I found this interesting little article written by Dr. Peter Lovatt on the Psychology Today website:
Dr. Lovatt asks the question “Why do you dance?” and reflects on the many different types of answers he receives. The responses provoked by a question like that vary widely but all seem to reflect an emotional state or, often, a compulsion from the music – a sort of transcending connection. That connection may be experienced alone or as a shared experience between dancers. Dr. Lovatt quotes one of his responders as saying,
“I love the additional sense of connection to the music that I get from dancing close with another person. There’s a real sense of being able to hear the music the way that other person hears it – and to share how I hear the music with them.”
Some people dance alone.
Some people dance with a partner.
We all dance for different reasons, but mostly, the music.
If you dance, why do you dance?