Feeling blue? Research shows dance will help

May all the diverse threads of your life come into wholesome ease.
– John O’Donohue
Ooh, science

I know intuitively that dance helps me, but research also shows that dancing is not only good for us, but may be essential for our wellbeing.  We’ve been shaking our collective booty in various ways for 1.5 million years, so it makes sense that we might yearn to do so.

Sexy facts

Dance is proven to reduce anxiety, depression, stress and loneliness and improve self efficacyincrease fitness, coordination and balance; reduce risk of dementia and osteoporosis; improve cognitive function and brain health, etc!

Not only that, it’s also super fun.

Yes life is busy and you have many responsibilities.  But the fact is, you’re a creative and multifaceted person.  You can dance and have fun, and do other more “grown-up” stuff – and do that stuff better as a result.

The trick is to find a dance or other class that really works for you.  Be prepared to try a few places until you find a great fit for you, where you feel comfortable and supported.

Cassettes Term 3 with Prince 

Feature songs we’ll be dancing to are:
When Doves Cry – Let’s Go Crazy – Raspberry Beret

Plus fun warm-ups and gentle contemporary to:
Little Red Corvette – U Got the Look – Cream – Diamonds + Pearls


Here’s our amazing Term 2 dance crew with Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.  We had so much fun dancing and even singing.  Who knew you had those voices?!


But I don’t wanna get up.

If you’re wanting to carve out time for yourself in a more nourishing learning environment (you are the main topic so I promise it will be delightful and fascinating), I’d love to have you in my new class, The Raddest Self Care Course Eva.

Byron Community College, Mullumbimby Campus:

⚡Thursdays 2 – 4pm Mullumbimby with Riss, 5 wks, 3 – 31 Aug.

In big love and lightning,

xx Riss