Benefits of Dancing: Reduce Stress


“Throughout history and in contemporary times, people worldwide have danced to cope with the stresses of life. But how has dance helped people resist, reduce, and escape stress? What is it about dance that makes it a healing art? What insights can we gain from learning about others’ use of dance across cultures and eras? Dancing for Health addresses these questions and explains the cognitive, emotional and physical dimensions of dance in a spectrum of stress management approaches.”

Description of “Dancing for Health” by Judith Lynne Hanna at


“Scientists found that dancing combines many beneficial facets as we age including recreational benefits and creative thinking. Dancing holds clues to health benefits such as stress reduction, increased serotonin level, and a love of life.”

“Mental and Cognitive Benefits of Dancing Makes You Smarter,” Santa Monica Mirror Online

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