
Dance lessons are the ultimate in multitasking - providing clients with skills they will use for a lifetime while serving as an excellent team building activity and a fun way to stay physically fit. Dancing is unique because it has the heart-healthy benefits of aerobic exercise that doubles as a social activity. In fact, the National Lung, Heart and Blood Association has said that dancing can lower the risk of coronary heart disease, lower blood pressure, help manage weight and strengthen the bones of legs and hips. Besides the health benefits, it reduces stress and helps maintain the positive outlook needed in the workplace. If your employees are happy, you will be too.
Give them the gift of dance: both a sport and an art form filled with potential for increased self-esteem, confidence, fitness, fun and communicative skills.
As Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance continues to excite and inspire viewers, those who never imagined themselves on a dance floor can now learn to swing, salsa, foxtrot, and tango. Dance Times Square, Manhattan's premiere dance center, is now offering classes in Latin, ballroom, and swing specifically tailored to the busy lives of urban executives. Owned and operated by International Latin Dance Champions Melanie LaPatin and Tony Meredith, the spacious studio is the home of all things dance with a convenient Times Square location.
Classes at Dance Times Square or on-site at your company:
- We will collaborate with you to customize lesson packages that fit the needs of your employees
- Lessons can be scheduled during the lunch hour, in the evenings or on the weekends
- Classes can take place at Dance Times Square or at your office
- No partner necessary
- Beginners always welcome
Special Event Services include:
- Performances at corporate parties, product launches and special events by U.S. Latin Dance Champions and So You Think You Can Dance choreographers Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin and our award winning staff
- Space rental of our historic Art Deco studio
Other participating companies include: Google, Credit Suisse, Reuters, NY Times, Kramer Levin, Colgate, Sprint, West LB, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Ernst and Young, Vera Wang, Viacom, E Trade Financial, Alliance Bernstein, JP Morgan and Effective Minds.
Medical Quotes on the Benefits of Dance
Dancing is a social activity which provides increased self-confidence and social skills. Physical activity reduces stress and tension, regular dancing gives an overall sense of well-being. The following are medical quotes and studies, documenting the tangible benefits of dancing:
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) recognizes the benefits of dance in lowering coronary heart disease risk, decreasing blood pressure, and managing weight. Another plus of dancing is that the weight bearing movements of your steps can strengthen the bones of your legs and hips, important for maintaining bone health as your age. As a result, dancing may be used as part of a rehabilitation program, of course with appropriate supervision.
The New England Journal of Medicine: Joe Verghese, MD, assistant neurology professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and colleagues studied 469 people who were at least 75 years old. At the study's start, they answered surveys about mental and physical activities, like doing crossword puzzles or dancing. Back then, none had Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Five years later, frequent dancers had a reduced risk of dementia compared with those who rarely or never danced. Of 11 physical activities, only dancing was tied with a lower dementia risk. Most dancers did ballroom dancing.
The Dancing Brain
How might ballroom dancing help the brain? Verghese outlines three possibilities:
- Increased blood flow to the brain from the physical exercise
- Less stress, depression, and loneliness from dancing's social aspect
- Mental challenges (memorizing steps, working with your partner)
**The Journal of Medicine even found, as dancing requires memorizing steps and working with a partner, both aspects provide mental challenges that are crucial for brain health.
The Journal Heart & Lung found that people who listened to music while they exercised performed more than twice as well on a verbal fluency test than people who listened to no music. This study's lead author, Charles Emery, "...Listening to music may influence cognitive function through different pathways in the brain. The combination of music and exercise may stimulate and increase cognitive arousal while helping to organize cognitive output."
Below is a sampling of some of our corporate clients:
The Discovery Channel
Price Waterhouse Cooper
Good Day New York
Yves St. Laurent
Boys Town of Italy
Parsons Dance Company
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
Paula Kermans Hospital
Case and White
Peller & Co.
Big Brothers and Sisters
City Of Hope Foundation
The Pajama Program
George and Daisy Soros
Girl Scouts USA
Times Square Alliance
Quick and Simple Magazine
Shoot First Entertainment
High Fidelity Casting
St. Joseph Community Gala
The Duke Ellington Foundation
Jean Rimsky Theater
Iowa Arts Center
Capital Concerts, PBS
Tiger Tigress Productions
National Association Of Women Artists
Dancers Responding To Aids