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National Dance Day: September 17, 2022

Press Release Number CB22-SFS.128

“Do you think you can dance? If you are not sure, why not give it a try? Dancing is an exciting and social way to work out your body. From ballroom to salsa, dancing works your heart and helps build strong bones and muscles. Because dancing is so much fun, you may forget you are exercising.

Dancing couple

Health Benefits of Dance                   

Dancing combines the benefits of aerobic plus weight-bearing exercise. When you dance, you get many physical and mental health benefits, including:

  • Better heart health
  • Stronger muscles
  • Better balance and coordination
  • Stronger bones
  • Lower risk of dementia
  • Improved memory
  • Reduced stress
  • More energy
  • Improved mood"


Key Stats

Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.

Note: The table above is cropped to show the section that contains dancers and choreographers. Click on the image for more than 560 rows of detailed occupations.

More Stats

Note: The table above is modified to sort by employment size of establishments in the United States. Click the image for the full table.

Source: 2017 Economic Census

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