Quality of Life

Dance Promotes Emotional Wellbeing

“Dancing can be magical and transforming. It can breathe new life into a tired soul; make a spirit soar; unleash locked-away creativity; unite generations and cultures; inspire new romances or rekindle old ones; trigger long-forgotten memories; and turn sadness into joy, if only during the dance.”

“Let’s Dance to Health,” AARP

“Dance, perhaps especially dance with a partner, including ballroom dancing and many forms of traditional folk dance, is a social experience with the mental-health benefits that can come from social involvement and avoiding social isolation.”

“Shall We Dance Report” by the Center for Policy on Aging

Dance Promotes Emotional Wellbeing

“acting in synchrony with others can increase cooperation by strengthening social attachment among group members.” (Note: Activities include dancing, singing, or maching.)

“Scott S. Wiltermuth and Chip Heath, Synchrony and Cooperation,” Psychological Science, January 2009, vol. 20 no. 1 1-5