"Dancing in the street" is the title of a fascinating book by Barbara Ehrenreich. Its sweeps from neolithic cave dwellers to today, via every concealable (and sometimes scarcely
concealable) activities. The basic message is that communal living thrives on, or even requires, ritual common movement. Thus the term "dancing" in her scope includes things like a crowd of football enthusiasts leaping up and waving together when there is a goal.
As a circle-dance enthusiast, all this really strikes a cord in me! Strongly recommended.