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What do baskets, belts and butterflies have in common? They are all terms used in dancing to describe different holds and techniques. You can probably guess that it’s National Dance Day!
The history of dance doesn’t have a definable start. It has been around since before human civilizations and part of rituals, ceremonies, entertainment, and celebrations. There are so many types of dances throughout the world. According to a History of Social Dance in America, dancing was priceless in the sense that it was a means for an individual to share with others his or her thoughts and desires through body language without saying a word.
Dancing has been around for a long time and has evolved throughout time.
Dancing is great exercise and can reduce stress, improve energy, strength, coordination and muscle tone. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, dancing can also decrease your blood pressure, help maintain or lose weight, lower the risk of heart disease, and strengthen your hip and leg bones.
If you want to learn how to dance or learn a new dance you can always go to a class, or if you’re short on time you can learn online.
So whether it’s for health reasons or just for fun, let’s celebrate National Dance Day by kicking up those heels!