When I was young, I loved to dance. I cut out countless photos of dancers from magazines and hung them all over my room. I obsessively checked out books at the public library about the famous ballet dancers Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. I have memories of my sister and I putting on dance performance after dance performance in our living room. She would spin me around the room and lift me into the air, with my dad watching and smiling in the background. I felt like a feather. I felt free.
Like many girls that age, I wanted to be a professional dancer when I grew up. It’s taken me awhile to realize that I am now officially “grown up”. Even though my life ended up moving in a different direction- with music being my focus throughout my 20’s and now motherhood, yoga and ecce- I still feel the pull, the urge, the passion for movement. I still want to feel the joy that it brings into my body and into my heart. I want to break out of the auto-pilot mode that we all get trapped in sometimes and simply be in my body.
So, tonight I’ll be dancing at ecce, just for the joy of it, and I hope you will join me. This is a pay-what-you-can gathering and all are welcome!
I am also very excited for the upcoming offerings with Shar and Katie, both lifelong dance teachers and enthusiasts. Beginning this Saturday, Shar is offering her Let Go & Laugh 3 week series which I highly recommend! Katie’s Modern Dance Series will begin next Wednesday the 18th as well. If you are curious about movement and want to try something new, or if your teen loves movement but prefers not to have the pressure of performance, this is a wonderful offering this fall. I will be participating in both!
Much love & gratitude,