Benefits of Music and Dance

To me music is a language of the soul.  There is no other way for me to explain it.  It touches me with or without words and I can feel what the artist is trying to portray.  Sometimes music will make me sad to the point of tears while other times it leads to shear joy that makes me jump or dance.  It is that presence though that really gets me into the music.  When you are fully in the moment you can not help but move your body to something as beautiful as music.  So, let me get a little deeper into music and dance.

How Music Changed How I Danced

Couple DancingThere are so many different styles of dance and music out there.  Each are an art form that develops more and more over time.  The best part about all of this is each individual including yourself has a unique expression.  This will change as you start to follow your passion.  The more in tune you are with music, the more you will be able to find the rhythm of the music that you are listening too in your body.  Letting go and being present has changed so much of how I dance now.  It is something that makes us stare and be in awe at the person dance.  It is what is truly amazing about dance and how it captivates others.

When teaching dance, in the beginning you can see each student in their head trying to learn each dance move.  Then as a student evolves you can see them starting to relax and have fun.  After the student starts learning to have fun, they then are able to get more in their body and they have truly found the art of dancing.  This is where the magic happens and time stands still.  There are some students that give up before this happens and it is sad to see.  If you decide to take dance lessons, make sure to give yourself a chance to get into it fully.

The Dance of Life

There is even a dance of life out there that is happening in the world.  It is in the everyday moment and how you respond to it.  Sometimes you may have to roll up your sleeves and it doesn’t seem like a good dance, but do it anyway.  There is always a moment to be in joy instead of anger.  With a light heart you can do just about anything.

Watching children is one of the most amazing things you can do.  They are so light heart and are always moving.  It is just like watching someone dance, they are in the moment having a good time.  So it is time to ask yourself this, when am I going to find my own dance?  Keep a smile on your face and remember that we are all suppose to be having fun.  If you can’t find a smile, at least do something nice for yourself.

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