I think it runs in the family, for us, dancing simply put, is a way of life. It has taken me a long time to realize the importance of dance, though I have been doing it my whole life. Whatever rhythm you choose to move too, as long as it’s continuous, I call that dance. I dance with my dogs, I dance with Margo, I dance with training partners, and I dance with family!
Last night we had an outing; family, friends, friends of friends, animals, and strangers gathering on the block to socialize. This quickly turned into copious amounts of alcohol being consumed and loud music blasting from two vehicles parked in the center of the street. I am very surprised that this event didn’t get shutdown, the community we have here planned this a couple weeks in advance and more people then I thought ended up showing up! There were no children, everyone was very responsible and kids were handed off to the babysitters for the night; we had a great time and everyone found their own flow!
I focus a lot on fluidity and continuous motion, being a practitioner of The Martial Arts had me admiring everyone’s footwork; people began to question what I was looking for, I giggled.
I was fascinated! I saw individuals who I haven’t even seen go for a walk dance their faces off in the middle of a block party! It was great, and I loved seeing how happy everyone was. Regardless of age, gender, race, or beliefs, everyone danced together and to my understanding everyone who attended wants to do it again in a couple of months!
That is how my evening went, and yes, I most certainly “danced my face off”. I found that my Capoeria footwork stood out when I let my body take over, what a beautiful thing! Are you a dancer? Do you find joy in flowing movements?