Dance and Social Interaction: Exploring the Role of Dance Art in Social Transformation


  • Shuting Wu



Dance Art, Social Transformation, Social Interaction, Cultural Exchange, Dance Education


This article explores the significant role of dance art in social transformation, with a particular focus on its function in social interaction and communication. Initially, the article examines the historical perspective of how dance reflects and impacts social dynamics, analyzing the evolution of various dance styles and their societal influence. It then delves into dance as a medium of communication, highlighting its role in community building, cultural exchange, and cross-cultural understanding. The article pays special attention to the use of dance in social advocacy, exploring how dance raises public awareness about critical social issues. Furthermore, it investigates the psychological and sociological impacts of dance, including its role in emotional expression, identity formation, and group cohesion. The role of dance education in social development is also explored, emphasizing its value in fostering social skills and holistic development. Finally, the article discusses the challenges and opportunities faced by contemporary dance, as well as its potential in social innovation and technological integration. The article aims to underscore the enduring power of dance as a social art form and its unique position in driving social interaction and change.


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How to Cite

Wu, S. (2023). Dance and Social Interaction: Exploring the Role of Dance Art in Social Transformation. Highlights in Art and Design, 4(3), 96-99.