Rory’s tap-dancing therapy in ‘Gilmore Girls’ is a real thing and now we want to try it
If you marathon-watched the entire four-part revival of Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, we applaud you. Finally, we returned to Stars Hollow after al these years. But — as with anything else in life — a lot of questions popped up as well. Did you know that Rory Gilmore’s tap-dancing therapy is an actual real thing? It is! Apparently, this technique is really used to decrease stress.
Due to Rory’s quarter life crisis, audiences got to watch her struggle with finding herself. Like every over-achieving human, she finds out that sometimes life doesn’t work out like we thought it would. Rather than being a famous journalist traveling the world, Rory is struggling financially. No job. No apartment. All we get is Rory Gilmore’s tap-dancing therapy in the middle of the night.
As reported by Brit & Co., in 1984, researchers Leste and Rust found that dancing reduces anxiety. They had patients suffering from anxiety spend three months taking a modern dance class, an exercise class, a music class, or a math class. Only the dance class was proven to significantly reduce anxiety.
Hence Rory Gilmore — once again — giving us a de-stressing technique that works. Maybe we can get hooked on dancing and put down that coffee cup we’ve basically glued to our hand since the show ended eight years ago.
If you’re feeling stressed, we suggest you try out tap-dancing. Rory would be proud.