“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”~Voltaire.
No quote could not have hit home more. Dancing and reading are two of my greatest pleasures. Both give me a chance to escape, to not be myself, but another. To truly be immersed in something, even for just a short time, is a blessing.
With a dance show coming up, I have been in that world more and more. I have been feeling the burn of extra rehearsing, but it isn’t a bad thing. There is a sense of pride, knowing what all this work will contribute to; a beautiful and well earned performance.
It is not only a physical activity, but an art form. It allows us, humans, to use our bodies to express our thoughts and feelings without words. To dance with others there must be a level of trust; trust that you are in a safe environment to express yourself. Another part of dance is bravery. To perform and show a bit of yourselves to the audience to the audience takes courage. You have to allow yourself to be vulnerable and strong, at the same time.
The nice thing about dance is that it is never too late to start. All you need to do is be willing; be willing to try new things, and put yourself out there. You don’t need to take any class to be a dancer; those who dance are dancers.
Next time your given a chance, take it, get out there, and dance! Dancing never fails to take my mind off of things and make me feel good.
This is a video of a guy dancing to Beyonce. He is truly amazing; not only does he nail every move, but he seems to embody Beyonce. He puts everything he’s got into this. You can see the passion. I found myself watching this again and again without becoming bored. He is not only a great dancer, but also an amazing performer. A good example of someone who puts their soul into dancing!
What’s something you put your soul into?