Physical and Mental Benefits of Dance


Senior dance major Nickolas Martinez

Dom Latina, Reporter

The Accolades staff interviewed dance majors on the physical and emotional effects of dance. We asked them to go more in-depth about how their major benefits their lives overall. The main benefits of dance brought up include their physical and mental body being healthier and their self-confidence being increased. 

Senior dance major Nickolas Martinez said, ¨I’m most proud of what I’ve achieved with my body. Probably because I used to be pretty big. And when I started dancing more often I lost weight and I felt more confident with myself.¨ Dance has brought Martinez a stronger, more capable body that he is very proud of. His words really show the physical benefits of dance.

Sophomore dance major Aria Anthony said, ¨It helps with my work ethic and how I’m persistent and I don´t give up on anything. Because you kind of have to work hard at everything you do until you get it in dance.¨ Anthony´s words indicate that dance can be a way to strengthen oneself mentally. 

Anthony and Martinez’s well-being has been greatly affected by their art. Dance as a major can lead to physical and mental growth that helps students with their day-to-day lives.