This video was found on Silky Hart’s web-site. Silky is a person I deeply admire, although she doesn’t know it-yet. She is paving the way for my future career, and I am ever so grateful for her inspiration. I am also grateful to Gabrielle Roth, and her creation of 5Rhythms.
This past winter a friend and I were sent on a wild adventure. We knew we were going to go dancing somewhere, but had no idea where. Through a series of amazing-and not-so-coincidental events, we ended up in Guelph, at a place where they were holding a ‘Groove’ event. I learned that this event was based on the 5Rhythms dance (flow, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness).
I will admit, one has to be extremely open-minded to participate in this type of dance class, but we had the time of our lives. Dancing has always meant FREEDOM to me, more than moving a certain way or learning a routine set of moves (although I do enjoy learning different styles and dance moves as well).
What Gabrielle Roth says in this video is invaluable. Engaging in any type of art-including dance-will transform you, as you surrender to the calling of your body and soul. I love how Gabrielle says “Whatever you’re feeling, move with it, breathe into it, and it will change”.
I have first hand experience with this. Dancing has literally moved me through some of the toughest moments of my life.
Back in February, DancePl3y was not-so-coincidentally introduced into my life. For me, it is the perfect combination of learning simple moves and then letting yourself move them YOUR way. In an off-hand sort of way, it blends the concept of 5Rhythms with dancing simple moves, so it’s a little more structured for those who aren’t comfortable getting into their bodies quite yet.
So let yourself FEEL, let yourself be DIFFERENT, honour those feelings and your uniqueness-Dance it! And you will change your life.
Sending Loads of Love,