Thursday, May 19, 2011

Everyone has something they can completely and totally relate to in life. Some really feel nature, others sports, and still others cars or other mechanical things. For me, that thing is dance. I feel like everything I think, say, or do could somehow be translated into dance. My soul eats, breaths, and sleeps in dance. Someday I will probably look back on life and wish I had tried to be a dance major, but for now, I will just have to dance every moment I can.
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Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.

Dance isn't just a parade of choreographed steps set to a rhythm with a tempo. It's a way to show that part of your soul that no one really gets to see. You can learn more about a person by the way they move than by the things they say or do. Not just in dance, but in everyday movements. Do they walk with their shoulders slumped or their head down? Does their posture, with their shoulders back and chin up, give you a more solid idea of their confidence than their words? YES! Who you are is how you move. I am not a great dancer by any means, but it is how I show the world who I am. Nothing is more beautiful than a vulnerable soul being spilled out on the dance floor, only to be mopped up by the viewers' minds, thoroughly and with an added measure of personal appreciation.


  1. Great perspective on how we move shows who we really are. Cute post!

  2. I too love dance! It truly is a magical thing! I wish I could do more of it now, so yes, do as much of it as you can! It is a wonderful way to express who we are.