As we are coming up on National Dance Day (July 28, 2012), Nichelle at Dance Advantage has posted the question: “Why does dance matter to you?” In fact, she’s trying to start a whole movement (dance pun intended) of the online dance community to share Why Dance Matters. If you want to get involved, check it out at whydancematters.org, tweet #whydancematters to you or follow our Pinterest board (you know I love a good Pinterest board)!
So here’s why dance matters to me:
It’s my job.
But more than that, it’s my passion.
No, it’s still more than that… it’s who I am.
You would not be able to describe me without talking about dance.
It’s a link between my past and my present.
It’s what I do when my soul needs mending.
It’s the joy that I want to share with my students and friends.
It’s a universal expression of joy and love and emotions.
It has created a community of people in my life whom I love and who I feel like I’ve known my whole life (online and offline).
Dance is part of me.
If you don’t use Twitter, you don’t know what you’re missing! Twitter can be an overwhelming onslaught of mini-messages, but it can also be very useful to a dancer looking for audition updates or an inside look at being a professional dancer.
Here are a few of our favorite dance Twitter-ers 🙂
@Dance_SpiritMag – the popular dance magazine Dance Spirit‘s tweets are usually interactive by posting questions for other Twitter users to answer
@EliteDance – Bio: Promoting ballet and dance related digital media with lots of random weirdness mixed in.
@danceadvantage – Bio: Dance writer/blogger, instructor, giving students, teachers & parents an edge in dance education.
@BalletForMen – the accompanying Twitter site to the blog, Ballet For Men
And of course, you can find all of our buzz on our Twitter page: www.twitter.com/thedancebuzz