Dancing to be heard.

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Dancing to be heard

Why do people dance? Some dance for the love of dance as an art form. Others dance to express themselves and the emotions they feel. Dancing is beautiful to watch, but if the dancer is just going through the motions, it does not have the same effects as a dancer putting all of themselves and their emotions into it. Dancing is away to express emotion. "The place of dance is with in the heart," said Tom Robbins.

Martha Graham said, "Dance is the hidden language of the soul." For myself, dance is freedom. Through dance, I am able to express the boundless joy my soul feels when music becomes movement. It is hard for me to come out and express what I feel in words to people, but dance has opened up a new avenue of self-expression for me. I can express my individuality and what makes me unique when I dance.

I am beautiful when I dance, I can be anyone or anything I want to be when I dance. Dancing has away of taking away all my troubles and letting be free, if just for that instant in time.

When you dance you can express any emotion you feel, weather it be: passion, love, anger, sadness, happiness, hope, or fear you can even express silliness through dance. When you dance you have power, you hold the people watching in the palm of you hand, or sometimes the tip of your Pointe shoe. You want it to be incredible. You get so nervous when you realize that family is there you think you might be sick, your stomach churning, but then all you feel is the music. When that happens you know, you just know.

Slow at first- along extension. The muscles tremble, but hold,