Why does the act of moving our bodies in rhythmic motions, in sync with another, around a wooden floor, with music tinkling in the background, create such a stir? In every movie worth its weight, the dance scene is better than the sex scene. All that tension. All that chemistry. It begins the affair, prolongs the foreplay, introduces the idea of infidelity. But why?

Certain religious sects ban it (and I see their point). But why? What is it about dancing that reminds people of the dance between the sheets? How is it any different from walking in unison down a sun-dappled gravel path in the summer?

Pride and Prejudice dancing