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Your dance vocabulary…

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I recently watched Bahaia’s “Combinography” video. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of the content overall, but this one line was so well articulated, I had to share it with you!

“Your dance is a way of expressing yourself. Would you like your dance to be more like a poem or an encyclopedia?
While there’s a lot of knowledge in an encyclopedia, it might not be as expressive as a poem. A poem takes only a few words. So your dance could take only a few steps and still express more about you than all of the steps you know which could fill an encyclopedia.”

Yes! I often remind my students that one really meaningfully executed move, done with intention and passion, can be far more enthralling than the same move done three or four times with nothing behind it.

Be a poem! Thanks, Bahaia!

Shay
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Shay Moore is the director and primary instructor at Deep Roots Dance in Seattle, WA. She loves writing, movies, costuming, knitting, cooking, and bellydance to the moon and back again; and loves her amazing husband and doggies even more than that.

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