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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(6); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060615.

The Effects of Negative Emotions on Professional Dancers


Muqian Zhou

Corresponding Author:
Muqian Zhou

The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9YL, Britain


It is inevitable that professional dancers will experience a wide range of emotions, both negative and positive, throughout their dance career (Taylor & Estanol, 2014). Among these emotions, negative ones are a very common situation for dancers (Walker & Nordin-Bates, 2010). There are a number of factors contributing to negative emotions in professional dancers, and mental stress is one of them. Whether it is stress inside that dancers put on themselves or stress outside, it can negatively affect dancers in a variety of ways (Grove, et al., 2013). Dancers’ negative emotions linked with stress may influence their health. In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on the health of dancers, emphasising both on physical health and mental health (Fauntroy et al, 2020). If the mental health of dancers is to be improved, it is important not only to understand the sources and effects of negative emotions, but also to relieve negative emotions during the dancer's training.


dancer; emotions; health

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Muqian Zhou. The Effects of Negative Emotions on Professional Dancers. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 6: 83-88. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060615.


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