Vol. 8 No. 1 (2022): Special issue: DANCE, HEALTH, AND WELLBEING
This special issue highlights some of the ways that dance can enhance different aspects of health and wellbeing. During the last decades, there has been increasing interest in the roles that dance and dancing can play in reducing somatic and psychological health issues, strengthening well-being, and developing positive lifestyle habits. Therapeutic methods (e.g., dance movement therapy), branches (e.g., health dance), and different dance interventions explore the potentials of using dance therapeutically, socially, pedagogically, and in health care contexts. In the call for this special issue, we encouraged research and ideas that highlight how dancing to strengthen health can provide opportunities that challenge traditional ways of thinking and how we can successfully continue to operate as health workers and dance practitioners, educators, and researchers.