i raised my hand after the show: “I’m not even sure what I need to say, but I’m just gonna start talking…”
We’re often told that being creative is risky, that dancing forever is not “realistic,” that adults need to get serious and start adulting and let go of the things that bring them joy for joy’s sake. (because there’s not enough time or money or energy left for being “frivolous” when there’s so much to DO! gahhhh!) ...
You are everything: You defy definitions. You transcend traditions. You dance in the chaos. You empower positions. You emerge from the muck. You strive through what’s stuck. You embody the sacred. You don’t give a fuck. But if They disagree. If They cut you down like a tree ...
reclaim dance (and life) in your own way.
This book is about busting out of the boxes you’ve tried to fit yourself into. It’s about returning to dance in a way that frees you – no matter if it’s been days, months, years, or lifetimes since you last danced. It’s about self-invention, creative self-expression, and activating our bodies – all to facilitate positive change in this world.
You don’t have to be a “dancer” in the traditional sense to read this and benefit from it. All you need is the desire from within to revive your creative spark, to express yourself, and to connect to the innate power within your body.
Whatever your reasons for picking up this book, it’s here to remind you that you can dance, again and again and again. In the body you're in right now. Even if you’re “out of practice.” Even if you're way too busy.
Because dancing is for everyone.
Because dancing frees us.
Because dancing connects us.
Because dancing creates and transforms our world for the better.
And our world needs dancing now more than ever.