While I am not a dancer, I consider dance to be one of my passions in life. I love to watch dance. I always seem to gravitate toward dancers. All my high school friends where dancers and now I have a completely new group of friends that are dancers. I did take a ballet class in high school, I had the shoes, leotard and all (lol). Unfortunately, the class was canceled, but I did complete one course at our local city college that summer. It is a medium of art that I am innately curious about. When I'm out dancing or being silly in the privacy of my own home I find it to be a complete form of inhibition and self expression. Sometimes I'd wish I'd found this passion earlier in life, maybe I'd be a professional dancer. But maybe this is just right for me because I can love it without pressure and boundaries and criticism. Recently, cooking has become a new passion and I'm getting back to the basics as to why I fell in love with art in the first place. I'm thinking about a new project. More details to come. In the meantime, I'll be taking a salsa or hip hop or ballet class in the fall. I can't wait!
“On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined” —Lord Byron
“Dance for yourself, if someone understands good. If not then no matter, go right on doing what you love.” —Anonymous
“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.”
“While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance.”
“When you do dance, I wish you a wave o' the sea, that you might ever do nothing but that” —William Shakespeare
And here's a YouTube video. (you may have already seen it) that I find charming and funny.
Photo of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: rehearsal for “Revelations”.