How the dance floor can change your life
Rave culture is undoubtedly transformative for many. If you ever find yourself having to explain dancefloor culture to people who don’t get it, explaining it in these terms might help them to stop seeing it as a taboo.
Whether it’s a peak experience that inspired a new perspective or meeting your best friend, many of you will know that the party lifestyle really can change lives for the better…
NEW FRIENDS & COMMUNITY
The dance floor is often an eclectic mix of ravers from all walks of life. Being able to connect with a diverse community helps to broaden your perspective and give you a solid support network rooted in human connection, good times and good energy.
ACCEPTANCE & IDENTITY
For many of those who go raving, there’s a deep sense of acceptance and belonging. The assorted cast of music-loving misfits you find on the dance floor doesn’t care where you’re from or what you do for a living. In the rave, you can really express who you are and be accepted wholeheartedly, which can be life changing.
This is a big one. A 2016 study by Deakin University on the impact of live music found that participants had increased feelings of self-worth. Learning to love yourself can cause dramatic shifts in people’s lives.
Being able to exorcise your demons in a safe environment can be the catalyst behind big change. Not only does dancing reduce stress, but you can often release tension simply through being in a club space where the music and atmosphere allows you to express yourself freely.
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