Saturday, July 30, 2011

Anne Polajenko: National Dance Day!!!

           When we were children, we all danced around to expend energy and express our happiness. Then, we "un-learn" this most basic means of expression and become self-conscious, awkward adults. It's a shame really. So many cultures cultivate the primal need to dance, indeed revel in it.

          They are the happier for it. Some of us are old enough to remember Anthony Quinn dancing in the movie "Zorba the Greek". Sheer joy, sheer abandon. Just dancing! That's what it's all about.

          Write us, let us know how you plan to celebrate this day. If you are a fan of "So You Think You Can Dance", you can go online to learn a specific routine that you might enjoy doing with your friends. But, if memorizing is a problem, then just get basic. After all, dance is a human instinct and you don't have to be a dancer to get up and dance.

          Just get out of your chair, dance a little happy gig of your own making. No one has to watch, you don't need applause. Just do it, and feel good about yourself!  Dance is the only way the human body knows to express itself. It is an instinctive physical expression of many things, especially joy.

                           --- Anne Polajenko

    We hope you are having a fantastic Saturday, and a glorious Dance Day!
    Love from your humble blogger,

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