They say that one of the keys to sticking with an exercise routine is to find something that not only helps you remain healthy and get into shape, but also something that you enjoy. Some people like heading to the gym after a day of work and hitting the treadmill with some music but others need something a little more exciting. Those people, or really anyone looking for a fun hobby that allows you to stay active, should think about learning to dance.
Most of the classes that dominate dance studios are for young people ranging from the time that they learn to walk to when they go off to college or start working fulltime. There seems to be a belief out there that while taking ballet or tap might be worthy of a kid's time that it's less so when you're working or teaching your own school classes. But, you will find that larger studios generally offer a variety of adult classes for those of all levels.
Another thought that can keep people from singing up for dance is that they feel they would be embarrassed trying to learn all of the new moves in their class in front of other people. But, you should remember that most of the people coming out, who are entering these classes are just doing it for fun and will not be judging anyone else who is doing their best in the class. Dancing is something that you will see improvement in quite quickly and you might even surprise yourself with how much you learn.
Some of the people that enjoy taking dance classes the most as an adult are those who did it as a kid and stopped over the years for one reason or another. If before you became a doctor or a photographer, than you can likely find a more advanced class for adults at one of the larger studios in ballet or tap. You might also be able to find some less standard classes like Irish or belly dancing.
Learning to dance can also be something that you and your significant other can do together. Many couples decide to take a few dance classes while they are picking out food and booking the limo for their wedding so that they can look good for their first dance. But this is something that you might both enjoy as a weekly activity together.