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On With The Dance! May 13, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Gratitude, Happiness.

Dance as if no one is watching, sing as if no one is listening; and live as if each day were your last! ~ Irish Proverb

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. ~ Martha Graham

If you’re already walking on thin ice ~ why not dance?

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. ~ William James

I love dancing and twirling in my big executive chair . . . it’s probably the real reason I like writing.

Dance then
Wherever you may be
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he
And I’ll lead you all
Wherever you may be
And I’ll lead you all in the Dance, said he

snoopy7The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place. ~ Barbara DeAngelis

On with the dance!  Let joy be unconfined. ~ Lord Byron

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1. viewfromtheside - May 13, 2011

lovely stuff, reminding me i should do it more often

nrhatch - May 13, 2011

Dancing always fills with me JOY!

Let’s dance on . . .

2. kateshrewsday - May 13, 2011

Nothing like a bit of Flatley to get the feet tapping, is there, Nancy? Lovely, exuberant post. I LOVE the girl in a red dress.

nrhatch - May 13, 2011

She’s lovely, isn’t she? I only wish I looked like that when dancing.

At least I don’t look like Elaine Benes 😀

3. Cindy - May 13, 2011

Love it 🙂

nrhatch - May 13, 2011

Thanks, Cin. Sidey’s themes are always FUN, but this one really made me smile. 😀

4. adeeyoyo - May 13, 2011

Wonderful – 😀

nrhatch - May 13, 2011

Thanks, Adee. On with the dance!

5. Tilly Bud - May 14, 2011

Your post made me want to dance!

Wonderful stuff. Love the quotes.

nrhatch - May 14, 2011

That’s the way I felt while gathering it together. When Flatley started dancing across the stage, I stood and joined him.

Glad no one was watching. 😉

6. William D'Andrea - May 14, 2011

In 2003 I attended a High School reunion, where I finally got to dance with the girl I had a secret crush on, at the end of my Senior Year. Finally! After 39 years! Then I could get on with my life!

nrhatch - May 14, 2011

That is so cool, William!

On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined.

7. William D'Andrea - May 14, 2011

I don’t usually like to watch dancers. When they appear on television, I use it as a time to go the refridgerator; except in old movies with Fred Astair, Ginger Rodgers, and the ones with Gene Kelly.
In the movie “Flying Down to Rio” Fred and Ginger perform the Carioca, in a major production number that lasts 14 minutes. In another movie, I think it’s “The Gay Divorcee” Fred dances with both George Burns and Gracie Alan, on the moving floor of a Fun House in an amusement park. While you’d expect amazing things like that from Fred, it’s not what you’d expect from George and Gracie, who were regular human beings, just like us!
Which means that regular folks like us, can also do amazing things, when given the opportunities.
Good morning George! Good morning Gracie! We should never say “Good-night” to them!

nrhatch - May 14, 2011

I enjoy watching dancers . . . in small doses. There’s a movie coming out that I’m anxious to see ~ Mao’s Last Dancer.


The guy doesn’t just dance . . . he flies and soars. Absolutely mesmerizing.

nrhatch - May 14, 2011

I also meant to say that I love old Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers films. Classy. 😀

8. gospelwriter - May 14, 2011

Love the quotes, especially that old Irish proverb – wish I’d remember to live like that every day…

nrhatch - May 14, 2011

Thanks, Ruth. When we take ourselves less seriously, we tend to stop worrying about our reputations with others. It’s very liberating.

Seize the day!

9. klrs09 - May 15, 2011

Oh thank you! Loved all the quotes about dancing. Thoroughly enjoyed the video — Michael Flatley certainly had the ‘magic’ – I’ve watched Lord of the Dance several times on television — and when he was dancing it, it was something utterly otherworldly and spectacular. Without him, it is simply good entertainment. His passion and exuberance always makes me smile and want to cry at the same time.

nrhatch - May 15, 2011

Exactly! Our purpose is to find our purpose and then pursue it with passion. He found his.

10. Tokeloshe - May 16, 2011

Great post!

nrhatch - May 16, 2011

Hi Tok! I was just headed round to read your post, Historical Village.

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