In many ancient civilizations, culture played a huge role in survival and their daily activities. One in particular is the dance. Almost all civilizations would create dances for different reasons. Sometimes, there would be dancing during a religious ceremony. This would be done using common every day gestures. Usually before a ceremony, the dancers would practice.
Other types of dancing found in ancient civilizations like Egypt, Mesopotamia and Aztecs were street dancing. This was done more impromptu but only poor people would dance in public. All other dancing was hired or performed in private. A Harem women would practice her dance and be trained for a long time before performing her dance in public at a Harem dance. Using their daily tasks, this would result in dancing.