Ballet’s Brainpower Benefits

When people think of the benefits of studying ballet, they commonly think exclusively about the physical benefits, but that is only part of the picture.

Dancing does provide various physical benefits, but current research increasingly suggests that it can also benefit the mind, that dancing is good for mental health.

Accordingly, ballet is said to stimulate brain activity, and this activity causes the brain to release “feel-good” hormones like endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine. In short, ballet enhances brain functioning by influencing brain-wave patterns, emotions, and the nervous system.

Ballet requires complicated planning in sequencing movements, synchronizing with music, and expressing feelings. Moreover, it brings pleasure to viewers by activating their mirror neurons.

Any kind of creative expression allows one to imagine new ways of communicating and interacting with the world, as well as engaging the brain’s neuroplasticity. By studying ballet, one gains the added benefits of reducing stress, improving focus and communications skills, helping to process emotions, and increasing self-confidence.

No matter how young or old one may be at the outset, studying ballet will make the dancing individual’s life healthier and happier, in both body and mind.

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