So even though the first week of dance is very stressful—not because anything is going wrong but we’ve been in isolation for six months and now there are all these new protocols, etc. and it’s just a huge transition. BUT—speaking of transitions—I do have to say that I’m shocked and thrilled and so happy that I am dancing better than I have in years! I’m able to do everything; I get down on the floor and stretch with the kids and I get up and dancing with the kids and I am having an absolute blast showing off and I just can’t believe it. I’m not just a dance teacher anymore—I’m a dancer again! And I love it! And it’s HARD—dance not only requires all those physical things (endurance, strength, flexibility, etc.) but the technique is so demanding and aesthetic and technical and emotional and expressive. It’s just the most perfect, most complete, most holistic discipline one can imagine. And I’m back.
“There is a fatigue so great the body cries out even in its sleep.” -Martha Graham