I have always loved to dance.  When I was young, we would be dancing everywhere we went, from dancing in clubs to dancing on roller skates, from country line dancing to moving through the disco era.  Dancing has always made me feel good, and I’m sure some of you feel the same way.  But, how much do you dance today?  Unfortunately, as we get older, the options for Dancing start to fade away unless you're attending a wedding or an event of some kind.  

Several years ago, I was in the Dancing With the Island Stars event.  I was in town at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio almost every other day, learning my routine and practicing for the event.  I loved that I could get in better shape just from doing something that I love to do.  Just recently, my daughters and I attended a wedding up in Minnesota for my niece.  Myself, Kayla, and Kayce were on the dance floor literally the whole night!  Sometimes, we would be the only ones, but that didn’t stop us.  Apparently, they have inherited my love for dance.

My daughter Kayce was just in her Sanibel School performance of Aladdin.  She played Jasmine and did a fantastic job!  Before the play started, her Seahorse Choral Choir performed a few numbers, and one of them was a Beatles song called Ob-la-di Ob-la-da Life Goes On.  While practicing this song during her choir times, she decided to start dancing, and soon a few of the other choir members caught on to it and started to dance with her.  Mr. G, the Choir Instructor for the School, said, “I like that, let’s use it," and so her dance became a part of the performance and was called “The Nette Jam."

Dance is still a big part of my life.  I now incorporate it into my workouts.  The great thing about it is that you can dance wherever you are, all you need is music. You can search for the dance hits on any music app or even pick your favorite upbeat music channel to start moving.  The best thing about dancing alone in the comfort of your home is that you can move however you want.  You don't even have to worry about whether you’re getting all the moves right.  No one is watching, so dance to your heart's content.

There are so many benefits to Dancing, and I think it is essential for us to keep finding ways to keep dance in our lives even if there isn’t a special event.  Here are just a few;

  • Dance can elevate your mood and lift your spirits. 
  • Dance can give you a good cardio workout. 
  • Dance can keep you toned in all the right places.
  • Dance can bring people together in celebrations.
  • Dance can be enjoyed and appreciated at every age.

So, get off your tush, get on your music and dance dance, dance the night away.

 My affirmation for you this week is;

“I will continue to embrace dance as a part of my best and most beautifulife."


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