Staying healthy isn’t necessarily about being in shape or having muscles and extreme strength. When you’re focusing on being healthy, your focus should be centred on the care of your mind, body and soul first, with other health goals coming as a second priority. Focusing on the health of your being before anything else will not only help you achieve your other fitness goals faster but also help improve your overall wellbeing, mood and how you feel mentally and physically. 

But it can be a difficult journey to start if you’re not already interested in fitness or healthful activities. However, this blog will be discussing dance exercise class in Hamilton that doesn’t even feel like exercise! These classes will provide fun into your day with a new social group while providing you with numerous health benefits.

The Wonders Nia Dance Has On Your Health

The healthy dance classes in Hamilton that we’re talking about today is the holistic dance style known as Nia Dance. This movement technique has 52 movements and 7 cycles, each action and cycle providing different benefits and stimulating different parts of your body and mind. Some of these cycles involve setting your focus and intent (Cycle 1), harmonising with and recentering your body (Cool Down – Cycle 5), and having fitness down completely on the floor (Floor Play – Cycle 6). The movements of Nia Dance take inspiration from nine different movement arts, including healing arts like yoga, martial arts like tai-chi, and dance arts like jazz

This mixture of cycles and movements are all low-impact and highly adaptable which allows everybody to be able to participate in Nia Dance and take important care of their health. Being accessible to anyone also allows you to participate with a diverse range of people and meet types of individuals you may never have had the right environment of meeting under.

Some commonly reported benefits of Nia Dance include, but are not limited to, improved circulation, weight loss, increased muscle strength and toning, pain relief, higher levels of mobility and flexibility, better sensory awareness, calmer moods, higher productivity, a happier attitude, heightened spiritual connection and improved organ and cognitive function.

Focus On The Health Of Your Mind and Body at Dance NZ

Dance NZ, based online and in the Waikato region (Hamilton and Raglan), is a Nia Dance studio that offers five uniquely designed classes to anybody interested in participating. There are different classes provided each week, some for people seeking bodily healing (Nia Dance Move to Heal), individual’s who are beginners to dance or want softer movements (Gentle Nia), those who are seasoned dancers (Classic Nia), and an exclusive class for those with Parkinson’s which is also open to their caregivers (Nia for Parkinson’s Freedom Dance).

With so many options for Nia Dance classes, you can take care of your health while also accommodating other needs or goals you may have. Currently, Dance NZ is hosting their outdoor spring series for the next 4 weeks (including this week) which is a class organised outside in the gorgeous sun. This series will be going from the 9th of November to the 7th of December. If you can’t participate in person, like all classes available at Dance NZ, you can take part through Zoom and be able to watch the physical class perform right next to the beautiful Waikato river.

If you’re a first time member at Dance NZ, there’s another special deal available just for you! You can get the first three classes of your choice for only $15. These classes can be in-person or online so you can make the deal work perfectly for you and your needs! There’s also a points system available on Dance NZ in which dancers can be rewarded with points for regular attendance and booking classes, and points can be used for discounts on classes! 24-hour Dance NZ class replays are also available on the website.

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Focus on your health and take care of your body with Nia Dance at Dance NZ! Keeping your body healthy and looked after will not only change how you feel physically but also how you feel mentally. Boosting the health of your mind can result in a happier lifestyle and attitude, so give Nia Dance a go and feel the difference!

Do you have a query? You can CONTACT Dance NZ and expect a response as soon as possible.

Kind regards, Belinda.

Brown Belt in the Nia Technique. A Certified Parkinson Dance Teacher.

Dance NZ Nia Dance Classes Weekly: In-Person and Online HYBRID-Style Classes 

To participate and have access to reserving HYBRID-style classes and in-person sessions, you must first be signed up as Dance NZ free member here

• Nia Dance Move to Heal: Participate in this class here. Time and dates: 11:15 a.m on Tuesdays. Venue address: Saint Aidan’s Hall (the intersection of Thames Street & Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton).

• Classic Nia: Participate in this class here. Time and dates: 5:30 p.m on Tuesdays. Venue address: Waikato Sports Fishing Club (detailed location: Grantham Street in Hamilton).

• Gentle Nia: Participate in this class here. Time and dates: 9:30 a.m on Wednesday. Venue address: Raglan Town Hall (detailed location: 41 Bow Street, Raglan). 

• Classic Nia: Participate in this class here. Time and dates: 9:30 a.m on Friday. Venue address: Saint John’s Hall (detailed location: 20 Wellington Street, Hamilton).

• Nia for Parkinson’s Freedom Dance: Participate in this class here. Time and dates: 12:00 p.m on a Friday. Venue address: Saint John’s Hall (specific address: 20 Wellington Street, Hamilton). 

24-hour replays with Belinda Goodwin, as well as Nia HYBRID-style class sessions, can be purchased and booked here from the Dance NZ website.

HYBRID-style classes and 24-hour replays, including extra information and bookings, are available and accessible here.

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