01/04/2012 02:48 pm ET Updated Mar 05, 2012

Dancing With Regular People: Boomers Love Ballroom

Want to cut down on stress? Need to lose weight? Could use a little cheer and a firm touch as you enter the last decades of your life? Try ballroom dancing.

"It's a great cardiopulmonary activity," dance teacher June Rawls says with the zeal of a missionary, "and it's also a good way to socialize. The physical is very important, but so is the mental, and when you come here for an hour, you leave the world behind."

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