DANCE - Relationship Between Motion & Emotion

Updated: Oct 28, 2020

Dance is the use of creative movement in a therapeutic alliance. It uses the relationship between motion and emotion as a vehicle through which an individual can engage in personal integration towards a clearer definition.

During the last few years, along with the other art therapies, has consolidated as a separate and valid therapy in health, education, voluntary and social services. Dance provides a clear and balanced picture of representative work in the above fields, from its use with the mentally ill, learning disabled, delinquent, and emotionally disturbed, through to high-functioning adults.

Dance as an Anti-Aging Therapy

According to the US Census Bureau, the current population is 331 million out of which an unprecedented 16% (52 Million) are 65 years or older. By 2060 this group has been projected to increase by 69% (94 Million). This shift in age structure will impact the country’s economic and social trajectory and enforce government resource allocation and policies. The average life expectancy of American Male and females is 78 and 81 respectively and there are more centenarians than ever. With this aging population, 1 in 5 will be affected by neuro degenerative diseases. The word “Neuro” means the “Brain” and “degenerative” means “dying”.

How are we going to stay healthy, walk independently, and think clearly??

Several studies have been done on different physical activities like golfing, swimming, running, etc but DANCE has a significant effect of reversing the signs of aging if practiced consistently

In a quest for factors that facilitate successful aging, dance promotes brain functions including cardiovascular physical activity, cognitive training (memorize new dance steps), social and emotional interactions.

Several others have done research with a group of elders and found that dance promotes sensorimotor and cognitive functions.

Bored with life? Let's dance……unleash your creativity, align your emotions, and empower your health.

The most popular social dance forms are Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Swing, Rumba, etc. And social dances are intended for participation rather than performance and are practiced with ease.

You can learn more at " Fountain of Youth - Dance" An ELOP workshop on Nov 21- 2020.

This workshop will teach you:

  • How to layout a Plan for Successful aging.

  • Learn the basics of the mind and body connection.

  • Learn to twist and turn

  • Get where you want to be in life.

Compiled by Edutourism team

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