In my long career as a performer and as a teacher I have heard it so many times "but.... I don't think I can't dance"
then they do it...because their body...can't control it
they do it in their room in front of the mirror...they follow their own beat...they may go right instead of left...twerking in the club.. maybe a bit tipsy but totally happy :)
to me it is very simple
EVERYONE CAN DANCE!
Research shows that it's how fast or slow we respond to an external rhythm that defines a person "a slow or fast learner!" Not a good or a bad dancer because EVERYONE'S BODY RESPOND TO THE BEAT!
But why only, let's say 50 out of thousands people, who deep inside would loooove to dance (although sometimes they don't even like to admit it) really do it?
LET ME GIVE YOU 3 SIMPLE REASONS THAT WE HAVE ALL EXERIENCED AT ONE POINT...
I WILL KEEP IT REAL...
SHAME, SHAME, SHAME
Really? Who do I think I am to start dancing now...with this body...at my age...SERIOUSLY?? these dancers have done it ALL THEIR LIFE! Yes I know it is my secret dream...but I will leave it secret for now...I am too ashamed to start now
OTHER "DANCERS" IN THE CLASS THINK THEY HAVE A GIFT FROM GOD
Ok so I make my first decision to go for a dance class! Yes Yes Yes I CAN!
I enter the class and OMG everyone is sooo good, they all look like wow...
of course they are not saying HI to me.. look at them..seriously look at me..
I will never do this again!
YOUR TEACHER THINK IS A GIFT FROM GOD
Oh WOW! Well look at how she dance....I bet she thinks I am hopeless
Oh well..bye bye dance class..I better stick to my night club partying...after all I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DANCE!
HELL NOOOO!!! STOP THERE!
DO YOU KNOW WHY WE DANCE???
YES YES...We dance for physical fitness. We dance for mental clarity. We dance for emotional stability and BLA..BLA..BLA...
Let's keep it real, we can achieve all of the above benefits in the gym and doing many other physical activities
NOW this is why not only we love to but WE MUST DANCE!
WE DANCE TO EXPRESS OURSELVES....WHEN WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH
WE DANCE TO FEEL JOY...LOVE...PASSION THROUGH MUSIC
WE DANCE TO FEEL ALIVE
WE DANCE TO PLEASURE OUR BODIES WHILE MOVING
WORDS CAN NEVER DESCRIBE OUR FEELING...
WHILE DANCE ALWAYS CAN!
BECAUSE...DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS DANCE?
It is the physical expression through movement and rhythm
of relationships, feelings and ideas.
Nobody invented dance.
It is deep in the heart of every culture throughout history
dance is part of the pulse of humanity.
It embraces multiple genres, styles and traditions and is constantly evolving.
Its roles range from recreational to sacred
and cover every form of social purpose.
At Dance Body Mind
We believed we have created an enviroment
To feel empowered, inspired and confident
We don't believe in
TEACHING HOW TO DANCE
REAWAKENING YOUR NATURAL RHYTHM
TUNING IN TO YOUR OWN BEAT!
SO DON'T EVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU YOU CAN'T DANCE
BECAUSE YOU WERE BORN TO DO IT!
““And when you get the choice
to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance.”
Lee Ann Womack