Brain Science Shows Another Reason Why I Teach Dance!

I recently blogged about a science experiment that explained why teaching dance is so important to me.  It was about our

natural proclivity towards being of service to others.  I’ve always been fascinated by the science of the brain and I use that science in the way that I work with my students.

Today is my birthday and I’ll be spending it, where else?  Dressed to the nines, dancing to a fabulous Swing Band (The Klipptones) in a beautiful venue (The Terrace Room at the Lake Merritt Hotel)  surrounded by good friends, favorite dance partners, and good food.  What could be better?

When I saw this wonderful little video on brain science’s explanation of happiness, it again reinforced why teaching dance makes me happy.  Yep, our brains are wired to feel joy when others feel joy.  Dance is the embodiment of joy.  Bringing dance to people who otherwise would not be able to experience it brings me joy.  There you have it.  Enjoy!


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by LaurieAnn Lepoff

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