19 September 2007

Why I love to dance....

When I leave class, I feel like a giddy 5-year-old. I can hardly sleep that night, feeling like something exciting is about to happen!

As I learn how to move my body in different ways, I'm learning to love my body more.

It's great exercise and a lot more exciting that lifting weights!

It's a different means of expression than what I'm used to (pen, paper, paint, paper scraps...).

It's so freeing.

In class, I can be whoever I want to be.

It brings me joy.

There's no way I can be "teacher's pet," even though I wanna be. Ha!

Now, I'm going to try a dance form called "Nia." It's a style that combines Yoga (yesssssss.), T'ai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Jazz, Modern, Duncan Dance, Alexander Technique, and The Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais. Hmm. All I know is that it's described as "very freeing" and "full of energy and joy." I'm in!

8 comments:

Amy Alexander said...

Your are so brave! I bet that with every class you feel more empowered!

Madi said...

=) I wanna see you Pop 'N Lock!

Jenni said...

I love that picture of you! I still want to attend your recital. :)

Anonymous said...

HEY Cuz.....cute pictures
dancing is so fun you are totally right !!!!luv ya ~Coll

Suz said...

you're too cute!! i love the pic of you dancing. :-)

EDS said...

ooo, ooo I love Nia! Make sure you let us know how much fun it is. Hope you are well.

Michelle said...

sign me up too! :)

Colorsonmymind said...

Oh I need a modern dance class. Actually I would also love a african dance class.

you are so inspiring