Dance & Culture
Dance is an act borne from culture. It is a succession of rhythmic movements performed to music for recreation or as a form of social interaction. Culture, in this context, is the conventional conduct of a community, that is, the system comprising the accepted norms and values of a society. Hence, certain dances are conventional to particular societies.
Dance is an expression, a kind of ocial interaction, and language. Different cultures have different meanings attached to the art of dance. Sometimes, it is even used as a form of exercise. This is because it has a refreshing effect and works as cardio exercise; it helps to regulate heart rate which in turn, keeps the activity of blood flow going. In very many ways, dance is a healthy physical activity.