Aliyah Daniel - 2016 Essay

Dance is important for a plethora of reasons. For example, it is a form of personal expression. It’s a way to have fun. Also, you can exercise and feel good about yourself.

Dance is a form of personal expression. It’s not something that needs to be taught. You do it on your own. Nodding your head to the beat of music and tapping your foot to the beat are natural reactions to music. When you hear music, many people feel like moving.So, dance is personal. It’s unique to you!! We should dance to the beat of our own drum.

Also, dance is fun. Whether it be your favorite song or one you haven’t heard of before, dance is something you can share. Group and line dances are also fun as well like the “Macarena” and the “Cupid Shuffle.” You get to do these dances with friends and family. You can see the happiness on their faces. 

Dancing is a form of exercise. Today, obesity is at an all-time high. Burning calories and extra fat through dance is a great solution. Now, Zumba, aerobics and other dance styles are more common than ever. Dance helps you to maintain an active lifestyle. It keeps you moving.

Dance can help with social interactions and problem solving too. When you are learning a routine, all the dancers need to work together. You are dependent on one another. Dance helps you to develop friendships. These friendships can last a lifetime.

Dance is life.


Aliyah Daniel (age 14)
iDance Ministry
Barboursville, VA