I’ve been passionate about dancing all my life. Dance provides tremendous joy, challenge, physical exercise, creative outlet, beauty, collaboration, frustration, wonder. It is therapeutic. It is an affirmation and a prayer.
Since I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve realized more clearly how dancing provides a wonderful metaphor for living. The illuminating lessons I’ve learned as a dancer, teacher, performer and choreographer apply readily and helpfully outside the dance studio and concert venue.
Lessons like how essential it is to a vibrant life to keep moving: mentally, physically, emotionally, soulfully. And how to be fully present in the moment. Lessons emphasizing the importance of JOY, also of just showing up, of commitment, perseverance, aspiration, the healing power of creativity and art.
I love to dance, see dance, think about and create dance. And now I love writing about dance, both on its own terms and as a model for living as vitally as possible. Let’s dance!