executive director of everybody Dance Now!

Sharing my journey. living out my passion. Persisting through struggles.

Hoping to serve as inspiration for others TO Follow where their hearts lead. 

Dance is a language...so make interesting conversation

Following up on my post from yesterday.  Hopefully you sit with this idea long enough to apply it. Once you are fluent in the language of dance, your next goal is to make really interesting conversation.

It might seem like a daunting task at first. But realize that you probably have a few interesting conversations every week, if not every day. So if you can asses how you communicate well in those situations then you can apply it to your movement.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Don't use big words to impress others. It's preposterous. See there. No one likes them. If someone does understand what you are saying, they are confused as to why you would choose to be unnecessarily complicated.

2. Pace yourself. Commas, periods, semicolons, etc. are used in language to keep you from running over your own ideas. Dancing as fast as you can might look impressive, but I assure you nobody picked up on half of what you did - even if it was amazing.

3. Sentences have structure and follow a general narrative. Eliminate moving for the sake of moving. If it's not connected to the story you are telling, you've lost the audience. 

4. Change your intonation to match your feeling. This is also known as expressing yourself.

You see. These are concepts that you already know intuitively. I challenge you to assess a really interesting discussion this week, and ask youself "what made that experience so interesting?" And then find a way to apply that to your art.

 

Don't be concerned about labeling what you do

Dance is a language...and your goal is fluency