Dance for Joy

“Dance is the joy of movement and the heart of life” – The Radio City Rockettes

I used to wake up early on Thursday mornings for a Zumba class which has been called a fitness dance party.  All of my friends and family know how much I love to dance.  One of my nieces calls me “the Dancing Queen.”  So I was disappointed when the class was canceled several months ago.

Although there was another Latin dance class on the same morning, I didn’t check it out because I “heard” it was lower impact.  I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much. Sometimes we get stuck in our box not trying new things because we crave comfort from familiar favorites. It’s like always ordering the same dish you love at a restaurant.  But to grow we need to branch out, try new and different things, expand our perceptions.

This week I finally tried the other class and loved it! Yes, it was different but in a good way and definitely not low-impact.  The point is I dance for joy.  Moving my body to music while getting a cardio workout is what really matters.  One person who has brought the world a lot of joy said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” –Walt Disney.    Enjoy finding a new path!