Dancing is great exercise

The Westlake Center for Community Services is having a monthly daytime dance. Dancing, watching dancing and listening to music have many benefits. Throughout a person's entire life, the brain responds to music. Unborn babies hear and respond to music in the womb. Those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia often can still remember words to songs, even when they can’t recall other things.

Music combined with dancing triggers unique brain activity because a dancer is moving to the music, thinking about the rhythm and tempo, recalling the melody and the words, processing memories connected with the song, all while maintaining balance and coordination moving around others on the dance floor. It creates powerful and productive brain activity.

Join us for dancing at the Westlake Community Center, 29694 Center Ridge Road. It’s a fun amateur activity that has great health benefits in a party-like atmosphere. Enjoy live music and refreshments. Dances will be held from 2-4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month through December (except October, when it will be the first Thursday). Cost is $4.

John Kowalski

Piano technician and Musician

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 9:53 AM, 05.03.2016