Dancing, dance, dancers…..What do you think of at first when you hear these terms?
Well, when I think of anything that has to do with dance, I feel happiness and love !
To me, it’s like I forget all that is happening around me. The world’s problems, my own problems, any other negativity surrounding me at that moment..everything…….it’s just gone!
And you know what the best part is? Everyone has that situation or thing which he or she cannot talk about in words…but they want to show it somehow. For example by crying, trying to have a laugh with others, going out, singing, whatever.
And the beauty about dance is, whenever a certain situation comes up which cannot be talked about, and which needs to be shown or felt, it can be done by dancing.
When I dance, I share my feelings. Those feelings can be anger, happiness, sadness, anything!
Whatever feeling I try to share…inside my soul, I feel happiness and passion, because of the fact that I am able to share it, and not leave it within my heart.
The world which I enter in while thinking of dance and putting up a show or practicing, is a different world. In a world which does not have any trouble, any difference, any negativity.
This world in my head and around me which I see while dancing, is so good I want to live in it forever.
Expressing isn´t hard for me anymore while dancing, because it´s an untold story. You see it, you feel it. I do it, I feel good about it.
Being yourself, being all that you want, that´s dancing to me.
Unfortunately in this world, most things have to be judged. That also counts for dancing.. What hurts me most when I think about it a lot, is that dancing is not always taken seriously. Many people think that it is show off, it is cheap, or only time pass.
Let me tell you this..it has nothing to do with all of the above.
You can compare what dancing is to dancers, to what your job or any other hobby is to you. Some people feel passionate about their jobs, or their paintings, or their music. Well how would you feel if someone tells you that your hobby is show off, or just time wasting or time pass?
You know it is not, you do it because you love it. You love everything about it.
That same goes for dancing. We do it because it’s our world. It’s a way of expressing, a way of living.
After all these years of dancing, I have heard many things about dancing and dancers, and it always made me angry. But now, looking at the world full of judgemental stuff, I learn to let it go.
Eventually, it is all about us when we dance. It’s not only our passion and hobby, but also our work.
No culture, religion or person can avoid the smiling faces and happy people when they watch dancing people OR while dancing themselves.
Admit it, did you ever see someone still looking angry after watching an awesome dance on TV or at the streets? No, nobody can stay angry or sad after watching people dancing passionately.
Imma challenge you. Please, whenever you have a day that you feel low or just having a bad day, turn the TV on, or go to the internet and search for some awesome dance videos or watch a dance movie. . and this time, look at it differently. Don’t just look at the moves and the way they do it. Also look at the faces while they are doing it. Try to feel what they are trying to show you.
Believe me, your day won’t be as bad as it was and you will feel much better!
You will see a way of expressing feelings which you never had before.
I will put some links up in the article which you can take a look at when you have the time for it.
[Links are mentioned at the end of the article]
Imagine this: If all the people in the world could and would dance, wouldn’t it be a much happier place? A place which is free to express anything, not in words…but in moves and expressions!
Dance isn’t something which you only can learn…dance is something which has to be felt!
So if you feel like dancing today, just do it. Express all the things which you cannot express in words. Express it not for others, express it to yourself. And if you feel like it, share it with others!
Me and my dance crew are all about sharing and spreading dance as far as we can in our small country and even further. Work hard if you can, to achieve all those happy faces while dancing. Introduce everyone the world which we get in while dancing. That is our motivation!
Some links to awesome dance video’s. Workshops, random video’s from around the world etc.:
Facebook –> The best dancers worldwide
Youtube –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCmCDNILPLg
There are many more !! Take your time for it and watch them please.