Born To Dance


Humans are born to dance. Dancing can change the way we feel and think, boost our self-esteem, help us problem solve and even relieve symptoms of neuro-degenerative disorders. Drawing on sources from psychology, anthropology and his own extensive scientific research, dance psychologist and former professional dancer, Dr Peter Lovatt explains how even the most uncoordinated person can use combinations of movement to improve their mood, feel energised, think creatively and ultimately transform their lives. With a cha cha here and a wiggle there, Dr Lovatt shares with us the reasons why dance is such a powerful tool for our brains and our bodies, and he presents a unique set of steps, combos and dance routines to help us dance ourselves happy.

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“Peter has brilliantly put into words what I have felt my whole dancing life: that the power of dance can liberate and change all our lives.” Darcey BussellHumans are born to dance. And in today’s sedentary world, we would all benefit from doing more of it. Science shows that just ten minutes of dancing provides a thorough work out for the body and brain, raising the heartbeat to cause a release of feel-good endorphins, connecting us to our emotions and reducing our stress levels. Dancing quite simply makes us feel more alive.Dr Peter Lovatt, a former professional dancer turned dance psychologist, has spent the past two decades studying why we dance and what it does for us, and is on a personal mission to make dancing as natural an activity in our daily lives as walking or drinking coffee.Filled with fascinating case studies from his research as well as great stories from dance history, The Dance Cure will inspire even those who think they “can’t dance” to turn the music on, get up on the floor and dance themselves happy.

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Weight 0.22 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 1.8 cm






207 , 8 unnumbered of plates




792.8019 (edition:23)


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