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Why Dance?
Why Dance? is an evidence based publication and web archive that serves as a tool to advocate for dance


Dance is integral to contemporary culture. It unites the physical, emotional and intellectual to inspire and challenge. It brings together cultures and people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Dance promotes learning, health and economic vibrancy. It builds confidence, discipline and social skills. It is good for our physical, mental and emotional health. It animates places, spaces and generates employment. More people are watching dance on television, film and in theatres. More people of all ages are dancing. Dance is the most popular physical activity after football for young people. It is the fastest growing art form.


Download the Why Dance? publication below.

Why Dance? is available in printed booklet format. To order your free copies email Rowena Price or call 01273 645269.

Do you have evidence that demonstrates the success of dance? If so, we want to hear from you. Please contact Rowena Price to submit your report / story / images to the Why Dance? archive.*

*Online publication of submitted reports, stories and images are at the discretion of South East Dance.

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