With our brand new partner dance classes starting this week at our studio in Leeds, we thought we’d give you 10 reasons why taking up an adult partner dance class is a fantastic idea!

1. A hobby to enjoy together! - Dancing is a great hobby to enjoy with a friend or loved one.

A difference in physical size, strength or age does not matter, therefore it is a great sport to be able enjoy together.

2. Posture, balance and strength - When instructed correctly dancing is incredibly beneficial for your posture and improving strength of all muscle groups. Balance is also improved as the body learns and develops new and more challenging ways of moving.

3. Stress relief - Dance lowers stress and raises levels of hormones like serotonin and dopamine to make you feel happier.

4. Brain workout - Absorbing and remembering new movement and step patterns is a workout for the brain too. According to David Gotthelf, Ph.D., NCSP, Licensed Psychologist Provider, “there’s a good deal of research supporting fitness as beneficial not only physically, but also in positively affecting brain functioning. Dance is a powerful example, given the executive functioning demands involving memory and focus.”

5. Dance those cares away - Whilst your brain is busy working away learning and remembering those new moves the worries and troubles of the day fade into the background. Dance is likened to mediation for clearing the mind!

6. Meet new people - It goes without saying that you will meet new people in a dance class, but partner dancing also opens up the door to social dance events within your school or club and beyond. Lots of new friends with a shared interest is a great reason to take up dancing.

7. Range of movement - Unlike some sports which focus on dominant muscle groups or using a dominant side of the body, dance is a full body sport. Both sides of the body are challenged allowing new co-ordination skills to develop.

8. Increased aerobic fitness - Without needing to step on a treadmill, dancing is a great workout for the heart and lungs. It can also be easily tailored to different levels of fitness.

9. A skill for life - Parties, holidays and events are opened up to a whole new level of enjoyment as your confidence to get on the dance floor increases. The step patterns you learn in class are transferable to many different situations. Got a special event coming up, let your teacher know, they might just be able to help out.

10. MUSIC! - We’ve saved one of our favourites until last. Music brings extra enjoyment to any activity, and with dancing it is all about the music. Once you’ve learnt your new steps, there is no feeling quite like getting lost moving in sync with the music.

We hope we’ve given you plenty of reasons to consider dancing as a new hobby!

We’d love to hear from any dancers who already attend classes on your thoughts on the above. Or maybe you have your own reasons? We’d love to hear them!

Our Ballroom & Latin partner dance classes start from this week. For more information email

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The RISE Dance Team are eagerly awaiting the first stage of re-opening in line with Government guidelines.

From the 12th April Children's Classes as well as all private lessons will be able to resume from the RISE Studio in Farsley, Leeds.

The young dancers many of whom have been continuing their lessons via Zoom will be returning to the dance floor for the first time since the national lockdown and have plenty to look forward to.

The RISE team are ready to welcome these new classes back for existing and new students, with all new choreography, online competitions planned and the opportunity for students to achieve their next examination Medals.

With a variety of classes available for children of all ages and a state of the art studio offering a fantastic, safe learning environment RISE Dance is the perfect choice for young dancers.

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Updated: Oct 22, 2020

RISE Dance To Open Brand New Dance Studio in Farsley, Leeds

RISE Dance have opened a brand new studio this

October at SPRINGFIELD MILL, FARSLEY, LEEDS. Ever since the school rebranded in 2019, searching for a permanent space has been the next natural step. The new venture at Springfield Mill will comprise of four brand new studio spaces complete with cushioned wooden dance flooring, surround sound music system, mirrors and fresh air ventilation.

After being forced to close for almost twenty weeks due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the dance school has found itself overwhelmed with support from loyal customers who have been desperate to get back to their dance lessons. RISE Dance is now excited to be able to offer a brand new Covid secure space which allows them to continue their now socially distanced, weekly dance lessons.

“The pandemic has created a number of challenges for the dance industry and dance schools. We’ve been really overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from our existing customers and we want to take care of them during the pandemic. It has given us the push to create a better environment. We’ve found a lot of our students benefit from coming to us in more ways than just learning how to dance. For a lot of our dancers it is a weekly escape from the stress of day to day life and it also helps improve physical and mental health. For our children it allows them to develop coordination skills, builds confidence and self-esteem and is a fantastic fun way for them to keep fit.

Our new studio provides us the opportunity to create the perfect dancing environment, whilst also being a Covid secure space. It is our way of thanking our dancers for all their support during these difficult times and we hope to welcome lots of new people who would like to learn to dance.”  - said Rosie Gentile, Director and Principal at RISE Dance.

In addition to the new space, the team at RISE have put in place a number of social distancing measures to ensure that all classes moving forward are safe but so that life for the dance school is able to continue in as much of a normal way as possible.

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