Dance is good because it expresses human nature – it’s not just fun, although it is certainly fun. It’s not just exercise, either.
At its best, dance is an extension and expression of who we are as human beings in ways that can allow us to share emotions that increase our sense of community and connection. This is why, in good times and bad, in times of war, slavery, fleeing homelands and during pandemics, kids still bounce, leap and spin.
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Bresnahan, Aili W., "A Philosopher Explains Why Dance Can Help Pandemic-Proof Your Kids" (2020). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 185.