Dance:  /dans/

To move rhythmically to music, typically following a sequence of steps.

Dancing, arguably the most popular way to express feeling since music was first introduced to the world. We dance to show our joy, our pain, and our triumphs. We dance to move our bodies in ways we may not ordinarily do so. We dance to create art using our bodies. Have you ever noticed how dancing comes naturally? When a song comes on the radio we often feel compelled to “bust a move”. Even babies dance in response to music before they can utter their first words. Dance is a part of human existence, our bodies respond to tempo and rhythm almost automatically.

 One of the most important pieces of dancing is the physical aspect. Not only will your body thank you, but your mind as well. It has been proven that dancing in a social setting releases endorphins- a chemical in the brain that reduces stress and pain. Dancing has also been proven to improve memory and cognitive brain functions. Being capable of repeating a sequence of dance steps requires a high level of concentration that can be used in other aspects of life.  Now get up up on the dance floor!