Dancing also known as Hasidism, began in the 18th century, focused on praying with joy and passion and seek a connection to God by singing and dancing which now became a form for religious expression. Baal Shem Tov was the founder of Hasidism (dance), and his followers followed him movements which is to dance in circles, seeking a kind of ecstasy through their repeated movements to call out for God. The dancers would sing melodies also known as niggun . Circle dancing is still practiced today in some Jewish services, and weddings
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