The Pleasure of Dance
There are a lot of reasons why we dance, but is there a reason why we enjoy it?
Why Is Dance Pleasurable to Us?
Dance can help you get fitter, make you feel happier and more relaxed, it’s an outlet for many of us and just a fun way to pass the time for others. But the truth is those benefits can be obtained via many other activities, not just dance. There must be a reason why we choose it, though. What is it that makes it so appealing to us? Why do we love it?
From a scientific standpoint, dance stimulates certain parts of our brain that makes us feel pleasure when we do it. Although research hasn’t actually been able to conclude what the real reason is, there are some speculations on this topic.
For example, there’s evidence that tells us that sensory experiences are motor experiences, too. This causes speculators to say that some reward-related areas of our brain are in tune with motor areas. So when we listen to a song and start tapping our foot against the floor, we start feeling rewarded, which translates to why we enjoy dance so much.
From a psychological point of view, we get pleasure out of dance because it allows us to express ourselves in times when there are no words that can communicate how we feel. Some say dance serves as a translator for our heart, which can be a somewhat accurate description. Dancing can make you feel enormous amounts of joy, possibly because it helps endorphins kick in, which is a feeling that’s continuously sought after.
A Community That Shares Dance
At Bella Diva Dance, we understand the pleasure of dance, and we are happy to be able to share the magic of movement with you, along with the authenticity of various cultures from around the world. If you love to dance, this is the place for you. We offer a wide variety of dance classes in Denver that we know you’ll love. Give us a call and start dancing today!