I don’t have clear memories of a time in my life when dance was not a presence. And yet, there have been many occasions when I might have walked away from it altogether, taking some other path. So here I am digging deep into first encounters to find the reasons why I never can or could.
Affirm the impact dance has on the lives of individuals and communities. Between Arts Advocacy Day (April 12) and the close of National Dance Week (May 2), participate in Why Dance Matters, a virtual event that rallies the dance community on Facebook and beyond. Begin by attending the event (found here: http://tinyurl.com/dancematters) and sharing it with others. From updating a status and donning a profile badge to creating a video or blog, choose your own level of participation, but take action and share Why Dance Matters to YOU!