For someone whose dance calendar used to fill 4 to 6 nights a week, this new life of missing dance events is a big change for me. Last week, I went an entire week with no dancing. By the end of the week, I began to second guess the entire dance involvement. Sluggish physically and mentally, I was at a point where I thought I could give it up and go on with life with minimal regrets. Work schedules, aches and pains, and the infinite “To Do” list gave strength to the argument.
We decided to keep our Saturday morning lesson. Quickly, we realized the need to bring our bodies and minds back from lethargy. There is simply no way to perform, even at our level of dance, without a crisp mind. By the end of the lesson, the confidence was back and the energy had returned. We later went to the Warehouse and practiced our routine and found ourselves once again delighted in the experience of dance.
Saturday night brought an even greater joy as we discovered that our newly remodeled den gave us plenty of room to dance at home. With our Legacy Dance mix playing, we created our own little night club right at home and spent the evening dancing.
It seems that no matter what the opposition, this love for the dance rises above and stays strong. Even if circumstances dictate that it be out of sight, it just doesn’t seem possible for it to be “out of mind.”
See You on the Floor!