Dancing is vital to improving your cognitive acuity

The physical, mental and emotional elements of dancing are the best method of creating new neural pathways in our brains.
Why is that important?  
As we age, we lose neural pathways that connect to our memories.  It not only important to stay physically active through out our lives, good nutrition, healthy body weight, but also to stay mentally active, take a class, crossword puzzles, learn to play an instrument.  
Dancing combines the best of physical and mental activities, and tops it off with the emotional connection to the music and experience of dancing.
Studies have shown that dancing reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by 76%.  
That is an incredible percentage.  
You don’t have to dance for hours each day, however to dance for 30-60 minutes, a couple times a week can be very beneficial to you.
Source: https://socialdance.stanford.edu/syllabi/smarter.htm