Dance is a performing art that consists of selected sequences of human movement. The mind and body achieve many benefits from engagement in dance, including physical, cognitive, emotional and social outcomes. Dance can be therapeutic for people of all ages, including those with disabilities. For example, dance may offer children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder a strategy to self-regulate their attention needs or provide them with structure and a calm environment to focus their attention. For children with autistic spectrum disorders, therapists may try to understand the child's movements as part of their language and understand the expressions and emotions a child may convey.
Dance has many therapeutic benefits and is a meaningful occupation for many people. Perhaps dance therapy is something you may like to try with an occupational therapist!