In life we can go through the movements get up make breakfast, ect ect but until we weave the music of family and love into it is not a good dance. Make it your dance and make it good. Put it all out there, the love and passion and emotion and purpose. You know your choreography, make it yours, make it beautiful do your best, always! Your emotions and body movement come with awareness of what you are doing and what you are trying to accomplish in that particular action. Be present in every moment! You can make washing clothes or doing dishes a beautiful dance put your passion and focus into every movement. Everytime you dance, dance with your heart on the floor so everyone can see. but do it as if you are not afraid of the judgments. There is a quote “dance as if no one is watching” which means that raw movement that just comes when you hear your groove come on the radio. I love this quote because you put all parts together the emotion that comes up in that song, the facials that feel right and your body moves with reckelss abandonment in a solidly beautiful way that no one would ever challenge. But I also want to put out there for all to contemplate, sometimes on stage is when a dancer shines! Like a clutch pitcher with the game on the line, a dancer smiles bigger balances harder and their confidence shines and when that music comes on she wants to show those judges what she does in her bedroom when her groove comes on. So I say to you “dance like no one is watching but do it like you are that dancer at nationals” being judged and do your best and working your best to be perfect! Put it out there on the floor like it all matters but nothing at all matters all at once! FEEL your dance, notice every part of you every detail matters, as I always tell my daughter, dance all the way to your finger tips. Don’t take a second off, draw your audience in because they want more of your passion your love your drive your perfection! And when you make a mistake make it big and own it as if it is part of the dance. You don’t get a second run so make that mistake a new trick! Life is a dance, live it big and full of emotion! It is not just moves it is full life! Just dance!
So, when you are having a bad day, or when in doubt take a dance break. Turn up the music and dance like no one is watching. Do that everyday like it is your performance and you’re on stage, try to be perfect everyday but know that there is a mistake that will turn into a trick and will win those judges over! Love your dance! Own it and be proud!