Diverse people have different interpretations of dance. Some people use it as a form of expression, while others use it as a form of therapy and exercise to keep themselves mentally and physically fit. Whether a trained or inexperienced dancers, people tend to find a way to enjoy themselves by dancing. Most individuals enjoy dancing to decompress, whether it’s behind closed doors or out in the open. People travel from all over the world to attend events and activities.
Every year on April 29th, International Dance Day is observed to honor this magnificent art form. The International Dance Council originally announced it in 1982.
The goal of International Dance Day is to promote involvement and educate people all around the world about various dance forms, including tap, belly dance, ballet, and popular Indian forms like Bharatnatyam and Kathakali.
Bharatanatyam is a Hindu dance form that began in Tamil Nadu and was developed by temple performers. It’s one of India’s most well-known traditional art forms, and it’s now regularly displayed both domestically and internationally.
In the 17th century, Kerala gave birth to Kathakali (literally “story drama”). Most Kathakali plays are based on stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
This day is also observed to promote the message of dance’s advantages.
The following are some of the advantages of dancing:
Dance is a great way to exercise and improve memory. Dancing on a daily basis can help to boost memory and cognitive abilities.
Good for heart health: When compared to other forms of exercise such as treadmill jogging, walking, and bicycling, dancing was substantially better for heart health.
Helps to de-stress: People dance to relieve stress by moving their bodies to the beats of music during these trying times. Dancing helps to alleviate depression symptoms.
It’s a type of exercise: an hour of dancing a day will keep you in excellent shape. It will also increase adaptability. Dancing is one of the simplest ways to lose weight.