Funstuff and Inspiration > Why do you dance?

Discussion in 'Funstuff and Inspiration' started by Kits, May 5, 2010.

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    body flight...plain and simple
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  2. KPomPom

    KPomPom Member

    As in... skydiving? What do you mean by body flight?
  3. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    It's probably best described by this quote:

    "You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive." Merce Cunningham
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  4. KPomPom

    KPomPom Member

    Oh I see what you mean. I've just never heard it called that before (and I have heard that term used for skydiving, so I guess I just got confused!)

    I do love that Merce Cunningham quote though. It hung in one of my favorite studios a few years ago.
  5. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    Body flight is that weeeeeeeee feeling you get when flying around the dance floor in the traveling dances with a great partner while chewing up floor like an indy car on the track
  6. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

  7. Lioness

    Lioness Well-Known Member

    At this point it's habit and it feels bizarre if I don't go to the dance studio every day after work.

    But mainly because I love feeling the music and moving my body to it, I love the challenge and reward of working hard and seeing progress, I love the sparkles and the costumes and dressing up to show off. I love that dance has made me a better person in every way.
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  8. Pu251

    Pu251 Member

    Exactly, dancing makes us better and better!
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  9. KPomPom

    KPomPom Member

    I couldn't agree more!
  10. OreganO

    OreganO Member

    Not sure if there are any fans of The Red Shoes here but I think this quote dramatically sums it up:
    Lermontov: Why do you want to dance?
    Vicky: Why do you want to live?
    Lermontov: Well, I don't know exactly why, but... I must.
    Vicky: That's my answer too.
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  11. JTh

    JTh Member

    I dance because of several reasons..probably the main one being that it allows me a deeper and meaningful connection.. That's a fairly basic human need after all..probably wouldn't say that to the instructors ( because the knee jerk reaction is to think your life is superficial) .. but I'd wager a guess it's one of the more common 'real' reasons why people start dance and also why they continue with it. I'd suspect this creates passion, habit etc...
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  12. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    The question for me isn't "why do I dance". The question is, "why would I not?"
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  13. Pam322

    Pam322 New Member

    I dance because it is my passion. It is also very good exercise for mind and body. Dancing relaxes me from the worries of the material world. It's the pleasure of doing something I am talented and I love.
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  14. ivyvaine23

    ivyvaine23 New Member

    Really agree with you on that one. I dance because I found the perfect way to express myself. It helped me to be a little more self-confident (as I've been struggling with that for all my life basically) and feel more comfortable in my own body. Also, my avatar perfectly expresses the way I feel, when I completely feel down and think that my whole world is falling apart.
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  15. Mia

    Mia Member

    Great answer Cornutt! I couldn't agree more :)
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  16. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    It is not fault. Music starts playing, and a strange force takes over. Sorry to everyone at restaurants, grocery stores and other public places.
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  17. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Hello, Mia, and welcome to Dance Forums!
  18. Mia

    Mia Member

    Thank you Cornutt! I'm really glad I found this community and met other like minded dancers such as yourself :)
  19. lauraberney

    lauraberney New Member

    For me, dancing has always been a passion. Dancing also has many physical and educational benefits. Dance is my first love!
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  20. ticolora

    ticolora Member

    The desire to dance is an adaptation (if you subscribe to that theory) meant to improve the mate selection process, and as is the case with all other instincts, it is unnecessary to have an apriori justification in order to succumb to its drive. However, it doesn't mean that we can not have one. [Couple] dance happens to be aligned with my personal values: understanding, aesthetic, admiration, control. Not many activities hit all 4.

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