Friday, February 3, 2012

It's the Little Things: Dance

I started ballet, like many girls, as a toddler. How I first decided to continue dance, I'll never remember, but dance I did through the majority of college. My first love was ballet, but I also studied modern, jazz, and hip hop. Dance will always be an enormous part of my life, of who I grew up to be, and of what I love. I am blessed to have been an artist and an athlete, to understand the strength, tenacity, and passion that it takes to be a dancer, and to appreciate the culture of the arts. These days, I can often be found standing on the balls of my feet, pirouetting through the kitchen, expressing my port de bras during tree pose at yoga, or moving and grooving to a great song on the radio. These moments are the sweetest, when I reflect on my past and remember how much I simply love to dance.

"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance."
Japanese Proverb

"To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful."
Agnes De Mille

"Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order."
Samuel Beckett


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