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Re: Too old to start dance?
Posted by nloftofan1
8/17/2017  10:14:00 AM
We started dancing when my wife looked for an activity we could both participate in after I retired. We started with a college "adult education" dance class, and moved on to real instructors. Now, nobody would confuse us with the twenty-something pros on the television dance shows, but we're moderately proficient and we both enjoy it (more important). More than that, there is real scientific evidence for the health benefits dancing provides. This website

http://usadance.org/news/social-dance/articles-about-dancing-and-the-benefits-it-provides/

is one good starting point for information.
Re: Too old to start dance?
Posted by atulpande
9/16/2017  6:06:00 PM
Entirely depends on what you want out of dance. My wife and I started in our fifties and we are having a great time everywhere there is live music -- bars, restaurants, sidewalks, parking lots, cruise ships, living rooms, kitchens, patios.... I think you get the point. But then, we are not aiming to be competitive dancers!
Re: Too old to start dance?
Posted by dheun
9/20/2017  3:38:00 PM
I learned around age 8. Kept with it through disco era and into my 30s. Stopped for a bit to spend time with my newborn son, got back into it later and still enjoy it at age 64, even though health issues hold me back more than I'd like at some times. Point is, it is fun at all ages and a great skill to have no matter what. Most any studio or even a park district teaches adults.
Re: Too old to start dance?
Posted by waynelee
10/8/2017  9:08:00 PM
I don't know if there is a certain age, it really varies with the person. I started taking lessons with my wife at 61 years of age. Now, that was 10 years ago! I love it, dance whenever I can. I have participated in 18 competitions, and the first one was 6 months after I started lessons. I am nowhere as flexible as the younger crowd, but I enjoy it just as much.
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