In the world of dance, you should embrace the fact that you won’t be dancing in one place forever. As a matter of fact, even the idea of dance means moving around.
That’s why it should be understood that once you take up dance as a hobby or as a profession, you are expected to be fine with moving around. Oh, and I am not talking about going to the next block. We are talking about next district, next city, next state, next country kind of moving.
When I started getting serious with dance, right before I started AFID. I was not exactly the kind of person who would be fine with moving around. I was a bit insecure with where I stood in life at that time and the people around me weren’t much help either. A lot of them questioned why I even considered dancing to be something to be taken seriously.
When I was first invited to an event where I was given the chance to dance in front of a new audience, I was really afraid. I wasn’t afraid that I would fail or that I would be laughed at. I was afraid of moving.
And that was the first time I thought to myself that I wasn’t really embracing the dance psychology after all. See, dancing is about freedom. Oftentimes, dances can be timed and precise but there are also times when it’s just about freedom. Go where your feet and the rhythm takes you as they say. I knew that going to that event was the right thing to do for my soul and career but I hesitated in getting a move on just because I was afraid.
Now, looking back, I can just laugh and smile at what I have felt back then. True freedom is about letting yourself get carried away into the wind riding a bicycle or a limousine. The best ride I’ve had was with a kombi that was hired for a special venue a couple of years ago. You can view more of the various available rides from them on their website.
So if your dancing takes you to a place far, think about it. Is that where your true freedom will take you? Is that the place where your dancing soul can be happy? Then go for it!