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The Multiple Benefits of Learning Dancing for Fitness and Fun

Dancing is a past time that is fun and can help you lose weight. Many people don't take dancing classes or consider the merits of including this activity in their fitness routines. Beyond helping you lose weight through burning calories it is possible that you may also consider the social benefits of dancing. There are many different types of dancing that range from ballroom to contemporary. Salsa is one of my favorites because it has lots of flare but also is social by nature. If you ever attended one of the many salsa events in San Diego you would soon come to notice that you can dance with just about anyone you want. People naturally enjoy having conversation in a fun activity. Dancing also helps you burn calories. Salsa dancing uses a little more energy than many other forms of dancing and one can expect to burn 250 to 500 calories in an hour. The amount is about the same as jogging making it a great alternative to other fitness activities. Salsa also improves the overa

2014 Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival Brings Artistic Delight

2014 Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival brought together the world’s styles of dances for their 20 th Anniversary Celebration.  From the India to Ireland each of the dancers performed native works that represent their unique heritage.  Beautiful colors, excellent choreography, and folk themed music brought delight to a packed audience.  Over 30 dance companies from 18 different countries made their way onto the stage throughout the evening.  The project was funded by the Coronado School of the Arts Foundation that pools grants and donations to promote festivals and other projects for public awareness. Without the generous contributions of the corporate and personal sponsors such activities may diminish. Cultural awareness helps in exposing people to a broader world.  Even though each of the performances had their merit the dancers from Blue Ming Chinese Dance Company put on a spectacular displace of color and coordinated movement. The dance was varied,