I just read an article in National Geographic online entitled Shall We Dance. In it there are several references to what dance does for one's psyche. This passage is a quintessential expression of the spirit of dance.
"Dance, like the rhythm of a beating heart, is life. It is, also, the space between heartbeats. It is, said choreographer Alwin Nikolais, what happens between here and there, between the time you start and the time you stop. "It is," says Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, "as close to God as you are going to get without words."
To dance is human. To dance is divine."
May we all experience this joy!