Reason #2 “Some Dance to Remember, Some Dance to Forget”
As I count down my reasons for dancing this one ranks number two. Thanks to my husband for reminding me of these lyrics from the song, Hotel California. This is a perfect description of so many of the people in ballroom.
For those who dance to remember, each dance set is a trip down Memory Lane. I have friends who love Elvis, friends who love the 80’s music, friends who love the modern west coast type of music, a husband who loves the 70’s, and for myself, I love the nostalgic fox trots performed by Rod Stewart and Michael Bolton. To add a dimension of dance to these favorites is an added bonus as we enjoy the music.
There are many dancers who dance to forget. These special people have seen life at its worst. They have walked through life’s dark halls and need a break from their memories. The intensity of dancing – with its patterns, leads, and follows – chases away those thoughts for a few precious hours of the week and gives the mind and heart a small vacation.
Whatever the reason, dance is a friend to the soul.
See You on the Floor!