Ballet, the science of dance, is an Italian court dance, developed in France, preserved in Russia and Denmark after the French Revolution, then reintroduced to the world out of Paris.
For us, dance and music are one and the same. Where there is one, there is the other. In fact in Puerto Rican Bomba, the dancer leads and the music follows.
How you dance is an expression of who you are, as an individual, and as a member of your community.
In Afro-Indigenous culture, dance is a form of therapy. If you have a problem, you talk to the community healer. They tell you which angel you need to accept in your life. That angel likely has the same problem as you, but they are a God so can overcome problems.
You pray and dance with that angel which helps you heal yourself. You also dance in public, so the entire community understands your problem and can join in helping you overcome it. That’s our therapy. Let’s dance.