Dance

I love to dance.

A man and a woman performing a modern dance.
A man and a woman performing a modern dance. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Moving in time with the music. Letting go of your cares and worries. Feeling the music move over you and wash away your cares and worries. It is a time when movement is not restricted, is not bound by the chains that society has placed on our bodies. We can move our arms as far out as they can go, take leaps and bounds, be big or be small. The only limit to our movement is our imagination. And once our thoughts are no longer chained, our body is able to move freely.

I have danced to the rigid rules of competition. And I have danced freely to the rhythms of music when alone, with a group of people at a party, or with my children in the lounge. At all times, my soul has soared with the movement to music. I have always found dance a blessing as it not only energises my body, but also my spirit.

Do you enjoy the movement of dance?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

(Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s prompt is: Dance)

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42 thoughts on “Dance

    1. That is a pity 😦
      But one can always turn the music up and dance around the rooms just to feel the movement (I tend to do this when I am cooking – or sometimes even doing household chores!)

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  1. Dear Colline, you got my fav topic this time !!
    Dance is in my blood; people dance when they are happy, I dance when I am low…..it frees me of all the worries and I feel feather-light 🙂

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    1. Me too – I dance sometimes with my girls but I do miss going out and ballroom dancing to live bands at social clubs. Like I say to my hubby – when the girls are old enough, we are going to dance up a storm 🙂

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    1. This is just beautiful Frank: their movement, their agility and their strength. It can bring tears to one’s eyes. Thank you for sharing this video clip with us.

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  2. You know how I feel about dance as an expression of emotion! And you know how I feel about less rigid confined forms of dance.
    I just watched the clip that A Frank Angle posted to your site and was impressed with the build up of intensity that mimics the release of tension within dance that helps me with any strong emotions I feel. I particularly enjoyed the drumming aspect and the intensity it brought to the piece. I noticed that a combination of dance forms were incorporated with ballet being the basis. I loved that it combined the core elements of ballet with the core strength of ballet that is usually understated and unoticed due to the fragile and soft appearance of ballet. I loved the hip hop, krunk, and cique de soleil elements in the mix which brought intensity.

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  3. I like it but am not particularly good at it. My daughter and I LOVE to watch “So You think you can Dance!”. Have you tried it? We really enjoy it and have become much better at appreciating the different styles, choreography, artistry and athleticism involved.

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    1. A programme I watch EVERY week: if there is a dance show on TV, I am watching it! And the choreography during the show is sometimes really awe-inspiring and brings tears to my eyes.

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    1. At least you had a chance to do that 🙂
      It is a pity that people don’t really dance socially any more. I think it is because so many do not have the skill. I remember my gran telling stories of how every week there would be a dance. It was really another era.

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      1. I also remember when I was still very young every weekend there were these farm dances. The whole neighbourhood would attend. Each farm had a chance to prepare for those gatherings. (I was only 6 at that time)

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  4. How I wish dancing could be my line-up too! but I have trouble when I tried to walk through my foot. My brain wants to play the music but my body become a dead fish!:)

    I’m Jealous of those good dancers in a good way.:)
    Yen2x

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  5. Since I was little, I loved to move to the music. Sadly, my body doesn’t move as well anymore. Dang this age thing! Still, I just don’t get it when I hear music at a school play or elsewhere and there are people that are not moving. Not even a toe tap. I can’t sit still when I hear the sounds of music and even if it’s just a clap or a tap, I’m doing it.
    Cool post, Colline.

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  6. Dance is freedom to move, to let go, to forget, to feel great about ourselves. This is so true, ” Dance is moving in time with the music. Letting go of your cares and worries.” Beautiful post with a very graceful image… best wishes to you and your family.

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