But for Aujoulat-Mendez, dancing is also an art, and its other benefit is defined by what it doesn’t do. For many ravers, a multi-sensory dance floor is the only place their minds can stop running. For Friedlander, dance floors are a place where differences dissipate, conflict seizes, and equality reigns. “On the dance floor socio-economic hierarchies are leveled and each becomes equally subject to the wonders of melody and rhythm. Dance floors are perhaps where all of these benefits become most visceral and obvious.