The study also reveals the effects of musical moments on human emotions. Moving each organ has a different effect on those who watch. While dancing, hand movement is different to that of legs.

Clips, where dancers raise legs up to 90 degrees, generates more emotions among watchers. The same like rounded dance movements, rather than edgy ones, made watchers happier. In simple words, dance has a deep connection with our feelings and sensation.

A to C rounded dance movements, contrasted with non-round movements D to F. Image from Christensen et al 2016


Christensen, J., Pollick, F., Lambrechts, A., & Gomila, A. (2016). “Affective responses to dance” Acta Psychologica, 168, 91-105 DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.03.008