Historie of Rad with Dance

Here are the 7 benefits of dancing

Dance can improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of older people in several wonderful ways:

1. Strengthen the heart

Seniors who danced regularly were 46% less likely to die from heart disease than those who rarely or never danced , according to a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

2. Improve strength, flexibility and agility

According to a study in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, dance is a versatile physical activity that allows seniors to significantly improve their aerobic capacity, lower body muscular endurance, balance, agility and gait .

3. Preserve vigilance

Dancing regularly can help maintain or improve cognition in healthy older people , according to a study published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement. Multisensory stimulation, social interactions and learning movement sequences promote healthy brain .

4. Prevent falls

Dance-based activities, such as folk dances, ballroom dances and tai chi, reduce falls by 31% and the risk of falls by 37% among seniors , according to a 2020 study conducted by the journal JAMA Network Open. Dance exercises aimed at improving balance allow people to react more quickly to avoid a fall when they lose control while walking .

5. Get rid of the blues

Aerobic dance, ballroom dance, social dance, tango, and dance and movement therapy have been shown to improve mood and reduce depression in both elderly people, according to a study from the Therapeutic Recreation Journal. in residence than those alone at home .

6. Create bonds and maintain a social life

Square dancing has found new life online during the pandemic: Clubs have started hosting virtual square dancing sessions on Zoom, where couples or solo dancers can chat and dance with other people *, says the ‘University of Calgary. Explore the different styles of dance lessons available online for seniors, from ballroom dancing and ballet, to salsa, line dancing and “jazz exercises”.

7. Relieve chronic pain

The dance-based treatment resulted in a significant reduction in pain in people with fibromyalgia *, according to a study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Seniors with arthritis had less knee and hip pain and could walk faster after taking regular 45-minute therapeutic dance classes *, according to Geriatric Nursing.

Type of Dances

Dance has been a part of human culture since the very earliest communities and civilisations, with recorded evidence of dancing being found dating back to 30,000 years ago.

Since then, different dances have changed, merged and evolved into what we know today as the most well-known dance genres.


Ballet dance developed during the Italian Renaissance, before evolving in France and Russia into a concert dance meant for public performance. This is in the form of a ballet, in which the dance is choreographed with classical music.

Ballet productions vary between using elaborate costumes and staging and using minimal costuming and bare staging.

Ballet is now a widespread, highly technical form of dance with many subgenres including classic, romantic, neoclassical and contemporary.


Hip-hop dancing refers to a range of street dances that developed in relation to hip hop music and culture. Hip-hop dancing dates back to the early 1970s in New York and California, evolving out of Funk and the development of break beat.

Main styles of hip-hop dancing include Breaking, Locking and Popping, with derivative styles emerging out of these including Memphis Jookin’, Turfing, Jerkin’ and Krumping. These were often popularised and made mainstream after being featured in music videos of the time.

Modern Dance

Considered as being a broad genre of dance, modern dance primarily arose from western countries such as the USA and Germany during the late 1900s. While most forms of dance are structured and feature set steps, the purpose of modern dance is to rely on the dancer’s interpretation of the music and feeling to guide movements.

Modern dance was initially born out of dislike for the limitations of traditional dances such as ballet, which often oppressed dancers with rigid rules and techniques.

Ballroom or Rumba

Ballroom dance is a type of partner dance originating at the end of the sixteenth century in France. Commonly used as shorthand for any partner dance, ballroom has today evolved into two main subgenres – standard/smooth and Latin/rhythm.

Dances within these categories include the waltz, tango and foxtrot, and pasodoble, bolero and samba.

Ballroom is a popular form of competitive dance, or dancesport, with competitions being held all over the world.

Our Dance Activities

Dance is always a source of joy for those who love it. In 2023, Rad Music International  conducted numerous dance lessons, culminating in a diverse and beautiful performance featuring various dance styles. Participants thoroughly enjoyed the experience of learning and performing African Dance, Greek, Somali, contemporary, and other forms of dance.

We aspire to enhance our dance classes by innovating and providing a better space dedicated to dance. This will enable us to offer instruction in different categories of dance and create a more enriching experience for our participants.

Dance Class

As we all know, Rad started with dance activities. Today, we are happy to see the same energy with different cultural dances running every single day in our space. Let’s dance to build trust within ourselves! Dance is healing for many people and a good way to connect with yourself. There are many different kinds of dance, and by reading about the 7 important aspects of dance, you can understand why people dance.

In our Rad space, we offer dance classes. We have received people who didn’t even know how to move their bodies, but after some sessions, they became the best dancers. This has made them become deeply attached to Rad space. We offer classes:  Greek dance, Traditional African Dance, modern dance, Hip-hop dance, and Afghan dance.

Dance Class

In our space, we have had many students coming to dance. We offer different classes, accommodating both short-term and long-term students. Dance remains our main activity at the Rad center. We still need more teachers to come and help us support our dance activities.

We will continue to uphold our dance activities because they have been a part of Rad’s history since the beginning. Dance is love, dance is medicine. (2)

Let’s Dance