Last week the reloaded Why Dance Matters event flew by like a ballerina late for her entrance!
We featured 17 posts from bloggers in the dance community and STILL, the submissions came rolling in. So, even though the event is over, Why Dance Matters continues to flourish in our minds and hearts.
Enjoy these 10 additional posts highlighting the diverse reasons why dance matters.
Lorry takes her 17 and 14 year-old nephew and niece to their first dance performance. She thinks seeing and tasting dance matters, and concludes that “dance matters because you simply cannot separate movement from being human.”
This authentic movement investigator sees dance as a “courageous act of generosity” in whatever form it takes and affirms that dance is for everyone and everything is allowed.
Dance is part of the reinvention of The Reinvented Lass. Dance changed her life for the better and in this post she details how.
When joy takes the stage and steals the show, dance matters!
Jacqui gives 8 very eloquent reasons why dance matters, not least of which because it is a celebration of the human spirit.
Why did Melanie take thousands of dance classes and spend hours in a studio practicing? Identity, passion, purpose, empowerment… and because dance matters.
Jessica Warchal-King shares the words of Jessica H. about her 2-year journey as a first-time student and the powerful lessons she learned in the process.
Describing the physical and the metaphysical components of dance, Leigh muses on why dance matters in today’s world, and concludes that it’s because dance is both bigger and smaller than you.
Kristi from Ballettaxi writes about why dance matters to her girls and her family. She also shares why dance made her daughter happy, even when she was having a hard time at school.
Ashani Mfuko, host of the Kiner Hour, Inside NYC Dance, and the #letstalkdance weekly twitter chat, tells how she reconnected with dance following the loss of her father and why dance matters to her.
Also check out the recap: tweets from the Why Dance Matters-themed #letstalkdance tweetchat!
If we missed your contribution in either of our 2012 roundups, add it to the comments below!