What are you waiting for? Get out there and start doing that thing you wish you could do, or that thing you used to do, but stopped doing.
Dance. Like no one is watching, or do ANY thing with cliched abandon that makes you feel vibrant and happy.
I have danced since the age of three. That’s 30 years. For the few years that I was teaching but not actively dancing myself, I felt its absence. I was missing the thrill of doing something for myself that brings me joy. Intense joy and community.
I remind myself that, as a teacher, I frequently ask my students to take risks, to be passionate, to try things that are outside their comfort zone. It only makes sense then that I practice this philosophy myself. As a member of PushPULL Dance (dancing professionals, not professional dancers), I get to live the dream – a steady job by day and time in the studio, on the stage and briefly in the spotlight.
Our show this year is all about dreams. According to my wife I’ve been sleep dancing, so it makes perfect sense that I’m right where I’m supposed to be.
The company rehearses twice a week during the year and mounts a full-on show each June. This year we have 18 pieces and about 40 dancers.
Intense joy and community.