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International Dance Day – April 29th

International Dance Day - April 29th

Today, April 29th is International Dance Day. The thought of this warms my heart.

We are physical creatures and dance is by far the greatest physical expression that I know. It feels so good to swoosh, wiggle, stomp, jerk, kick, spin, glide, float, fall, and fly.

For some time my favourite dance quote has been:

Thousands of emotions well up inside me through out the day. They are released when I dance. ~Abraham Lincoln

I love this quote for the visceral imagery that it gives me. I also love it because it comes from a mere mortal, not a dancer… Dance serves us all. Dance is both a generator of energy and a release.

Dance is much more than an art form, it is action that all human beings (mere mortals) do and have always done. Look at children. It is part of the human experience and if you are currently not dancing, try and notice how you feel. Just remember to love yourself through the awkwardness. As one teacher said, “You have to go through the ugly to get to the other side”. Every dancer goes through the ugly, ain’t no way around it. It’s part of the process, just go for it.

What’s your favourite Dance Quote?
Please share a favourite dance quote on our facebook page… facebook/BlueEgg

Dance is to the soul what breath is to the body, a chance to live, to breathe, to be. ~ Anonymous (Ballet BC T-shirt quote from long ago)

All the best,
~Leannie

{The images in this post are from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre – my favourite dance company in the world. Thank you Alvin Ailey}


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