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.
The 109th Bead — #whydancematters
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.”
Dance: Food for the Soul — Why I Dance
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.
The Reinvented Lass — Why dance matters
Dance is part of the reinvention of The Reinvented Lass. Dance changed her life for the better and in this post she details how.
Art Intercepts — Why Dance Matters (or at least why it mattered at 8pm last Thursday night)
When joy takes the stage and steals the show, dance matters!
Access Dance for Life — Why Dance Matters
Jacqui gives 8 very eloquent reasons why dance matters, not least of which because it is a celebration of the human spirit.
Ballet Pages — 7 reasons why Dance Matters-to me
Why did Melanie take thousands of dance classes and spend hours in a studio practicing? Identity, passion, purpose, empowerment… and because dance matters.
Musings About Dancing — Reflection on The Embodiment Project
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.
Ballet Class with Leigh — Why does dance matter?
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.
Ballettaxi — Why Dance Matters
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.
Kiner Enterprises Blog — #LetsTalkDance tonight
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!
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Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world. Read Nichelle’s posts.