A stylized pattern of movements performed by an animal
–verb (used without object)
to move one’s feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps, esp. to the accompaniment of music.
to leap, skip, etc., as from excitement or emotion; move nimbly or quickly: to dance with joy.
to bob up and down: The toy sailboats danced on the pond.
–verb (used with object)
to perform or take part in (a dance): to dance a waltz.
to cause to dance: He danced her around the ballroom.
to cause to be in a specified condition by dancing: She danced her way to stardom.
a successive group of rhythmical steps or bodily motions, or both, usually executed to music.
an act or round of dancing; set: May I have this dance?
the art of dancing: to study dance.
a social gathering or party for dancing; ball: Was he invited to the dance?
a piece of music suited in rhythm or style to a particular form of dancing: He liked the composer’s country dances.
Animal Behavior . a stylized pattern of movements performed by an animal, as a bird in courtship display, or an insect, as a honeybee in indicating a source of nectar.
the dance, ballet, interpretive dancing, and other dancing of an artistic nature performed by professional dancers before an audience.
These are all of the definitions of dance pulled from Dictionary.com. Which definition fits you best? Or do you have your own definition? Because we are human, I believe it is vital for us to do some form of dance in our daily lives, and perhaps we already do unnoticingly.
Does anyone ever wish you could go through your daily life to the sound of music? A new song for every occasion, every mood and situation; Zip-a-dee-dooda, whistle while you work. It probably wouldn’t be as special after a while, but dang that would be FUN. People who dance professionally, i believe, know the benefits, earned excellence, and excitement all too well that it brings to our world. Dancing brings you back to life if your tired. It’s true! If you feel sluggish and/or lethargic push yourself to get up and move your bod to some music! Even tapping your foot to it can give you a lift. So many health improvements! Endorphins are released your body gets toned, your toxins get sweat out. Most of us dancers don’t even realize this until we even think about it, because it’s such a mindful, in the moment experience.
As a dancer, I have done many styles of dance. Each style has a different but very special expression that you have to learn and create with your body movements, style of dress, facial expressions, music genre, etc. All from different cultures and ethnicities, passed down from generation to generation; legends and myths that are told, but all through the body. Even in the clubs you can see some culture! Rap culture- long white tees, saggy pants girls in tiny dresses with cleveges popping out to the full extent, stilettos, some of the sexiest get up i have ever seen. Body movements like grinding butts and fronts all up on your gangster. With any kind of dance, (some more “proper” than others) i believe there’s a style for everyone that makes them feel their best. Whether watching or doing, passion or not, you will get your vitality.
Thank you for reading. and one more thing sang best by Lee Ann Womack=)
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they’re worth taking
Lovin’ might be a mistake
But it’s worth making
Don’t let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance