To all my dear readers followers and friends.
I will be conducting the Weekend Dance workshops series begining this October 2019 @Pune India . Will be kicking off with the Jive Basics & Beyond Workshop starting this Sat and Sun 19th and 20 th Oct.
No prior dance experience is required for this workshop.
Dancing the Jive is one of my personal favorites. And yes this music makes you feel happy and alive.
You can’t help feeling great!
What it entails.
The course is spread over two days .
Focus will be of course be building on basics of the Dance and partnering skills .
Beyond the basics we will also be focusing on tips and tricks to make your dancing not only easy but enjoyable for you as well as your partner .
Every dance style has a special effect on us as dancers and this dance worshop will certainly keep you happily dancing.
If you are a beginner and want to learn to dance the basics and get dancing confidently on the floor this is just right you.
If you are a solo dancer but would like to learn to dance with a partner this is just perfect for you.
If you are the kind who sits out at parties for the fear of not knowing how to dance, may be this simplifies it all!
If you are looking to put on your dancing shoes and dance your heart out… Make sure you are there.
If you are looking to brush up your concepts and skills, this would be just right for you too.
Age is no bar to learn to dance.
Dancing is not just about the steps or how you dance but how you feel and how you make another feel as you dance.
So put on your dancing shoes and let’s meet on the dance floor!💃🙂💃
Ps. If you are looking to have a session at your city in a new venue
Kindly connect and we can also create and conduct special group dance workshops.
This year I celebrate my five years of being and serving as a Member of International Dance Council UNESCO
Sharing a note I wrote 5 years ago…
Have to certainly add that back in the 1960’s it was a visiting delegation from UN that had come to India who had got my dear father interested in learning these International Dances and later on teaching these dances as a hobby and now after all these years as his daughter, to have been certified by CID UNESCO I am touched indeed to say the least.
Thank you Dad for sharing with me this Magic of Dance. I am truly grateful that our simple dream of sharing the joy of Dancing by not only training people to dance but also specialising in applications of dance in holistic wellbeing through Dance Concepts, has been nominated to join UNESCO CID.
It surely connects the dots into a beautiful circle.
The prospect of working under the guidance of this phenomenal institution gives one unbelievable new strengths.
Learning to dance is indeed a ‘labour of love’ and I cherish every moment. How privileged we are to share this indescribable ‘magic of dance.’
Hoping to take the art of Dance to empower more and more people to sense and love the beauty of every movement in the moments called Life.
To dance is to get in touch with yourself.
To dance is to express yout own sense of rhythm.
To dance is to move from all of your heart.
To dance is to connect with the inner child within.
To dance is so much more than the moves you do, it is to tune into your own being.
To dance is to explore and express the connect you feel within you.
Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected.
Age is no bar to learn to dance !
This post is all about you!
Cos I would love to know more about you, my dear reader.
Would you be so kind as to share if you are fond of dancing…
Do you dance?
And if the music is right …
Would you prefer to dance solo or with a partner?
I do believe dancing from the heart has much to do with your wellbeing.
As a dance trainer over the years, I have come across many people to whom movement and music have made a huge difference in their lives.
Have always seen that it is not about the level or the intricacies of the steps or advanced techniques…
Rather it is about how you feel as you dance from within and how you make and leave another feeling even after the dance is over.
A few minutes of enjoyable dancing can leave lasting impressions on every cell of the being for the better.
Whatever the music or dance style that appeals to you the point is it integrates your healing mode and brings forth a positive transformation in the mind and body.
This is my humble attempt to bring the like-minded together and motivate you to take a step and dance some more.
As you dance you are creating health in and around you.
Do share if you feel dance has touched your life in any way…
Would be great to hear your insights and experiences.
Have shared many of my personal experiences over the years with my Dance for wellness workshops.
Here are some links
Magic of movements https://www.bebee.com/producer/@savvy-raj/magic-of-the-movements
You Most Certainly Can Dance https://savvyraj.com/2018/03/01/you-most-certainly-can-dance/
You lead I follow: I lead, you follow … Life is a dance! https://savvyraj.com/2018/11/27/you-lead-i-follow-i-lead-you-follow-life-is-a-dance/
Behind the Beautiful
Are often inexplicable truths
Behind the dare
Are often unbearable circumstances
Behind the victory
Are often countless defeats
Behind the smiles
Are often gutwrenching griefs
Behind the wisdom of silence
Are often heartbreaking stories.
Behind the scenes of glory
Are often those unspeakable truths
Of lives lived and living
In hope beyond the despair
Of wins beyond the losses.
Of success beyond the failures
Like each facet is necessary
For the diamond to truly sparkle!
Each phase is full of purpose
For everything matters to the whole.
When the heart is glad, the feet are ready to dance, when the feet dance, the heart is glad!
Dancing is the joy in being awake to the miracle of being alive.
And dancing hearts know it best!
Life is a dance …
Be inspired to dance.
A little everyday.
To move to unshackle
The unnecessary, let go of tensions
Ease into align the body and mind
Inculcate a loving spirit.
Learn to relax and enjoy life!
Every little reminder
That helps us to get up and move
Helps us to be happier souls .
Every step can make a difference.
Take a step… dance on to life!
And here is song just for you
To kickstart a move…
I dont know about you …but I feel
Better when I am dancing!
Dance is the innate nature of Creation. Nature is dancing all around us…
Rain is the dance of the clouds
Flowing is the dance of the water
Waves are the dance of the ocean
Melting is the dance of the ice.
Breeze is the dance of the wind.
Swaying is the dance of the trees
Blooming is the dance of the flowers
Sprouting is the dance of the seed.
Flickering flames,the dance of the fire
Murmuring, the dance of the birds
Dunes are the dance of the desert
Twinkling stars are the dance of the sky.
Thoughts are the dance of the mind
Actions are the dance of the body
Atoms are the dance of space
Evolution is the dance of life.
A dancing heart enlivens us to fine-tune with our surroundings , adding joy, self confidence and positivity!
My humble tribute to the dancing spirit of my lovely, lively daughter with a heart filled with the dance of Love. 💃🏻💃🏻💐❤😘😍
Few days ago on International Dance day… I received this beautiful poem by my dear mother.
Sharing the few verses above penned by her and her words to me as well.
It truly made my day!🙏
Our universe is full of waves of energy. And all life is energy in varied forms .
In the subatomic level all is vibrational and moving .We are all pulsating oceans of energy fields. This very waves of energy is what makes us unique as we are in ourselves and in the way we interact with one another.
Sometimes these waves of energy are seemingly stagnant and at times moving in momentous speed.
Life is full of vibrations. Sometimes you sense its brilliance and at other times it is so subtle and subjective to our level of understanding at that point in life. Yet there are reasons for why you emit the vibrations that you do. And it’s all interconnected.
From the food, you eat your choices have a way of influencing your body and your body affects the way you feel and think.
Our thoughts have much to do with our emotions and thus the behaviour of every cell is affected in a relational way to another.
Some simple ways to raise your positive vibrations…
Smile and laugh more
Spend time in nature
Have a hobby
Support a cause
Exercise, dance & play
Listen to soothing music
Eat vegetables and fruits
Drink adequate water
Think well for one and all!
And most of all
Love life and live it lovingly!
A good dancer invites you on a journey
You choose to flow along if you wish
Never in compulsion but in emulsion
Of the spirit of the moves
In unison from the heart of the art
In emulation of the joy of the dance
That frees you into acknowledging
The rhythm within so divine.
Listening to the melody in reverance
Tuning to the beat of the distant drums
Movements in momentous vibrance
Then all is harmony in the symphony.
‘To dance is to be able to glide as if you are as light as the air and soar in grace, as you feel the wind enveloping yet beckoning you to scale new heights of harmonious effusion’.
An old student from years ago, and a doctor by profession sent this forward below on the benefits of dance today, saying he saw this and remembered me. I was truly touched.🙂
Yes my years spent teaching dancing have been truly rewarding and continues to enrich creatively in every moment .
I remembered writing and conducting workshops on this very subject of dance application and health enrichments many years ago and had called it’ Just a dance every day’!
Glad to share it here with great joy… And I thank my student & dear Doctor friend for remembering me after all these years.
Dancing has the ability to change the inner you for the better with external movements. MRI Scans shows that the same neurons are fired when you watch some one else dance , as it would if you are dancing yourself .
Dancing also fosters empathy, elevates mood and has the power to spread smiles….making people experience emotions which they may have never felt possible too.
In a study conducted in Italy on cardiac patients who took waltz classes not only did they develop healthier arteries,and reducing of blockages , but also reported to be in much better spirit than those who took exercise classes like cycling and treadmill..
The expressive aspect of dance releases pent up emotion and is godsend for those who find it difficult to communicate verbally.
As actions at times speaks louder than words dancers can simply bring out what they want to say in the movements.Thus dancing restores the equilibrium of the mind and body .
Dancing with a partner makes you think beyond yourself and empathise with another. Everyday if you are able to get some time to dance a bit, its a beautiful holistic way that helps in paving the way to a happy healthy, healing harmonious you.
As a dance educator and trainer…while teaching and sharing social dancing skills one of the important learnings we work on is the understanding of the art of leading and following. Both very significant for any kind of partner dancing as much as in life itself. After all, life is a dance and dance imitates life!
Do share your take on leadership. I would be keen to understand how you see it impacting your life and work.
The strength of support and flow of movements while dancing together is based on the connection established and that marks the quality of leadership in question.
To Dance is to live in the moment joyfully!
Happy New Year 2019 Keep Dancing
& Enjoy Living!!
This note above has a true story that happened with me…. I have published it in my earlier article called the Magic of Movements.
This is one of those moments when writing and sharing stories from our lives bring us a deep sense of connection… with our readers and ourselves in gratitude for the learnings. And there is that sense of magic through words.
This is an old story but to me, but sharing it evokes the same poignant feeling of fond memories of the people that are attached to it
Here is the story if you would like to read.
The Magic of Movements