During the medieval period, dancing was believed to be a cure for the plague. By dancing vigorously and continuously for extended periods, the body would become so physically exhausted that it would purify itself of any impurities. This practice was known as “dancing mania,” and it was particularly prevalent during the Black Death pandemic. While dancing may have provided some temporary relief from the fear and anxiety caused by the plague, it was not an effective treatment for the disease. The practice likely caused more harm than good, as it may have contributed to the spread of the disease by bringing large groups of people into close contact with one another.