12 June 2012


There is something endearing about dancing with a partner, it’s the
 power to attract another magnetically and charmingly interact with
 another’s energy and spirit through dance movement.
A prerequisite to dancing well is one’s ability to take an emotional
journey and open oneself and to share and connect to another’s
 energies .This is what engages the audience and keeps them
 enthralled. It’s beyond the physicality of steps, patterns, touch, or
 even the right dance hold or dance frame. It’s in the ability to dance
with space, time, yet in complete awareness of one another heart of
 I had an opportunity to experience this just the other day when I
witnessed all of this and more in Rohini  (my mother’s friend actually)
  a family friend of many years . I have known her to be a simple
 religious and a happy go lucky person who also may have been
 through much personal turmoil like so many others but yet
 has managed a cheerful disposition every time I met her.

 Her characteristic sunny nature would never give away the strife
behind the smile. The occasion was her 25 th wedding anniversary
that I got invited to , and as we reached the venue  the couple
were at the dais, very understated , a picture of simplicity and
The evening took off, with all their close friends having some
wonderful and touching things to say about them both.
I had passed on the mike at that time, as I guess; I hadn't collected
 my thoughts to speak all of the sudden.

There was a small dance floor which soon got filled up with
people who were initially hesitant As the music filled the air
 many more of us started getting into the groove and dancing.
And then I saw her, it was her in her element, dancing from
 her heart and soul. It was fantastic to see her energetic
 dancing in full display for the all to see , Her ever calm and
composed husband  seemed mesmerized by all the fun moves
 she did . In fact everyone was charmed by her passion and
 for that moment I realized just then that her joyful dancing soul
 had peeped out from the depths of it all. 

Kudos to her for keeping the spirit of dancing alive in
 her through all these years .God bless!
 Dancing from the heart always counts more than
perfection of steps. And that’s the ultimate challenge…
To keep the mind open, ready, receptive, giving and
 simple enough to ….
Dare to step out of comfort zones.
 My salute to this dancing soul !

Savvy Raj

Write to me @   savvy@danceconcepts.in