Dancing is the physical movement of the body in response to rhythm and/or music. Dancing gradually evolved, along with the development of music, from its early use in magic and other sacred rituals, to an activity with many social and entertainment applications. Dancing was prominent in ancient Greek and Roman cultures, where special dances were associated with war, religion, and community celebrations. The ancient Greeks also elevated dance to a performance art, along with theatre and music.
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. 2p.