Hello my friends,
I dreamt that I was dancing – practicing really – dancing box step.
All I was doing was box step
But with total attention to balance and watching my feet draw lines on the floor
Enjoying the moment, feeling my head weight on my foot, up on toes,
Seeing myself in the studio mirror
In my dream.
I forgot I’d dreamt it, till I was at the studio, practicing.
It’d been awhile.
Winter came, I was down with earache, and my balance was off. It’s hard to dance with messed up ears and a couple of weeks passed in pain. Not dancing threw me out of balance in myself, too. When I couldn’t dance, I didn’t feel like me. Truth be told, I was a bit forlorn.
Sometimes it’s easier to stop than to continue and in the dark of winter, I hibernated.
Until the dream.
I woke up not remembering anything, but for some reason, ears or no ears, I was determined to get back in the studio, practice and get on my feet and have faith that a partner will come.
You could call that feeling intuition. Maybe we all have intuition that in fact, are dreams unremembered.
I am lucky. The force of a dream pulled me to dance and dancing brought my dream back from memory. As I got on my feet to dance, the dream came to mind.
Dancing is connected to something deep in my soul. What I hadn’t realized is that it’s also connected to my creativity. When I wasn’t dancing, the channels were blocked.
Last night I danced, and today I write.
Feet are active and creativity flows. They paint lines on the floor and my fingers put words on paper. I am writing now and cannot wait to dance, later…
What does dance connect with, for you? Leave me a comment…send me a note. I’m interested to know.
Back in the studio doing my warm-up there is comfort in routine.
Warming up and freeing up my joints: feet, ankles, knees and hips.
Releasing my neck and thinking upward out my head, noticing lightness.
Taking that into box step, remembering the dream.
Relishing the feel of feet tracing lines on the floor, slowly. Doing what I do just to do it. Finding balance. Enjoying that.
Playing with my head weight, releasing tension over and over again. Creating new body habits of more ease.
Looking forward to sharing that ease with you.
Sunday at Starlite Ballroom, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Body Dynamics for Dancers
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