by Valerie Angell
Sometimes it is really hard to convince myself to go to dance. I’ve used every excuse in the book. The ‘I’m too tired’, the ‘It’s too far’, the ‘I’m just too broke’ and of course the ‘I might be injured’. Some days there is every reason not to go dance and I just want to listen to my logic and stay at home and sit on my wonderfully comfortable couch. But I don’t and I use all my will power to drag myself there.
And then I start stretching and waking up my muscles. They feel alive and wonderful. And I start putting on my tap shoes and making noise. It’s like the most amazing music in the entire world. And I start really dancing, trying to learn how to do moves I’m not great at. It’s like winning first place when I finally nail it. For an hour everything is a victory and perfect. And then class ends.
Every class brings out a wonderful feeling of peace and serenity. Every time I dance I feel like I’m freeing my soul from the stresses of life. And at the end of every class I wonder how it was that I ever doubted I should go in the first place. Dance is like that. It’s the best friend that can make everything bad go away and make you wonder why you ever thought anything could be bad in the first place. And though life seems to always try to find new ways of getting in the way, I will always go back to dance.
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