The Heart of Valentine’s Day is taking the time to express love and appreciation we feel. While we most often think of others on this day of love, we need to also think of ourselves. Whether you have a partner or you are unattached, the best gift you can give is the gift of dance.
“Attention is the most basic form of love.” — John Tarrant
For couples, partner dance allows each person to focus and attend to the other person in ways they simply do not and cannot off the dance floor. For the time you are dancing together, all of your other thoughts and worries take a back seat, and you focus on each other. Moving to the music, creating the dance together, this is real romance.
If you have no partner, you, too, should come learn to dance. Your dance teacher can be your partner, and everyone dances with everyone else at our practice parties. To find a great partner, learn to be a great partner. Don’t wait for someone to dance with; dance and be joyful, and you will find you attract people to you.
So whether you have a Valentine this February or not, make a date to come out and try dancing. Spread the word. Dance brings us together.