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Dancing through life

 

How is life a dance?

 From the moment we’re born into this world we are dancing, If not in our physical bodies then certainly in our minds.  The music that we hear is life itself, the rhythm may change at different stages from infancy to elderly but we are continuously dancing through life.

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 From a choreographers  point of view.

I taught dance for nearly twenty years to people of different ages. Each beat of the music works together to form a sequence,  each sequence forms a section.  The sections of a dance can change from a slow methodical rhythm building into a crescendo. Some rhythms have moments of pure silence then magically change course into a fast paced, hard driven conclusion. 

As a choreographer my goal was to interpret the feelings of the music into intricate body movements which would fit into each beat of the song.  Each step is well thought out and planned to be in perfect unison.

From the dancers point of view.

Contrary to the choreographer’s point of view, a dancer must “experience” the music and know without “thinking” that the timing and movement will be in perfect accordance.

Life can be much the same way, it’s a dance.  Sometimes slow and beautiful full of easy flowing steps then with no warning a fast beat will appear and the dancer must sense with their inner soul how to keep up and flow at the pace of the rhythms.

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In twenty years of teaching dance, I saw what music does to people.  It makes them happy; they respond to it and experience the moods of the sounds.  In life, we have the highs and the lows, the fast and the slow.  Sometimes we must plan each step methodically and sometimes we need to just understand our way. 

I hope that you’re dancing through life. I hope you feel the music and I hope you experience the thrill of a beautifully choreographed performance.  No rehearsals; you’re in the spotlight right now dancing your way.  Make it count each and every day.

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7 comments on “Dancing through life

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  2. Ea Torrado
    June 14, 2012

    Very very insightful. Thank you for sharing this! Yes, let us make our dancing count every day. Thank you

    • sherrylcook
      June 14, 2012

      Thank you, Dancing is a wonderful thing if it’s with your body or mind…..
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  6. frankoshanko
    June 8, 2012

    So many different types of dance steps at this grand ball! Nice post! Frank

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