Santa Monica, CAUSA
Hometown: Santa Monica
May 28, 2012
Lovely Bri helped get a study done by "Dr. Love," a researcher on oxytocin, to find out what happens to dancers. The scientific study showed: oxytocin, the nerwropeptide & hormone assoc. with trust & social bonding, increased by 6%, more in men than in women; testosterone up by an average of 18%, and acth, a precursor hormone, increased by 51%. Dancing is energetic.
My friend, Genie, from HI, kept insisting that I needed to be doing Contra. She was right. It took a couple of years after hearing about it before I finally drove the 1.5 miles to the Brentwood dance, then I was hooked. Where else would I exercise aerobically for a few hours, smile the whole time, and sweat profusely without groaning?
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Contra dancing became a part of my life in 2007. Many dance-weekends later, I'm still dancing, and loving this community of wonderful people.
It is wonderful. More male dancers in our community would make it even more wonderful.