Have you ever had a day so good that you just wanted to dance? You didn’t care who saw you, or made a comment about it, all you want to do is dance!!
Lately, I’ve had a couple of these kinds of moments. They are so enjoyable, it was ridiculous!! I was going through some difficult times, and I wasn’t sure if things would get any better. So, I had to take a time out from the world for a short time. I went on a home based “sabbatical” of sorts.
I didn’t leave my house for a week, no phone, no computer, minimal television. I told my family and friends what I was going to be doing, and to only call if there was an emergency. I did my exercises every morning, ate breakfast, had my coffee, and did a lot of reading. I even did a little journaling….that’s big for me!!
I did some serious praying and Bible study to deepen my spiritual walk. It was an amazing week!! Whoops, I did it again….went in a totally different direction!! Oh well, I’m sure you didn’t mind, back to my regularly scheduled post….Lol!!
Dance is something that is done alone, in a group, or in a couple. Dance is thousands of years old. Tribal dancing, was a means of speaking to the gods for a particular request. The developing world had more sophisticated dancing, these are just a few examples, tango, ballroom, salsa, ballet, waltz, tap, polka, square and hip hop, and that just scratches the surface. There are so many different types and styles, it’s hard to keep up….no pun intended.
Dance has a rhythm that makes people feel good. Some dances are cultural, country specific, others are a sign of the times. We all dance in one way or another. Either in a group during a concert, or being a couple slow dancing. Dancing is a form of expression, freedom and life.
Dance also includes, colorful costumes and colorful music. Like Carnival in Rio De Janeiro, all the extravagant costumes and parades, dance is the core of the festival. Another extravagant dance parade, is Mardi Gras. New Orleans streets are filled with people dancing, music playing, and beads being thrown. Both these instances, dance is a big part of the celebration.
Dance was even depicted in the Bible. David, king of Israel, was said to have danced in the streets, because of his joy, sacrifice and love to the Lord, that too was a celebration!
Dance, whether it’s cultural, biblical or just a trend, has meaning and substance in our lives. I know we’ve all seen toddlers doing their first little dance to music. It may not seem like much, but it’s still a dance. They giggle, smile and bounce up and down to the sounds of the music they are hearing, and they know nothing about dancing!!! Amazing isn’t it!!!
No matter what kind of dance you like to do, whether it’s in a group, or with a partner, dance has a significant part in our lives.
Put on your favorite music, and dance like no one is watching you!! I’ll join you, let’s dance!!!
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