So, listen. While some have been sitting at home telling themselves it’s too late, Denise has been busy these last 3 years making her dance dreams come true.
Learning a dance in grade school to September by Earth, Wind & Fire, Denise knew that wouldn’t be the last time moving to a piece of music would exist for her. Today, we dive into what it’s like to claim your spot on the dance floor later in life- get ready to be inspired if something is holding you back!
Shea used the time we were forced to stay home in 2020 to grow her dance skill set (fierce)- when the doors to dance studios finally opened again, she was ready.
getting her stride
“heels has become my favorite…allowing me to move my body in a way that I’ve never really been able to do, wasn’t necessarily supported that way; and be sexy, and stand tall, and it has helped me be confident, and it’s fun- it’s a lot of fun.”DS on the power of heels dance in her life.
developing trust through being on a team
where she’s at with dance today
before we go…
DS’s mission statement for the dance community
“I want dancers to stand tall, to ask for what they need- I think it’s important to say ‘hey, I don’t really understand that move.’ I’d like people to be more generous with their time and their words; I think there’s possibility with that. I’d like to see all of our community get there.”
If you desire to start dancing, start now. Denise mentioned she wished that she hadn’t waited so long but she’s glad she’s here now with massive personal growth added to her life through this art form. When I asked her the positive thing dance adds? “It leaves room for relationships to develop.” What the dance community could work on according to DS’s perspective? The cliquey aspect. She reminds us to “stay in our own lane and tune that part out, or else it gets hard to stay motivated moving around.”
Fiona Fox Ryan
image credits: Lisa Flory