Dancing in itself is not sinful, and can even be good exercise.  We read in the Old Testament of David dancing for joy when the Ark of the Covenant was finally returned to Jerusalem.  However, so many things in our lives have both good and bad aspects to them, depending on whether or not they are properly experienced. We need to ask ourselves why we are dancing? Is it lustful? Is it designed to stimulate sexual feelings? Or is it a physical expression of rejoicing over the wedding of friends?

As a Christian, our guide is the life of Jesus Christ. He, himself, attended the wedding of Cana and traditionally, there was usually dancing at Jewish weddings. However, the dancing was confined to dancing in large circles of men with men and women with women dancing round the newly married couple. It was an expression of great joy.

In all of our activities, it is important to be able to keep a clear conscience and to be able to do it to the glory of God. So, if you can dance with joy and without violating your conscience to God’s glory, then you may do so.

“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31