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The Evolution and Benefits of Dancing

Updated on May 25, 2013

Dance! Dance! Dance...Like You Mean it!!!

You Gotta See This!

The above video is a must for all! If you remember doing these dances or watching these dances, you will get a good laugh. If you don't, and this is a first for you, you will still enjoy these moves.

Even Children Love to Dance!

Slow dance anyone?
Slow dance anyone? | Source

There are countless benefits of dancing...

With Reality TV already dipping into the Dance Crowd with So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars, it is no secret that many of us (even those whom find it hard to keep a beat), enjoy dancing. Dancing is not just for some, but for all, and I will explain why.

People of all ages regardless of health enjoy dancing, because there really isn’t any right or wrong way to move your body.

There are countless benefits of dancing which include, building strength, building self confidence, developing social communication skills, building endurance and finally improving mood, energy level and happiness.

If you ever notice a person dancing, they will have a smile on their face, why, because dancing is enjoyable.

It was not until the 1920’s when dancing really took flight. The Jitterbug and The Charleston were two of these attention grabbing choreographed dances, and both are still known and danced today.

We all love a good dance...


When you are having a bad day, take a little time to dance

Since the days of the Jitterbug, dance has changed and adapted to the time as well as the developing and passing trends. From Michael Jackson to Britney Spears and Fred Astaire to Justin Timberlake, our history and lives are filled with movement and dance. Some dances make us laugh, such as the Chicken Dance or Robot, some make us stop and awe with amazement like the Moonwalk but all dances regardless of the appeal makes us smile and forces us to move our bodies.

Needless to say, when you are having a bad day, take a little time to dance. Not only will you feel more focused and be building strength as well as endurance, you will be adding one of the ingredients that can improve upon your overall happiness. Let lose, get a workout routine while dancing around the kitchen or while vacuuming the house- you will be happier for it.

Why not? The boy can move!

Who is your choice for The Best Dancer Ever???

Who do you feel has the moves to make you groove?

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and of course the Pop Princess herself...

What Dance Do You Prefer?

What is your favorite Dance from the past?

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    • H.C Porter profile image

      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      marcoujor- lol... I love that Justin move... the great thing about dancing is you dont have to have a partner for it to be a benefit for you... so keep on grooving :) thanks for commenting and for stopping bu to review the hub :)

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Martie- lol... DANCING QUEEN :) I love to dance, preferably when no one is around though, but it is the greatest mood enhancer and exercise routine...thanks for stopping in and commenting :)

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Now you know I followed you from that SA Sista of mine...

      AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH.......puttin me some Justin back in this ole lady's car!! Thanks for reminding me what I was missing, girlfriend! OMG, he does "BRING SEXY BACK" like nobody else!

      And that initial video puts me down with laughter!

      Voted UP & FAB! I'm still dancing! Hugs, mar!

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Awesome! I agree all the way with you. I love dancing, I do it all the time in my house... Often music will simply force me to stand up and dance, but not only music... When I write I forget about time; 2-3 hours later I realize my legs are in rigor mortis... I have no choice but to get them alive again, and how else but dancing on the beat of music?

      Voted up and excellent and Videos as well :))

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Fay Paxton-thank you-thank you! so glad you enjoyed this one so much...thanks for the rate ups!

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Paradise7- I think you should :) thank you for stopping in and leaving some feedback...glad you liked the hub!

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      mrpopo-so true and a much needed dance move if you ask me...thanks for your comment :)

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      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

      Great hub, H.C. The video made my day.

      up/funny and awesome

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      Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

      Great hub, makes me want to go out and dance, NOW!

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      mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada

      Dancing and singing are great ways to lift your spirits :)

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Mckbirdbks-lol...thanks so much for the comment- I think my children unknowingly do some of these dances... love watching them!

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      mckbirdbks 6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      What a hopp’n, shak’n, mov’n piece. Full of twist’n fun.

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Barry Silver- LOL, thanks for the comment..made me laugh- I wanted to list a whole lot more, like the Fox Trot- The Hustle- The Lawn Mower- The Sprinkler....I could go on and on... but I decided to narrow it down, for space sake!

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      Barry Silver 6 years ago from Rockford to Chicago and back.

      I'm old. No Fox Trot or Waltz? Really. Two people actually touching can also be hot. Seriously though, nice piece (talking about the article).