Biodanza can relieve stress and decrease anxiety.

Biodanza combines music, fun and expressive guided movement. This aims to speak to our innate need as human beings to feel joy, be creative and to connect to ourselves, life and others.

When we dance and move to music, we can communicate with others without needing words. This, subsequently, allows us to relate in an expressive way that is free of bias, judgement and expectation. In this space we dance our own lives. In effect, this allows us to bring music, rhythm, harmony, emotion and healing into our communities as well as our personal lived experience.

“Biodanza is about feeling the intensity if the moment. If we are in the here and now, then life becomes fantastic and every moment is full of enchantment“ – Rolando Toro, the founder of Biodanza.


Biodanza Classes?


Practising Biodanza involves attending regular group classes which may be structured as terms, courses and/or workshops.

Weekly classes are 1 – 2 hours long and workshops may run over 1 – 4 days.

For the full experience of its nature and benefits, such as stress relief, we recommend that you practice Biodanza in both weekly sessions and longer workshops extending over years.

Each session has a series of exercises and dances to explore and express your potential in a fun, inviting and engaging way, with music, dance and movement exercises.

The classes are structured to progressively unleash your full expressive capacity over time. This may lead to enhanced living in your everyday life. There are Introductory classes, which are recommended to those starting their Biodanza journey, and Deepening classes, as one gradually progresses and becomes more in-depth with their groups.

The sessions are run by facilitators that complete a 3 year international Biodanza certification.

Research & Articles

Biodanza offers an approach to health and well-being that is life-enriching. Biodanza enhances and strengthens individual and interpersonal resources,  releases stress and increases well-being. 

By 2016, 13 studies and one systemic review about Biodanza studies had been published. Research on Biodanza is ongoing and additional studies have been conducted since 2016. The majority of the international and South African research suggests that Biodanza enhances well-being and generally promotes stress release.

Relieve Stress & Depression

  • Effects of Biodanza on Stress, Depression and Sleep quality in university students


López-Rodríguez, María Mar, Ingrid Baldrich-Rodríguez, Alicia Ruiz-Muelle, Alda Elena Cortés-Rodríguez, Teresa Lopezosa-Estepa, and Pablo Roman in Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2017)

Health & Well-being

  • Stress management in Schools: an empirical investigation of a stress management system under the use of Biodanza

Marcus Stueck in Social Work Practitioner – researcher (2004) 

  • Dance towards stress-reduction? Biodanza as a new body oriented psychological intervention of stress management for teachers


Marcus Stueck, Alejandra Villegas, V Mazzarella, L&H Shcroder, Raul Terren, Veronica Toro in Ergo-Med (2008)

Immunological Effects

After 3 months without Biodanza, the effect could be seen to have stabilised. It could be shown that regular long- term participation in Biodanza had positive effects on subjects’ experience and behaviour. 

Follow up examinations proved that Biodanza has to be practised constantly in order to obtain the immunological changes. 

  • Biodanza as mirrored in the sciences: Research concerning the psychological, physiological and immunological effects of Biodanza

Marcus Stueck. Alejandra Villegas, Harry Schroeder, Ulrich Sack, Raul Terren, Veronica Toro, Rolando Toro in Arts in Psychotherapy (2004)

  • Pscyho-immunological process Evaluation of Biodanza

Marcus Stueck, Alejandra Villegas, Katried Bauer, Ulrich Sack, Raul Terren, Veronica Toro in Journal of Pedagogy and Psychology (2009)

Read More

Arañeda, Rolando Toro. 2000. “Biodanza and Parkinson’s Disease: Proposal of Motor Existential Rehabilitation.” Positive Health Online. Read more

Carbonell-Baeza, Ana, Virginia A. Aparicio, Clelia M. Martins-Pereira, Claudia M. Gatto-Cardia, Francisco B. Ortega, Francisco J. Huertas, Pablo Tercedor, Jonatan R. Ruiz, and Manuel Delgado-Fernandez. 2010. “Efficacy of Biodanza for Treating Women with Fibromyalgia.” The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 16 (11): 1191–1200. Read more

López-Rodríguez, María Mar, Ingrid Baldrich-Rodríguez, Alicia Ruiz-Muelle, Alda Elena Cortés-Rodríguez, Teresa Lopezosa-Estepa, and Pablo Roman. 2017. “Effects of Biodanza on Stress, Depression, and Sleep Quality in University Students.” Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.) 23 (7): 558–65. Read more

Stück, Marcus, Alejandra Villegas, Katrin Bauer, Raul Terren, Veronica Toro, and Ulrich Sack. 2009. “Psycho-Immunological Process Evaluation of Biodanza.” Journal of Pedagogy and Psychology “Signum Temporis” 2 (1): 99–113. Read more

Stück, Marcus, Alejandra Villegas, Harry Schröder, Ulrich Sack, Raul Terren, Veronica Toro, and Rolando Toro Arañeda. 2018. “Biodanza as Mirrored in the Sciences: Research Concerning the Psychological, Physiological and Immunological Effects of Biodanza.” The Arts in Psychotherapy 31 (2). Read more