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February 16, 2015

The Reasons Why We Dance


As a choreographer and writer (though I confess I am far more comfortable to claim the former than the latter), I get asked to share my opinion about a myriad of dance related topics from the practical:
“How can dance help you get in shape?”
“What is the best way to practice my footwork?”
“What are the three most important partnering techniques I should learn?”

To the existential:
“Is my dancing a projection of my self-image?”
“How can dancing improve relationships?”
“Can dancing help you overcome fear?”

All good questions with good answers to be certain, but today I want to answer, or at least try to answer, the question I get asked most often. The question I think matters most…




That’s it. Simply, why? What is it about moving our bodies to a song we love that is so joyfully Pavlovian? Why do we watch videos, obsess over our reflection in the kitchen window, and yes, take lessons to perfect something that could easily be labeled as trivial? Why do we put ourselves through the physical fatigue and the occasional social awkwardness just to call ourselves dancers? Why do we love it so?

There are the obvious answers. We dance for physical fitness. We dance for mental clarity. We dance for emotional stability, and other such pluses.

However, all these benefits could be attained by others means, though I confess I have yet to find a better alternative than a great cha cha to lift both one’s heart-rate and spirits. Still, we do not need to dance to acquire a sound mind and body. So, there must be more reasons why we do so. There must be something glorious about dancing that is more than just intangible; it must be almost imperceptible. We cannot seem to explain it, yet we all know it so well that we do not hesitate to tap our feet to a Gershwin melody or pulse with the percussion of a samba rhythm. So why do we dance?

Perhaps dance is the way we express ourselves when words are insufficient. The joy we feel over new found love, the determination we have in the face of great sorrow or adversity, the passionate fire of our youth and the peacefulness of our softer and more graceful years – maybe they are never expressed more fully than through a waltz, or a tango, or a jive. We all want to be understood, and if we could truly speak the words that describe our feelings, how deep and powerful they would surely be. But alas, those words never seem to come to us just right.


Perhaps dance is the medium through which we show the world who we truly are and who we can be. All of us, if we are honest, believe deep down that we are not ordinary. We know ourselves to be wonderfully unique, with many layers of personality and talent woven in such a way that no one on earth could possibly have our same make-up. We know it. We just do not always know how to prove it.


And perhaps dance is how we choose to remember, how we hold on to the past. It is how we relive the fun-filled days of our youth or the time we looked in their eyes and knew they were the one. It is our tribute to the heroes of yesterday who jitterbugged like carefree boys and girls, when tomorrow they would march as men and women to defend freedom’s cause. It is the chance to be a princess again, waiting for an out-stretched hand and the call to a romance that is graceful, true, and not as forgotten as the cynics say.  When we dance, we can remember them all a little better, feel the butterflies once again, and if only for a moment, return to the purest part of our lives when time was of no matter…for we were dancing.

Why do we dance? Every answer will be different, and that is as it should be. Perhaps the better question is, “Why would we not?”

David Thomas Moore is the Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer for Dance With Me USA. He is the also co-writer/choreographer for the stage show, Sway: A Dance Trilogy.


The best part is… literally anyone can do it. With the right teachers, it’s fun and easy to do. Literally the hardest part is taking that first step… to pick up the phone, to schedule a lesson, to walk inside a dance studio. Once you take those first steps, the steps on the ballroom are as easy as a breath of fresh air.


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  • Mindy hopkins Feb 16, 2015

    The reason why I love to dance is I’m in the middle of the biggest fight of my life. I have stage 4 bone cancer. Dancing is my escape from everything. It inspires me to keep fighting. I hurt slot, cry, but I can still move. My emotions show, I dance cause it keeps the fire in my life.

  • Ina Ries Feb 16, 2015

    I dance to just about any type of music after waking up at 5 am, knowing I have a stressful 12 – 14 hour shift ahead of me, working as a RN. I tune to my favorite radio station in my bathroom and dance away while getting ready. This is what gives me energy, happiness, positiveness, good thoughts and a bit of an “adrenalin infusion”.
    My whole life, I had to have my music and dance. I lived without a TV, smartphone, computer for many years very, very happily!!!

  • Joy Rogers Feb 16, 2015

    The show DWTS inspired me to start dancing. I had just come through a bad break up and learning how to dance helped me re-gain confidence in myself. I am a 2nd grade teacher so it is also a great outlet and stress reliever. Within the first 3 months, dancing helped me lose 15 pounds!! Having a musical background also helps and I have learned not to just count the beats but to feel them. It has definitely helped my keyboard playing as u play in a worship band at my church. I have been ballroom dancing for 4 years now. I’ve done 3 showcases and 1 competition. My 2nd competition will be on 2/28/15, and I can’t wait!! I have so enjoyed the journey and encourage anyone else to try it. You will never regret it!! – Joy Rogers, NC

  • Donna Pinkley Feb 16, 2015

    I dance because it makes me feel beautiful. I am a plus size tomboy and feel most beautiful when waltzing. I feel most feminine when doing the rhumba.

  • Michele C. Feb 16, 2015

    Dancing makes me happy!

  • Debbie S. Feb 16, 2015

    I dance for the reasons mentioned but also because dancing gives me joy, confidence, strength, and a way to express the beauty of life.

  • Lynnea Feb 16, 2015

    well.. I dance to save myself. I took lessons for about 7 years and then stopped for 3. One day I knew that I needed to dance again.. to find myself again. Being over 50 is hard on a woman… I wanted to get my self confidence back. So I showed up one day for my first private lesson in a long long time and when asked I said I just need to dance again. During that first year.. I laughed, I cried, I was afraid and I messed up a lot… but one day.. one day I started to feel like a dancer. I felt more confident, I was certainly more fit (I lost 50 lbs) and I almost felt beautiful and sexy again. The longer I dance the more I will tell people dancing saved my life. It was a lifeline to feeling alive again.

  • Phyllis Prebble Feb 16, 2015

    i dance because I must! Dancing is my life preserver! To dance is to alive and happy, I am most happy when I am dancing. I love dancing in all its forms, but my heart has belonged to Ballroom since I was eleven years old watching the Arthur Murray Dance Party on Sunday afternoons in Chicago. I got a chance to go to the Studio for a live show and fell in love with the beautiful Waltzes and Foxtrots. I’ve wanted to dance ever since and was only able to begin taking lessons sixty (60) years later. I feel thirty years younger and I dance every chance I get!

  • Diane Feb 17, 2015

    I love to dance to keep myself in shape, for social life and for romance. Dance is a language, we tell in our movements, it is sensual, sexy and mental therapy! It keeps you young and keeps your aging bones moving so you do not need hip and knee replacements! Most of all, the energy on the dance floor is happy and addictive!

  • Roza Feb 18, 2015

    when I dance I feel like flying, free, nothing else exist in the world

  • Danielle Feb 20, 2015

    If you had asked me this question 2 weeks ago I’d have said I dance to challenge myself. But after 3 lessons my outlook on dancining is so much more! Yes I am challenging myself and learning something new, but I am also learning so much about myself in the process. I’m doing things I never thought I could do, and really coming out of my shell mentally and socially. I was shocked at the amount of sheer joy I’ve found in dance after 3 lessons. It’s absolutely amazing!

  • Pam Feb 26, 2015

    I love to dance because it helps me to get great exercise relieve stress be more confident and just have fun fun fun

  • Rosemarie Feb 26, 2015

    I forced myself to take dance lessons. Looking back, I had no rhythm, couldn’t always hear the beat, was way too self-conscious. I persevered and the moves and rhythms are in my blood now. I’m still very shy about performing in front of people. I will continue this journey for the good of mind, health and emotions. The greatest stress relief is dance.

  • Christine Feb 26, 2015

    It seems that all my favorite people are pondering the same question these days. While this isn’t ballroom, it is my other favorite form of dance –

  • Jaclyn Weber Feb 27, 2015

    I never knew I had the ability to dance. I was also an awkward child growing up so it was never something I gave much thought to. As I got older and grew more interested in the arts, I couldn’t help but wonder what it would be like to capture a piece of the talent of the people that make me so very happy with their passion and talent for their art in dance. It is these people that alleviated the unfortunate anxiety I suffer every day. My curiosity eventually led me to acting on the journey of trying to become closer to this beautiful art. I had no idea of my ability or what more it could give to me. I joined Dance with me Soho in June 2014 and can safely I dance to become a better me. This beautiful hobby has given me the gift of serenity and 45 minutes of peace per lesson. I’m so grateful for the teachers and people I’ve met along the way.

  • evaPieva Feb 27, 2015

    I dance because after year’s of hating myself and thinking that I cant do anything good I remembered that one time I was happy it was when I was dancing and it was an amazing feeling because I loved what I did and I felt free and happy and I knew that I am good….so I started to dance again and you know what it still have the same effect ?

  • Mary Lou Quinlan Feb 27, 2015

    I loved David Moore’s essay on “Why Do We Dance?” His words made me ask myself the same thing. I know why I danced as a child and a teen. Out of pure unrestrained, unedited joy. I danced to stretch my spirit, to discover who I was and yes, to entertain. I have never feared an audience. If anything, a sea of strangers opens my heart easier than being face to face with a couple of strangers. Dancing for an audience, I felt completely in my skin and free to be my best self whether soaring in a musical or dancing the simplest solo.
    But life got in the way, I guess. A career. Obligations. Schedules. Years went by and other than the occasional wedding or reunion, my dancer stayed in the corner. Waiting. For decades. And though I found other ways to express myself, I don’t think I ever felt that true union of body, mind, spirit and that intangible emotional release of dancing. Until now.
    I signed onto Dance with Me Soho with a mission. I had been invited into a charity version of Dancing with the Stars and I said yes before even considering the idea that my old ballet, tap and Philly fast dancing didn’t mean I could ballroom dance. But the chance to dance again? I had to take the risk. I knew it in my soul.
    With just four months to go from zero to my dream of a mirror ball, I have devoted myself to learning like never before. I am in love with the studio, my wonderful partner Kosta, teachers Andrei and Taylor but really every one of the instructors, reception team and coaches who have come into my life. I step into the studio and it is magic.
    On one level, I dance because of the children I am raising money for in “Dancing for our Future Stars.” That goal takes me past every little ache or tired day. But I admit that on the deepest personal level, I am dancing for myself. I am feeling in my skin again, letting go of the corporate woman, the years gone by and embracing that open-hearted, over-the-top elation of becoming who I was meant to be. With dance, my body feels strong, my mind is clear (even if constantly trying to align every part!) and I cannot stop smiling because I am breathing in joy again. And dancing out love. That’s why I dance. And why I won’t stop again. Thanks for the privilege of being part of Dance with Me Soho.

  • Carolyn Mar 4, 2015

    I dance for love. It’s been a part of me for as long as I can remember, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I never had a choice. CarolynCarolyn

  • Loretta malin Mar 25, 2015

    Most of the reasons have already been said . My good friend & neighbor encouraged me to start ballroom dance class’s with her after a year since I had lost my son & husband. It was a severe trial . But I found that during my lesson, I had to totally focus on my lesson . So after a time I realized my mind was on the dance & I found I was not grieving during that time. So I continued. I really never wanted to tell my new friends that I have RA & have bilateral hip & knee replacements. I didn’t want anyone to feel sorry for me . Yes, sometimes I have to come home & get out the ice pack or heating pad but it is truly worth it . My Rhumatologist is for it 100 percent & even wrote out a script. She even came to my showcase when I did the tango with my instructor. I feel good when I dance & I am pain free. I also feel healthy & beautiful, especially when dressed for a dance recital. My dance instructor is very supportive. I am a s senior but feel very young when I dance. I especially love the waltz. so briefly I would say ballroom dance is good for the mind & body. I think it would be great for all of us that have expressed our opinion to be able to come together at least one time & have the opportunity to wear One of the beautiful gowns & dance with one of the pro’s . It would be a dream come true & I think it would encourage others to have the courage to take the first step.I think ballroom dancing would grow bigger them ever . Maybe we could all meet somewhere on common ground. For me, life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, It’s about dancing in the rain. Sincerely, Loretta. ?

  • Uru Jun 16, 2015

    I am 12 years old. I have danced with several pro dancers. There is no way i can explain how much i love dance. It puts a happy feeling inside me. When my friends tell me its crap, i scream and swear at them but I don’t know why. After reading this it made me realise, dance is my passion

  • Nemonia fleck Aug 24, 2016

    Even on my crappiest days dance is always a good way to finish it off. Dance relieves my stress and hormonal rage;) when I’m out on the street or in school I would never do what I do in that studio. It’s crazy how when everyone is dancing I don’t feel the least bit insecure or worried. Before I started dancing I was a shy little girl who’d never take any risks just in case I mad a mistake. I’ve learnt now that every mistake you make is you getting better and that if you never made mistake you could never proceed to get better. I love taking classes because it not only helps me get better at dance(of course), but it also help with just the little simple things like having conversations with one other.

  • Norman Prather Mar 25, 2017

    Fascinating, I don’t dance but my wife wishes I did. I’ve never understood why people describe dance as expressing emotion. Yet each of you describes dance in no other way. I don’t understand but it’s fascinating.

  • Osa Aug 16, 2017

    I’ve been dancing since I was 8 years old. I’m very passionate about it. I love the joy it brings to me. When I dance it’s like I’m free, no strings attached and when I’m on stage I feel empowered, determined and dedicated to what I do as a dancer. It helps me improve my skills and helps me develop new skill and techniques in dance. There are many different types of dances, some are, Modern, Hip-Hop, Ballet and many others like Jazz, Tap, etc. These are some of the reasons why I dance.

  • Que Anh Aug 31, 2017

    i love dance, because when i dance i feel myself be flying, i love life than, i can forget everything else and i just focus on it. it makes me relaxing and makes me happy. i like to take care of my body and i danced, it be maked my body healthy. i like see someone when they’re dance, i was pull on it, and i hope i can dance beautyfully like them. so i want learn dance, i try, i hope, i wish i will a dancer.

  • María Albarracín Sep 26, 2017

    I dance because when I’m dancing I feel myself, free and alive. Because there’s no other better moment when I listen the music and i feel it throwing my veins making me move like the world is not looking at me.

  • shanelle smith Oct 6, 2017

    best thing i read in a long time

  • Karyn Jan 23, 2018

    I have been dancing all my life & love it. Since my husband/dancing partner died in 1997, I haven’t found a good dancing partner. I want to join Dance With Me so that I can dance again. The only problem is that I don’t have a way to get there. Maybe someday I will ?.

  • Beyza Cömert Mar 13, 2018

    Dancing is my life! Because when I feel sad about something I am dancing or when I feel happy I am dancing to express myself. Even if when I just walk on the street, I step like I am dancing, or with the help of the music I am dancing in my mind. I do my own choreo in my mind as if I am at the stage.

  • Cheryl Apr 4, 2018

    It’s fun…especially when you have a group of friends to dance with.

  • Mary louise ventura g Apr 24, 2018

    Enriching encouraging article ,, keep it going! Loved it!

  • Neetu Vaswani May 18, 2018

    Private dance lessons?

  • Suresh Chandra Gupta Jun 15, 2018

    I dance simply because I feel

  • hodaifa chadli Jun 20, 2018

    the dance is only way that help me in life becaus i was have nathing no schoul no friends famille they hitt what im do but in dance i foaund my self and i can be in my life

  • Dino Violante Jun 26, 2018

    I do like it when you said that dancing is a way to express the self when there are no words to describe or are not enough to show how they are feeling. Now I understand the reason why my friend has taken interest in dancing. He is a very emotional person. His feelings are always so deep that most of the time, there are no words to describe his mood. If this will help him, then I will be sure to support him.

  • Lisa B Jul 10, 2018

    I have been dancing my entire life. I hear music – I dance. I learned the cha cha when I was 6, the lindy at 7, I was tapping at 9, twisting at 11, dirty dancing as a teenager, doing the hustle
    In the 1970’s, dirty dancing again in the 80’. I taught both my sons how to dance. I met my 2nd husband dancing and we still dance together. There better exercise, there no better way to lift your spirits.

    • bigdrop Jul 11, 2018

      That’s awesome! Never stop dancing! It really is an amazing activity!

  • Lisa Nazzaro Jul 17, 2018

    Dancing makes my insides smile.

  • Aleshire Mueller Jul 27, 2018

    It was really nice when you explained that dancing is the medium through which the person expresses who they really are and what they can do. I guess I can agree that dancing proves how different we are considering how we have our own preferred dancing type. I prefer ballroom dance, by the way, because it seems more appealing and formal for me. That is the reason I am considering learning that instead of the modern dance.



  • Frank Aug 19, 2018

    Dance is a passion for me, especially when you dance with a group of friends.

  • Debjani Sengupta Aug 26, 2018

    I love dancing. It makes me feel good. I have loved dancing since I was very young. I am an Indian classical dancer and a dance teacher teaching contemporary dance to young children. It teaches them to be physically fit, overcomes their fear of performance, develops creative thinking and helps them to learn to work with others.

  • Shivam Mehta Sep 12, 2018

    I dance because it makes me feel good and fresh. It enhances my mood.
    It also keeps us fits.
    These are the reasons why i dance.

  • Taylor Sep 24, 2018

    Dancing means many good, and surprisingly bad things to me. Starting with the good, I dance because it helps me build confidence on and off the stage, it helps me stay active and build strength, and it helps me relieve stress. On the other hand for me dancing can help me fit in a little more in school, which no I do not dance to build “popularity” or just because other people do. I do it for myself.

  • Nat Oct 1, 2018

    I’m more interested in why some of us *don’t* feel the urge to dance. Myself for example; I love music of all kinds and also love to watch a good dancer, but feel no urge whatsoever to actually get up there and do it, the opposite of anything, the idea of actually dancing myself makes me cringe! And it’s not that I *can’t* dance and need to learn, or have no rhythm (a recent online test put me in the top 3% when it comes to sense of rhythm and timing), I just don’t dance, never have. It’s a real shame because people who do are clearly having such a great time.

  • Dave Anderson Nov 5, 2018

    That is great that we dance for physical fitness, mental clarity and emotional stability. Maybe that would be good to put my son into so he can dance and get those three things. Looking back it would’ve been great if my parents put me in dance classes, but I guess it isn’t too late!

  • Leilani Lemieux Nov 16, 2018

    I love to dance, but over the years I have developed fibromyalgia in my spine I have bulging disc in my neck C1 through C5 are a little bit compromised, I blew out both knees I have vertigo . Despite all this I still love to dance and would love to take lessons are y’all going to have studios in the Shreveport Bossier City Louisiana area? Dancing sets your soul free. It speaks when nothing else does.

  • Khalil Nov 19, 2018

    we dance for it’s a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.

  • Debra L. Walker Dec 19, 2018

    Dance takes all my cares away!

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  • Danielle Lawrence Dec 31, 2018

    I am so proud of dance with me family keep up the good work I could not be anymore more that I am now I love ? you dance with me family

  • Suzie Bolger Feb 21, 2019

    Can’t wait to get started !! I’ve danced my whole life, but now i want it to be my primary hobby. It is simply a blast in every way imaginable.

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  • Lunard Jaffe Mar 19, 2019

    Hi Alex,
    I Dance for a Mental, Emotional and Physical Release.
    Dancing gives me an outlet to free myself from any stress I might have or had at the time and makes me Happy and others when they watch me do my Free-Style Dance Moves!
    I am the King of Sr. Freestyle Dance without exaggeration. No one can move like me for my age. There might me on A handful of persons in the World that might come close but not better then me. I move very fast in any direction and can turn on a dime. My spins are very fast and spontaneous! I sound conceited but I am not.
    I am the Real Deal and for Real!
    I can Sing and Dance too.
    I am an overall Entertainer.
    I use to Dance Professionally back the late 1970’s and early 80’sbin Major Clubs like Studio 54, Regimes and The Playboy Club too. Now I do in for enjoyment.
    Thanks for the opportunity to verbally express myself.
    You are Terriffic!
    All the Best..Lunard aka-Lou Jaffe

  • Mary Mar 21, 2019

    Thanks for sharing this excellent blog. Keep blogging!!!

  • Noelle Simones Apr 22, 2019

    I dance because it’s what I love. I love getting out on the floor and losing myself in the music. Dance is my life, my everything. It’s all I have.

  • Millie Hue May 15, 2019

    I totally agree when you said that dance can be used to show what you truly mean when words are not enough. That is actually the reason why I wanted to watch dance films too. It’s because I want to unwind that way since I have been really stressed at work due to the conflicts between schedule and bosses.

  • Angela Waterford May 20, 2019

    I think it’s a good idea for me to try dance classes for my wedding day if it would be the medium for me to express my feelings for my husband. Thanks for adding that it is how I will choose to remember the moments to come with my future husband. Since anyone can do it, I’m sure that I will be able to dance with him as well as long as we try.

  • Jacqueline Taylor May 26, 2019

    I love to dance; I took ballroom classes for 4 years and it gave me purpose, good health, clean fun, a great set of friends, and happiness. I miss and love dancing. Jacqueline

  • Tanvi baloon May 27, 2019

    Dancing is the only thing that helps me to prove myself ,show and express my feelings
    And it’s just a simple way of easing , getting relaxed slowly just moving your own body with ease on the beats and songs❤

  • Maria Kalaff May 31, 2019

    My dad was Luis Kalaff! He brought Merengue to the USA., and he was also a composer. I loved dancing when I was a little kid. It has always brought me SO much joy. However, being in the South of Alabama and not being able to dance, has put a dampen on my life.

    I always listen to latin music, and I dream of dancing always with my invisible partner!
    Thank you!

  • Thomas Jameson Jul 12, 2019

    Taking lessons at Dance With Me has changed my life!

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  • Judith Cohen Aug 11, 2019

    I dance because I use it to speak my mind sometimes. I dance when there is no pain. I dance because it makes me feel sexy. I don’t need perfection. I just like to move. I am very angry and saddened my husband NEVER wants to dance with me. I don’t know why and it breaks my heart and he doesn’t care.

  • Marcia Sep 10, 2019

    When i dance us To relieve stress and feel free like a brid.
    Nothing thinking about about work and stop letting others put me but focusing on doing me.

  • Diana Sep 27, 2019

    I adore dancing. Moving my body to music frees me to express without constraint. Dancing connects me to the music in no other way. The sounds and vibrations of the voices and instruments move though my body and if exciting enough, inspire me to move more and freely. I would love to be in NYC dancing with you all. I am currently in Ashland Oregon. Just to know I think this website and the joy you convey about dance is such a service to the art and to me. Hoping one day to dance in your studio. Diana

  • Norman Oct 24, 2019

    Since I’m uncertain how to respond to a specific individual I’ll respond here. I hope that is acceptable.
    “JUDITH COHEN AUG 11, 2019
    I dance because I use it to speak my mind sometimes. I dance when there is no pain. I dance because it makes me feel sexy. I don’t need perfection. I just like to move. I am very angry and saddened my husband NEVER wants to dance with me. I don’t know why and it breaks my heart and he doesn’t care.”

    Judith, speaking as a non-dancing husband, I strongly doubt his reluctance to dance has anything to do with you. Some of us simply find dancing, at least dancing in front of anyone, to be very stressful. I don’t recall ever having fun at a dance. Therefore I don’t go. It confused me when my wife was angry I didn’t take her dancing. She thought I was somehow ashamed of her. I was surprised anyone would WANT to go dancing. It simply never occurred to me.

    Good luck to you and your husband.

  • Helen Clark Nov 4, 2019

    Love music love dancing!

  • Jay Jorgenson Nov 7, 2019

    I like how you mentioned dancing is a way we show the world who we truly are and who we can be. My daughter loves to dance and especially dance ballet. Thank you for the information. I will search for a ballet dance school and sign her up so she can keep doing what she loves.

  • Marion Grantham Nov 19, 2019

    Very well said and written

  • shakti Nov 20, 2019

    I like your post. It is very helpful and it is very valuable.

  • Aya Nov 23, 2019

    Superb article, really impressed with the writer of this blog post. The design of the website is really amazing. I have bookmarked this page so that i can check all your new posts. Thank you for sharing!

  • Alexis Nov 30, 2019

    This is such a useful blog post! I’ve always wondered why people dance!

  • Bhumi Dec 12, 2019

    Thank you for sharing this information with us!

  • Bhumi Dec 23, 2019

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us Vyshanvie also teaches Bharatnatyam in Hyderabad I am learning from her for more information visit

  • Mark Deem Dec 29, 2019

    Why ballet? No point to it but a challenge of form and figure. It does not do anything for me. For me , it’s the mind.

  • Rekha Jan 27, 2020

    So true!

  • Rekha Jan 27, 2020

    Love it!

  • Athena Martinez Feb 5, 2020

    I dance to escape. To get lost in the music. I can create a fantasy with my moves and mind and forget the stresses of my day if only for a few minutes. Dancing makes me feel alive.
    I have yet to take a class, as I’m recovering from an injury. However, as soon as I’m physically able, I will sign up.
    I am starting a new life this year, starting over , moving forward and renewing old passions!
    Just dance !

  • Kelley Cope Mar 27, 2020

    Most often dance is my expression of inner joy. It is definitely the language of my heart and the vocabulary of my spirit. It is not a function of my brain for my mind is blissfully silent when I dance. It emanates from my soul, and I am so grateful for having had the opportunity to practice it all my life! My memory is not so good as I grow older, but my body “remembers” dances from 50 years ago. Its amazing.

  • Maame Akosua Mar 30, 2020

    i dance because it relaxes me

  • Dixie Crouch Apr 5, 2020

    Dance is in my blood! I’ve been dancing since I was 6 years old. Wish I had had the opportunity to take ballroom dancing when I was younger but at least it came into my life in my later years. We no longer have a ballroom studio where I live and it’s very sad. Thank you for you online classes during this stay at home.

  • kathleen kramer Apr 6, 2020

    Alex, thank you for the most Spiritual part of my morning today. You’ve lifted my memories of my heart in these trying times. Whoever wrote this should write inspirational blogs every day. This was one of the most touching reads I’ve had in while. Bless all of you.

  • Kelly May 16, 2020

    Dancing has always been a part of who I am. From childhood, I always felt that it was the one thing that made me feel good about myself. I didn’t take dance lessons until I was in college, and I just wish I had started sooner. Many years have passed and I hit a big milestone age this year. When Dancing with the Stars first aired, I fell in love with the show and wished I could take ballroom dance classes. That was always one of my bucket list dreams. Now that I’m at home, and discovered Dance with Me online, I am able to fulfill that bucket list dream! My background in dance has allowed me to learn the steps from professionals and feel good about myself again. Thank you so much for bringing this opportunity online and for giving me joy again! This is why I dance. It’s never too late!

    • Dance With Me May 18, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that with us Kelly! Comments like this make us love to dance with you even more!

  • Mako May 18, 2020

    ??Nako misll

  • Diane Misilewich Jun 12, 2020

    Dancing is one of the greatest forms of expression. It captures the rhythm, the mood, but the style is individual. It is a major release of stress and provides exercise in each movement. I am at my best when I am dancing!!!!

  • Michael Osborn Nov 13, 2021

    Folks might laugh at me and think of me as a prude, but I dance because it allows me to experience intimacy. I struggle with building relationships and dancing allows me the experience of holding hands, locking eyes with someone, and an overall connection of being close to someone. I enjoy the Country dancing especially the Country 2-Step.

  • Fabian Jan 23, 2022

    Great article, i was looking for this right approach, so thank you! Hope we can dance many more songs.

  • Terence Apr 11, 2022

    Hello, this is a fantastic post that demonstrates a fantastic approach to Dance. Overall, I enjoyed the blog and found the photos to be extremely entertaining. We are India’s Leading dance training Institute and we dance and teach dance because that is our dream and passsion.

  • Cynthia May 22, 2022

    I’ve danced most of my life. I started taking lessons at the Fred Astaire studios when my husband died many years ago. I have arthritis and regardless how I feel, somehow when I get on that dance floor I feel no pain.

  • Liz Jul 3, 2022

    I want to feel the love I had for dancing again ! This way I will re claim my passion for music playing with bodies

  • Dr. Joseph Anthony Vanore, Sr. Oct 29, 2022

    Dancing ?? ? is the artful expression of who I am in a spirit in connection and in relationship with another with similar magnitude … for myself, my partner, and for those that admire me and my partner …

  • Steven Dec 16, 2022

    I truly believe that dancing is another way of showing our emotions and expressing ourselves. Dancing helps the blood in your veins pump the positive vibration we all need to feel good about ourselves. Brings us happiness and passion in whatever we do in life. I haven’t started yet but I’m lookin forward to join. I do know how to move and dancing to the rhythm.



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