Dancing when no one’s watching means writing a poem no one will read. It means cooking a meal no one will eat. And all that means that dancing is eye candy, which is a great insight. But for the dancer who can dance while no one’s watching it means they enjoy it in a way non-dancers will never understand. Just like how a hermit in the mountains makes a sacrifice to the universe that no one will ever know about besides him, only he can understand it.
Have you ever danced alone? And my dancing a lone I don’t mean filming yourself on social media. I mean really dancing a lone for a good solid hour, and never telling anyone about it? I’ve done it more times than I can count, and I love it!
I also think that if you’re dancing alone for practice so that you’ll look less silly next time you dance in front of people, it’s not the same thing. A lot of people practice dancing alone but only because they intend to do these moves in front of people.
To truly dance when no one is watching means it’s more than just practice. It’s just you and the music and your moves. Even the universe can take back seat!
Putting one foot in front of the other is a method in many dancing styles, but it’s also a life lesson. When I dance, I put my feet back and forth, and when you do it wrong you fall over. To dance correctly, you must not stumble. To move through life with less risk of mistakes, you must walk forward correctly. You do this by putting one foot in front of the other.
My dreams push me forward, by using my feet to step. Each footstep is another day with work done towards my goal. Running for fitness is done without thinking. How often do you stumble when you run? Rarely!
That’s why to make your goals and dreams come true all you need to do is focus on each step. There’s less chance to stumble if you just following the dancing steps, step by step, with one foot in front of the other.
This is my message today and I hope you found it inspiring.
Today I want to answer the popular question “is dancing a good form of exercise?” As a dance instructor, I believe I have authority to answer this.
Not matter what you do, it’s always important to stretch before any kind of physical exertion. When it comes to dancing, to get the most amount of exercise the style of dancing needs to have more physical exertion. If you do slow dancing to classical music for instance, then you won’t get much exercise as walking. But if you are in a heavy metal mosh-pit then yes the amount of physical exertion will be great and in turn your exercise will be sufficient.
But there isn’t any kind of dancing that is good for body building. Though you may get cardio from dancing to country music at a rodeo, you will not get stronger from it. You will get more fit if you dance often.
If you want to use dancing as a form of exercise I recommend that you do it at least 3 times a week because dancing alone will not be enough for the average person to get the amount of exercise they need unless they do it often. And you should dance at a steady pace to increase your heart rate for at least 30 minutes each session.
Dancing here and there for 10 minutes at a time is no better than walking to the grocery store. Professional dancers are very fit because they do it almost every day for long periods of time.
I forgot to mention this in a previous post but another reason I dream of having my own backyard ballroom is so I can dance every morning and get the exercise I need. If you do it every morning, then it should be a good workout for the kind of fitness most people require.
I hope this information answered your question!