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Why Does Dancing Make You Joyful?

Humans have been dancing since the dawn of time, but there has been a surge in popularity in recent years, particularly among elderly men and women. While we can feel the power of moving and grooving while doing so, there are a lot of reasons why dancing makes us joyful.

We've all seen a newborn gleefully dancing to a happy music. But have you ever thought about how the baby learned to dance? The little one can't speak, and its parents have never taught them how to dance, yet this infant understands exactly what to do. This is because dancing is our natural instinct, it allows us to express our emotions and the ability to communicate. There's a lot more to why dancing brings you joy than you might think.

1. Has a positive impact on our mental health

Dance is therapeutic as well as natural. We all do it without even noticing it, from toe tappers to head bobbers. Our bodies create endorphins to relieve pain when we dance. Endorphins are the most effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and stress.

2. Awe-inspiring interactivity with others 

Loneliness kills more people than fat. Other recent research on social isolation have emphasized the devastating effects of loneliness on human health. So much so that governments all around the world are urging us to be on the lookout for indicators of isolation, particularly among the elderly. Dance has a social component that is almost as vital as the physical aspect. Dance classes are one of the most effective methods to get involved in the community and meet new people, which can have a positive impact on your mental health.

3. Extremely relaxing

It's not just about high-intensity moves set to high-intensity beats. Instead of spinning around like a New York breakdancer, dance can be peaceful and calming, causing you to swing as gently as a tree in a breeze. For instance, soft movements in wheelchairs can improve persons with limited mobility's mental and physical well-being. There are numerous forms to choose from.

4. Increases self-esteem

We all need a little push now and then to get out and exercise or socialize. Combining the two can be difficult. Don't let negative inner voices keep you from experiencing the joy of dance: accept it and revel in it. Once you've overcome your inhibitions for the first few minutes, you'll be laughing and burning calories in the most natural way conceivable. 

5. Encourages creative thinking

Dance is a means of expressing oneself. Throughout history, men and women from various tribes and societies have used dance to represent their beliefs and ideals. This creativity can assist us in expressing our own sentiments, which can have a positive impact on our general well-being.


Dance lessons are beneficial not just to the body but also to the spirit. Dancing is a terrific pastime for students of all ages and backgrounds along with its many rewards. Come join Access to Motion Dance Company to explore and spread joy!

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