How to Dance
For all bodies
Next week will be the anniversary of the Body Love Mini Dance Parties! So in honor of this occasion, here is a step by step guide on how to dance. You can also check out the visual version of this post on instagram.
Check in with your body. Say, “Hey body, may I have this dance?”
Listen to your body’s response.
If it says, “Nooooo!” Say, “Ok! I still love you!” Then lie down or eat a snack or memorize a funny joke.
If your body says, “Maybe!” Ask your body if it wants to try dancing for just a bit, with full permission to stop if it’s not fun. If so, go to step 3.
If your body says, “Yessss! I thought you’d never ask!” Then definitely go to step 3.
Visualize how little kids dance. Or if you can't picture it, maybe look it up on YouTube.
Find some music you like, preferably the kind that puts a little wiggle in your step.*
Begin to step*, letting in said wiggle.
Pause to worry: “Oh no! Do I look silly?” Then remind yourself: “Oh wait it doesn't matter!”
Step 7: Continue dancing.
Want to dance? Come join us, every Thursday, just 15 minutes, just dancing.
*I'm using "step" to mean any kind of movement. It does not have to involve feet or standing up.