Today, I am co-dependent on dance. It's my most effective means of expression, it's my livelihood, and it's my identity. What does dance mean to me? Dance means everything.
But I'm curious: Why does dance matter to you?
Not all of us are professional dancers. In fact, not all of us can keep a beat while Beyonce's blasting in the background. But it's safe to say everyone has danced at least once in their life. The role of dance in society has dramatically shifted over the years yet it's importance is everlasting: it makes people feel good. Whether you're watching a performance, having an impromptu break-out session in your kitchen, or taking a swing dance class with a group of your friends, people are happier when dance is involved.
In honor of Why Dance Matters Week, I'm asking you the simple question:
Why does dance matter to you?
I want to hear your dance stories, big or small. I want to hear about the first time you danced to Debbie Gibson or the moment you teared up when your little girl was on stage. Maybe dance saved your from depression or helped you cope from loss. Maybe it was while you were dancing you realized how absolutely beautiful you are.
To say I'm excited to hear your answers would be the understatement of the century. Bring it!
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There are some powerful stories. Bring tissues.