To Dance With Abandon!
On the heels of my Dance Walking posts, I couldn’t resist commenting on this wonderful video.
People with Down Syndrome can teach us a lot about dancing with abandon.
Dance: The Embodiment of Joy
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: dance is the embodiment of joy. If I could give my students one gift it would be to remove the bone in their head that makes them care what other people think of the way they look on the dance floor. While I’m at it, I’d like to sign up for the same surgery myself.
In a previous post, http://www.stepsontoes.com/?s=dancing+for+joy, I wrote about Tim Harris, a kid with Down Syndrome who has his own restaurant in which he bestows hugs on his appreciative customers. In Tim’s video, he dances for joy on his way to work because he enjoys his life so much he is called to express it with a heart felt dance.
Dance in the Best of Worlds
In this video, a group of people with Down Syndrome bring awareness to World Down Syndrome Day by filming themselves doing their own version of dance walking. Most people have a hard time expressing spontaneous joy in public. It is the gift these lovely people bring to us to show us a glimpse of a world where love and joy are easily expressed.
by LaurieAnn Lepoff
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