If I had a dollar for every time I heard this, I’d be a very rich lady. To be honest though, it breaks my heart.
I want you to know, we can all dance. It’s just that we feel inhibited.
But what even is dance? People think dancing means we have to be coordinated and using “moves”, and technique. It’s true, dancing does involve all these things. Personally, I am in awe of ballerinas, flamenco queens and hip hop divas….I know how much skill is involved, skill I do not possess.
But, that doesn’t stop me from saying I can dance. And, it definitely doesn’t stop me from dancing, with my full heart and soul, no matter what dancefloor I might be on.
Because yes, that is one arm of dancing. But there’s another. The natural expression of one’s energy, moving through their body…no thinking, just moving, feeling, and letting go.
That’s dance too. It’s raw, uninhibited dance. And it’s bloody magical!
Recently, I was at my parents senior citizen’s singing group concert, and they were rocking the epic 60’s tunes. The vibe was high, and everyone watching was tapping their feet, itching to move.
Except for me, and an 8 year old girl.
We were going off!
The amount of people that came up to us afterwards and expressed their joy from watching our joy.. saying they “wished they could dance like us”…again, if I had a dollar!
Neither of us was doing anything technical, or skilled even….we were both just in the zone…uninhibited.
One of us was a little girl, in that beautiful stage of life where we are naturally uninhibited…before we grow up and start taking ourselves too seriously.
The other, someone who got to a point where it became too exhausting to keep carrying the burden of …“but what will people think?”.
Ever since then, I’ve just danced how I feel. Ironically, every time I’m on a dancefloor, people say to me “I wish I could dance like you”. And I say…you can.
Please don’t mistake feeling inhibited for not being able to dance.
YOU CAN DANCE.
WE ALL CAN!!
We may not all be able to rip out a pirouette, but we can all most certainly move how we feel.
If you want to learn how to let go of your inhibitions and feel the full freedom of dancing your heart and soul out….it would be my honour to guide you there.