Why I dance

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Why do I dance?

And frankly, why does anybody dance? Is it for fame? For money? It’s not for me, and never will be. I love moving and expressing my creativity without writing poems, I’ve improved so much in a year, I can’t stop now!

Because it is freedom. It’s flying. You can tell a silent story. Plus, it keeps you fit.

I took baby ballet classes and tap class when I was little, then I left, then I took up hip-hop, but left that. I didn’t like the classes. They were just telling me how to move, not how to dance. Dancing is freedom, expressing and all these wonderful things. But at the time, I thought dancing was just moving.

A year ago I took up dancing again. But it was not a particular type of dance, just musical theatre numbers which were all about feeling and embracing the music. I fell in love. I was flying, I was free, I felt like a swan on an empty lake.

Then I open my eyes, look in the mirror, and realise that I look like a possessed gorilla

But it still felt amazing. I was properly dancing.

A year on and I’m a little better; I only look like a mildly possessed gorilla now.

My dancing love has only gotten stronger.  I could keep going!

Now I am going to sit by the fireplace and cuddle my dog.

Love, Marli Xxx

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