Benefits of Dancing: Diminish Depression


“The social aspects of dance help to overcome feelings of social isolation and depression.”

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


“In a study published in the journal Music and Medicine, academics in Australia have shown that dancing the tango has significant health benefits for people experiencing mood disorders. The authors wrote: ‘Participants showed significant reductions in depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia. Satisfaction with life and self-efficacy were significantly increased.'”

“Feeling blue? Then try the tango: Scientists claim the dance helps rid depression, anxiety and stress” on Daily Mail Online


“In conclusion, DMT (Dance Movement Therapy) may be effective in beneficially modulating concentrations of serotonin and dopamine, and in improving psychological distress in adolescents with mild depression.”

Young-Ja Jeongi, Sung-chan Hong, Myeong Soo Lee, Min-Cheol Park, Yong-Kyu Kim and Chae-Moon Suh, International Journal of Neuroscience 2005, Vol. 115, No. 12 , Pages 1711-1720


“Dancing is one of the ways which can really brighten people’s monotonous lives. It can really benefit people in their health, emotional and mental levels.”

“Health Benefit of Dance” at


“Dance benefits the body and the mind… Dance promotes emotional wellbeing of older people and combats isolation”

“Shall We Dance Report” Center for Policy on Aging (U.K.)

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