Dance is performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement.
This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture.
I.e, every form of dance symbolizes something and it varies within cultures.
Michael and Jowita who contested and were awarded the best dancers in the world 2020 said and i quote.
“The best dancers are not those who dance to impress the audience, the best dancers are those who feels the music, attach their emotions and make it real”.
Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements or by its historical period or place of origin.
It has been tested and proven that dance is a therapy especially for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (A pervasive neurological disorder that is observable in early childhood and persist through out lifespan, characterised by a typical communication, language development, eye contact and sensory experiences.
Dance movement therapy uses bodily sensations to stimulate and reestablish the mind-body connection, which in turn helps to return to harmony.
Some universities offer Bachelor of Arts and higher academic degrees in Dance.
Most recently, dance and movement therapy has been integrated in some schools into math lessons for students with learning disabilities, emotional/behavioural disabilities and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
~ Nelly Jonas