Why I love to dance....

When I leave class, I feel like a giddy 5-year-old. I can hardly sleep that night, feeling like something exciting is about to happen!

As I learn how to move my body in different ways, I'm learning to love my body more.

It's great exercise and a lot more exciting that lifting weights!

It's a different means of expression than what I'm used to (pen, paper, paint, paper scraps...).

It's so freeing.

In class, I can be whoever I want to be.

It brings me joy.

There's no way I can be "teacher's pet," even though I wanna be. Ha!

Now, I'm going to try a dance form called "Nia." It's a style that combines Yoga (yesssssss.), T'ai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Jazz, Modern, Duncan Dance, Alexander Technique, and The Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais. Hmm. All I know is that it's described as "very freeing" and "full of energy and joy." I'm in!