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How to use dance to improve social skills and meet new people?

Are you looking for new ways to expand your social circle and enhance your social skills? Why not try dance as a hobby? As a universal language, dance has the unique ability to bring individuals together, irrespective of their background or interests.


Be it a club, party, or dance class, the beat and motion of dance engender an atmosphere that encourages socialising and forging new connections, plus when we dance our brain releases endorphins and hormones that can trigger neurotransmitters, creating feelings of happiness, relaxation fun, and confidence. Music and dance also activate the sensory and motor circuits of our brain, as well as the pleasure centres. Clearly, dancing helps you to feel good!


In this blog post, we'll explore the many ways that dance can help you improve your social skills and meet new people. So, now put on your dancing shoes and get ready to learn how to use dance to make friends and have fun!


Join a dance class

Joining a dance class is an exciting and enjoyable way to make new friends and expand your social circle. You'll learn new skills and meet people who share your passion for dance.

Take inspiration from the famous friendship between Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, both known for their dancing abilities and use of Latin dance styles in their music.

Attend dance parties and socials

Dance parties and social events are excellent opportunities to make new friends through dance. Dance party nights are often organised by your local dance studio (keep a watch on our socials for our party nights!) and they're such great ways to get people together, dancing, socialising and having fun.

In New Zealand, we also have a lot of general dancing at dance competitions around the country, so that's a great way to watch other dancers compete, and also to get up and stretch your legs at intervals, and practice floor craft as there are often many dancers also having the same idea about stretching their legs! Click here to find out when and where.

Join a dance troupe or group

Joining a dance troupe or group is an excellent option for dance enthusiasts who are passionate about their craft and want to connect with like-minded individuals. These groups often perform at local events and competitions, creating a strong community of dancers.

Moreover, being part of a dance troupe provides opportunities for skill refinement and constructive criticism, contributing to growth as a dancer. Studies show that being part of a dance troupe has a positive impact on a dancer's life.

Be open and friendly

To make friends through dance, it's essential to be open and friendly. Start by smiling, making eye contact, and initiating conversations with others. You never know who you might meet, and forming new friendships could be just a few steps away. So, be social and put yourself out there - you won't regret it!

Get involved in the UCan2 Dance Community

Joining a dance class or troupe is a great start, but immersing yourself in the dance community takes it to the next level. Attending events, workshops, and competitions is crucial to genuinely engage with like-minded individuals.

These opportunities allow for socialising, meeting new acquaintances, and observing innovative techniques. Participating in workshops also offers a chance to advance your abilities by learning from seasoned dancers.

Be yourself

Last but not least, it's vital to be yourself when making new friends through dance. Don't try to be someone you're not, just be true to who you are and let others see the real you.


Our services

At UCan2Dance, we offer dance classes that focus on fun and inclusivity. Our studio provides a welcoming environment where you can improve your dancing skills while meeting new friends who share your passion. Ready to take the first step in your dance journey?

Enrol in one of our classes today and start discovering the joy of dancing! Remember to be yourself, approach others with an open and friendly attitude, and, most importantly, have fun!


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