Funstuff and Inspiration > Why do you dance?

Discussion in 'Funstuff and Inspiration' started by Kits, May 5, 2010.

  1. Kits

    Kits New Member

    I don't know why but whenever a dance instructor asks me that-I just wish that they wouldn't. I don't really know why I like to dance. Is the answer, because it makes me happy enough? Because it is building up my self esteem. I wish I had a better answer to it...How do you respond?
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  2. waltzgirl

    waltzgirl Active Member

    Those are great answers. They are part of why I dance, too. Instructors ask that so that they can tailor their teaching to their student's needs. Someone who says "I'm very competitive and want to win competitions" is different from someone who says "So I can have fun and meet new people at socials."
  3. flashdance

    flashdance Active Member

  4. Kits

    Kits New Member

    oh ok. I thought they are like looking for a deep answer. I told my one instructor yesterday that I like to dance because its my passion. My mind was blank because he just taught me all of this new stuff. I felt silly...
  5. waltzgirl

    waltzgirl Active Member

    Passion runs pretty deep! :D
  6. flashdance

    flashdance Active Member

    I'd probably say the same thing to him! nothing wrong or silly with what you said imo :cool: Passion is a strong word, means a lot of things :)
  7. Kits

    Kits New Member

    ah I see. Thanks guys :) I feel better now. My boyfriend can see its my passion. He told me the other day that he has never seen me so happy about something.
  8. Active Member

    I danced because I was forced to. I dance because it creates a world away from the one I am currently living in.
  9. Aura

    Aura Active Member

    Dancing is just as much a part of me as my arm or leg, and if it were taken I'd be devastated.
  10. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    a dream world...
  11. ktia85

    ktia85 Member

    I get this question a lot, and a lot of the time I dont know what to say. To be honest my reason has changed since I first started. At first I just wanted to learn to dance, now it has become a passion and I have become competitive with it.
  12. CCdance

    CCdance Active Member

    That's a GOOD answer, simple powerful words....

    I dance because I love it, it makes me happy and free :)
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  13. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    to get in touch with my artistic side...offering a balance to my career in medicine

    to make my wife happy and have a quality outlet for time and energy we can share together

    to remain athletic and slightly competitive:eek:

    coz i look hot in a Latin shirt..:rolleyes:

    oh and what CCdance said:)
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  14. anntennis

    anntennis Active Member

    Sometimes I wonder why and do not find answers, but cannot stop..
  15. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    There's a very old answer to the question ...

    "Because the music is playing " .
  16. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    My simplest answer: I dance because it's fun. Whether I'm on a competition floor or at a social venue, it always makes me smile. For those moments when the music is playing and I'm on the floor, my stress disappears and its like nothing else matters in the world.
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  17. JoeB

    JoeB Active Member

    Because women look at me funny if I just walk up and ask to hold them for three minutes.
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  18. markc

    markc Member

    For me, the question is two-fold:

    Q: What got you into it?
    A: my daughter was getting married. Being the engineer that i am, i began looking at the father-daughter dance and realized I didn't have a clue. So my wife and i signed up for Ballroom 101 at the local community college.

    Q: What keeps you in it?
    A: It's one of the few emotional expressions I'm good at. I can't sing, play a musical instrument, act, or any of those things. But I can dance, and express my emotions that way - whether it's happy, sad, passionate, or intimate, I can find it in dancing, and I need that in my life.
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  19. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    It makes me happy in the moment, but also leaves me feeling good about all the people that I danced with and about myself. It is good exercise and helps me to have good health. It seems to be a way to prevent Alzheimer's disease. For me the list goes on and on so I don't understand why someone would not want to be doing this but of course they don't know what I know! Maybe this forum will help! :)
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  20. KPomPom

    KPomPom Member

    For the mental well-being it grants me. It's the only time I'm completely out of my own head and 100% in the present moment (you have to be! It takes so much work!) It also has the two-fold benefit of increased physical well-being. So really, why doesn't everyone do it?
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