Strictly Come Dancing might have made us go barmy for ballroom, but have you ever wondered why we dance? The origin of dance goes back to prehistoric times, with cave paintings depicting ritualistic dances found all over the world, and it transcends cultures and and brings communities together. There are physical and psychological benefits to dancing, although there are exemptions - the sight of your dad dancing can have serious social side effects...

Eight of nature’s grooviest dancing animals

From the honeybee to the humpback whale, animals dance to show off to potential mates, canoodle with loved ones and even to tell family members the whereabouts of food. We count down eight of nature’s greatest dance moves.