If you simply can’t resist moving your body to the beat, you’re not the only one! Humans have felt the need to dance since the beginning of time. Why is that? The answer is simple, yet goes deep beyond the surface. At Electro Threads, we want to help you feel and exude positive vibes, and dancing is a key part of that. How can you dance to some great music without smiling or feeling good about life? Learn more about where dance came from and why it’s important in your life.
Dancing has been around as long as humans have, but what is the purpose? According to the Public Library of Science’s genetics journal in 2006, a study suggests that the ability to dance among our prehistoric ancestors was linked to their ability to survive. Even the earliest people on the earth used dance as a means of communication and bonding. Many scientists believe that those with more rhythmic ability may have had an evolutionary advantage.
Even today, those who dance have a higher level of serotonin, which is known to boost your mood. Other dance benefits include improved strength and flexibility, the chance to form new relationships, and a way to reduce stress.
One of the basic human needs is the need to be accepted by other humans. Dancing helps bring people together and unite under a common goal—to have a great time!
If you ever question whether dance is important in today’s world, just look at popular culture. Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and other similar shows have been going on for years and never seem to lose popularity. There are countless classic movies centered on dance.
The highlights of high school are prom and homecoming, and youth dance classes are more popular than ever. There is dancing at weddings, work parties, and even family barbecues.
What do all these events have in common? Family, friends, and complete strangers come together and socialize through the incredible art of dance. You can dance in a crowd of people you barely know, yet feel completely comfortable knowing you are all expressing yourself and having the time of your life. Even if you feel like you have two left feet, dancing anyway is a way to build your confidence in a safe environment.
Whether you are a practiced dancer, enjoy learning new styles, or are simply open to music sweeping you off your feet at a moment’s notice, there are many reasons that you personally might choose to dance. If you try to nail down the reasons you choose to dance, this can help you give off more positive vibes and help you feel that your choices have more of a purpose and impact in your life.
While dancing seems like a trivial activity at times, an activity that defines who you are as a person should never be considered trivial. Maybe you have always loved dancing because it’s a way to express yourself when you can’t find the words. Maybe it’s a way to cheer up a friend who’s had a hard day. It could be your favorite hobby and you’ve been taking classes since you were a kid.
Whatever your reason for choosing to dance, how you dance, and where you dance are unique to each individual even though we all have a need to dance. Knowing the reasons you express yourself in a certain way will help you move the positivity from your own self to everyone you encounter.
No matter your age or background, you can use dance to spread positive vibes and become happier yourself. Even babies can move to a beat when they’re as young as 5 months old!
There’s no excuse—give into this primal need and start dancing! You’ll feel the positivity and spread it to everyone around you.
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