I realized something recently about myself and my relationship to dance and my offering of dance to other people. I realized that the most important thing that I want to offer with dance is fun.
Fun, fun, FUN!
Now, fun expresses itself in many different ways depending on who I am teaching. Fun for some can be the excitement and enjoyment of learning something new, picking up a new skill, discovering you can do something you thought you had lost when you were 6 or 7, learning new movement you didn't think you were good at, performing in front of an audience for the first time or for the 50th time, realizing you can exercise your body and your brain at the same time, surprising an unsuspecting crowd with dance, reigniting passion for dance, exploring how to strenthen your technique to make something more crisp and clean and inviting, learning how to really connect and pull an audience in wether it's one person you're dancing for or 200, dancing because it makes you feel empowered, creates a better self image and body image, exploring a new, exciting side of yourself, challenging yourself to do something new because you know it's exactly what you need, and just moving because it feels good!
I love that dance is so big that it can connect with people in so many different ways. I do believe that everybody is built for dancing. Yes, we use our bodies to walk from place to place but I can't think of a better way to appreciate your body than to dance with it. Say thank you to your body and dance with it! New tag line?
All of you can dance. ALL of you. And all of you can enjoy dancing. ALL of you. That doesn't mean that you have to enjoy dancing to 80's music or like dancing in a night club or like dancing the way other people dance. Your "dance fun" is unique and if you think you don't like dancing I would like to be so bold as to say I feel you have not yet found your very own "dance fun". I'm here to help, in the service of fun! At your service!