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You Most Certainly Can Dance

You Most Certainly Can Dance

A short story of inspiration for beginners learning to dance!
A pleasant Sunday morning, finds me in a new venue, a family club actually for my dance workshops in the suburbs of Mumbai , well it was a start of something new, so there I stood before my new batch of learners. I notice a lovely couple  had brought their daughter of five along with them. Being a parent myself I understand the limitations of nuclear parenting in Mumbai and the fact that there are times that one has to just take the kids along where you want to go, as sometimes, there is no one you could leave them safely with.

The keen observer in the picture is the little girl  I have written about  🙂

I smiled at the little girl who gave me a warm smile back. Very sweet I thought! Soon enough I began the session with the usual round of introduction to the dance form and then went on with the basic step of swing. I was quite busy with the parents and just had a cursory glance the little girl who I saw amusing herself standing near the corner where a couple of chairs were stacked.I went about explaining about the beat, counts and the rhythm and the body positioning and was halfway through the session . I was engrossed in teaching so much that I was suddenly jolted with a soft but insistent tap on my arm. I turned and was absolutely amazed when the little girl showed me the basic step with perfect timing to music. The little girl had carefully observed what I was doing and imbibed it for sometime standing quietly in the corner and once she was confident she came up to me silently for approval.
I was clearly bowled over by the power of observation and interest in this child. Many a times with power of observation we can master all that we want to by our-self , provided we have the determination to focus on our goals.
The little child’s brain had mapped a visual imagery of the step clearly, and was able to recall it at will even though she had not practiced it half the number of times her parents had… along with me.

 The power of observation has no age barrier, some are gifted and some have to develop the latent power within, but  we all certainly have it within us to  reap the potential of this power.So do care to see a little beyond the denials and negations just trust and believe you can dance and then You Most Certainly Can Dance!



This was first written for my dance students and future learners, a couple of years ago .But I felt it can be shared  for the power of perseverance and belief makes all the difference ! 


  • We are all unique in our movements , so we must strive to find our own path to fulfillment , wherein lies our success. Success follows whenever we move with the strength of intention to learn to dance !
  • Take a step , start dancing today ! Make dancing a way of life, To find out more about learning to dance at your pace…
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The Healing Touch


Have you really touched someone today

Have you been embraced with expansive love

Have you felt like reaching out with all your heart

Have you held another’s hand in your hand…

Great is the healing in a caring touch

One handhold can lift a broken spirit

One hug can heal another soul

One step to reach out can tug another’s heartstrings

One touch of kindness can make all the difference….

Great is the healing in a caring touch                            

Both life and living can at times turn cold

When the children grow and empty their nests

When life becomes too busy to be

When relationships start to lose their meaning

When tired bodies, leaves one forlorn

When thoughts seem to turn anxious

When moments seem to drag

When a sense of utter loneliness prevails

Whenever there are feelings of helplessness…

Remember to reach out and hold a needy hand…

As the power of healing is in a caring touch.

Savvy Raj


About the Author:

Ms Savvy Raj is a Member of the International Dance Council UNESCO the official worldwide organisation for all forms of dance. As a Dance Educator and Corporate Wellness Trainer, she conducts workshops in Social Dances, Holistic Well-Being as well as Personal Effectiveness. She is a certified adult trainer who uses the creative medium of dance towards bringing empathetic consciousness in her students. Using International Social dance forms and a variety of improvisational techniques as well as creative movement exercises she brings forth the human connect in it all. Working towards the development of an individual through dance applications and nurturing in the learners an enthusiasm to see and live life positively.

Savvy is also Certified Graphologist who pursues this as a hobby in her spare time along with a passion for writing, painting, poetry, drawing, sketching and designing.

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AUROVILLE A city of Dawn.

 A Dawn of Consciousness

Understanding Auroville

The Idealism in principle

 and its pragmatism in purpose!

Is it …

A Dream of divinity

A Manifestation of hope in humanity

 Mystical in its simplicity

Solution for  complexities

Propagating human connectivity

Promoting life in peace of unity

Amazingly serene

Anointed space

An Inspiring yet charmingly unassuming coastal wonder

Magnetic aura of majestic matrumandir

An act of meditative deliberation

Of  grace in effort and goodwill

Simple living  deeper consciousness

A gathering of like-minded

Artists who can create unhindered

By material worries

Bridging gaps

Of Humanity consciousness

With no ownership rights

Of land  and living

In the cycle  of evolution

Equality and  brotherhood

Free will and intention

Go hand in hand.

Giving back to society 

In useful ways

Volunteering and supporting

For others and  self

Mutually coexisting

A  green habitat for future living

Peaceful life in peaceful means.

 Creativity thrives in every realisation

of the eternal soul freedom

The need to unshackle the boundedness

Anf move beyond bane of  belonging

Knowing energy abounds in  conscious living

Moving towards  infinite unity of  the heart  in purpose

Powered by practice in perseverance.

My trip to Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu could never be complete and fulfilling without receiving the gift of being in Auroville the universal town. And what’s mystical is that it leaves you with a sense of nonchalant wonder and awe of everything about it every time .And like the pleasure of a puzzle that begins to fit in bits and pieces, I sense the rapture of its plenitude in quietude as its silence and bustle both speaks to my heart.

 The name Auroville is derived from Sri Aurobindo, or Arvind Ghosh, a revolutionary, visionary, philosopher and sage who is very well known in India and whose revolutionary endeavours against the British regime predate those of Gandhi.

Auroville is in Viluppuram district mostly in the state of Tamil Nadu, India with some parts in the Union Territory of Puducherry in South India. It is an experimental township in the making dedicated to the ideal of human unity based on the vision of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa and designed by architect Roger Anger.

Mirra Alfassa, known to her followers as’ The Mother’, was the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo. Her full name at birth was Blanche Rachel Mirra Alfassa. She came to Sri Aurobindo’s spiritual retreat on 29 March 1914 in Pondicherry, India.

The ideals of Auroville are beautiful. Here is the charter, as drafted by ‘The Mother:’

  • Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But, to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the divine consciousness.
  • Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.
  • Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realisations.
  • Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual human unity.

The Dream of Divinity 

Auroville is said to be a manifestation of the Mothers dream … of Divine Will of the Universal Consciousness.

 Envisioning a dream of such magnitude is empowering humankind with purpose and direction. Actualizing a dream is a lifetime commitment on the path of conscious awakening.

To live and coexist without disturbing the sentiments of a mini congregation of the world in representation calls for fortitude from its citizens and its council.

In deep respect for The Mothers universal dream and the Aurovilleans collaborative endeavour and in the enterprise of creating a peaceful and integrated habitat for human unity.

Am grateful for the beautiful times spent here at Auroville ….and hoping to be back sooner than later.


Savvy Raj

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