I read an article on a report that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine from the Bronx Aging Study. It showed that dancing reduces a person's chance of developing dementia by 76%! Let me say that again 76%!
The biggest barrier to dancing is one's own mindset. "I can't dance." "I have two left feet." "I look like a dork." get over yourself and just dance. No equipment necessary, other than a radio or other source of music. You can waltz or rhumba with a partner, or you can dance all by your lonesome.
If you want to increase the level of dance to also benefit your heart, there are forms of dance exercise such a Zumba, or something like this:
Start simply, borrow a video from our collection:
Ballroom Dancing for Beginners. [DVD 793.33 BAL]
Booty Bounce. [DVD 613.715 BOO]
Chair Dancing around the World. [DVD 613.71 CHA]
Dance Workout for Dummies. [DVD 613.715 DAN]
Latin Sensation Dance Workout. [DVD 613.715 TUT]
Swing: Invitation to Dance. [DVD 793.33 SWI]
Zumba Fitness Complete Total-Body Transformation System. [DVD 613.715 ZUM]