“Dancer’s are the athletes of God,” Albert Einstein said. Dance has many structures to it; there is modern, ballet, contemporary, and tap just to name a few. Dancing should be recognized as a sport. Dancing has the same components as a sport does; dance improves memory, balance and coordination, and it provides a mental escape.
I started dancing at the young age of two years old. My parents tried to enroll me in many different activities. Such as soccer, play ball, judo, horseback riding, basketball, and more. Yet, there was nothing I loved more than being able to dance and prance through the studio, in my pink bodysuit, tights and shoes, during ballet class.I started as a Mini, then was moved up to junior level, then to intermediate. That’s when my parents starting asking me if this was for sure something I loved to do, because this was the level where the nights started getting later, and the costs increased. Of course, my answer was yes. My love for dance soon greatly grew, I started taking tap, jazz, and then started moving into taking more challenging styles, such as lyrical, and pointe. Dancing makes me happy when I am down, relieved when I am stressed, and I can honestly say that I have made friendships that I will cherish for the rest of my life through dance.
Over the last five years, the dance industry has grown annually by 2.9%. (IBIS World) With an increase in studios, classes and performances, one must question why dance is becoming popular once again despite the statistics of eating disorders and injuries. Regardless of possible injuries and eating disorders, studies have been taken proving the tremendous benefits associated with dancing. According to Ladock, the greatest benefits of dance are weight loss, muscle tone, posture, flexibility, balance, kinesthetic awareness and mood improving. While injuries are often
To begin with, dancing is an artistic and absolutely creative form of physical activity to express personal emotions to audience through the exciting and breathtaking performances based on standard vocabulary of movements. Ballet and street dance are still remained the most controversial dancing styles among the professional dancers. Though a proper performance of both dancing styles requires hard, strong and disciplined training, in fact they do have a major number of differences in other comparative
“Dance helps children mature physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively” (Standards for Dance in Early Childhood). Dancers have also been proven to be less likely to get a chronic dizziness and other illnesses, along with helping with all sorts of other things. Dance can help to maintain physical health, flexibility along with helping prevent getting certain diseases and helping diseases that someone does have. All in all, dance in general is beneficial to anyone who does
This paper explores my main question, “how does movement through dance affect the mental and emotional dimensions of wellness?” I will explore the many unknown benefits that come from dance as well as share expressions of my personal thoughts on the subject. I will also share my personal experiences as well as others’ experiences with dance. In the research portion of my paper, I will cite studies supporting both the mental and emotional benefits of dance. This paper will also explore the perspective of a professor of dance, as well as the lived experiences of actual dance students. My interview will support my paper as it reinforces the findings in literature. I will discuss my future plans on the subject of mental and emotional dance; stressing the need for individuals to dance as the benefits can be
Dance gives people an outlet to express themselves and is frequently known as a healing outlet for those dealing with personal struggles throughout their life. Whether happy or sad, people incorporate these emotions into the way that they dance. Despite, the form of expression it may be, a person is showing it through their performance. For instance, the Hindu dance which originates from India can be defined as the body, mind and soul connection. And it focuses completely on what each move expresses from each individual. In general, Dance can primarily be therapeutic and can purify the mind and body.
Contrary to the argument ad populum, dancers are determined, artists, performers, actors and actresses, dreamers, goal-reachers, and most importantly passionate. Without passion there is no soul, and without soul there can be no dance. Ruth Denis embodies an incredible view of dance when she says, “I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words”. The meaning behind a dance has to be found through the connection between the body and the music and once it is found it opens a beautiful and sometimes heartfelt experience that cannot be experienced the same way again. It is visible music to the eyes while pleasing both the heart and mind as well. The emotions felt when dancing are best drawn out by Albert Einstein when said, “We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams”. So, dance
The Table of Silence Project preformed on September 11, 2011made a clear stance on terrorism and peace on Josie Robertson Plaza at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The choreographer is Jacqulyn Buglisi joined by artistic collaborators Dance/NYC and The September Concert, the dancer are from Buglisi Dance Theater, The Julliard School, Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, The Ailey School, National Dance Institute, Ballet Hispanico, STEPS on Broadway, and Peridance Capezio Center.
Studies show that Ballroom Dance or any physical activities can help reduce diseases for example Parkinson's’, diabetes type 2, and cardiovascular diseases are only some sicknesses. Dance has been around for awhile now and is most recommended for therapy. Rafi Eldor was diagnosed with Parkinson and was told he only had 5 years to live. Rafi said, “ He began using ballroom dancing as a way of coping with the condition, and which has enabled him to slow down the onset of the condition and continue to live a normal life.” (Treating) He used this method and to this day of he is still very alive. Extracurricular activities is highly recommended because it helps reduce cholesterol levels, diabetes, and muscle pain. Oneselves body needs physical
Pediatricians, child development specialists and early educators all agree that dancing can be beneficial. Not only can it keep even the youngest children active, but dancing also benefits kid’s creativity as well as the development of their social and cognitive skills.
The first article I read was “Effect of Dancing on Subjective Experiences and Psychological State of Dancers” by Dagmar Hrusova. In the article, Hrusova explains that dance can help develop social skills and improve psychological health in addition to physical health, noting several other authors’ works on the subject. He shares the results of an experiment that was conducted with non-professional dancers of two different genres of dance; street and modern (ten of each) in his article. The purpose of this experiment was to establish the current emotional state and background of the participants before they started dancing and see if possible changes occurred due to the effects of dancing. The dancers were both male and female (six female and four male street dancers, ten female modern dancers) between the ages of 17 and 36, and the only requirement was that the participants of this study attend dance classes at least two times a week. The positive factors that were measured in this experiment were psychological well-being and activeness, and negative factors were anxious expectations, fears and sadness. Dancers were given a questionnaire as a pre-test and post-test before and after every class for a set period of time. The questionnaire consisted of 24 adjectives that described psychological experiences, feelings and emotional states that the dancers ranked on a scale of zero to four (zero meaning they never experienced the feeling at all and four meaning they experienced
Dancing is like all the resilience: emotional resilience, physical resilience, social resilience, and mental resilience. I say it is emotional resilience because while you are dancing you are expressing your feeling to people when they watch you dance. Also if you enjoy dancing then, it will also build your emotional resilience. Dancing gives a return on self-investment because it helps connect to your mind emotions and spirit. I also say that dancing is a physical resilience because they move with confidence because they are experiencing the music that they are dancing to. Also, dancing is a social resilience because you get to connect with people, be with people and just have fun with random people that you probably had never meet before.
Dance is a one of those actives anyone can participate in, no matter the age or experience level. When dancing at a wedding, taking a zumba class, standing at the ballet barre or dancing for a prestigious company around the world; the one thing these all have in common is that dance is making a person physically and mentally feel good. Dance is not only a physical experience, it is also a cognitive one. The social aspect of dance is was makes it exciting. It is one of the easiest ways to let go of some of the stress in your life. Dance is good for your body physically and can help keep you in shape, but it also serves another very important purpose. Dancing is one of the best ways to improve
First, dancing is one of my favorites hobbies. For centuries, dance manuals and other writings have lauded the health benefits of dancing, usually as physical exercise. We've