Dance Is Music Made Visible

Dance is music made visible. It’s so true. Give music to a dancer and we can’t help but move to the beat!

I believe we are all dancers.

Of course, some of us have more training than others. And some of us are terribly awkward! But you know what?

We all have a desire to interpret music through movement, no matter what experience level you may be.

Dancing in the club. Grooving in the shower. Bouncing to your favourite Stevie Wonder track in the car.

And the best part? No two dancers are alike. We’re all unique. As it should be.

Dancing gives us an outlet to express our individualism while connecting to something universal. And what better way to make an instant connection to someone, than to dance?

This plaque was a gift from my niece, which I proudly display at the dance studio. Have you seen it?

When you hear the music, do what comes natural. As Lady Gaga puts it: “Just Dance! It’ll Be OK!”

Tell me, what does this quote mean to you, and how does dance make you feel?

– Shawn B

Published by shawnbyfield

Shawn Byfield is a certified public speaker, expert dance coach and entrepreneur. A National authority in dance and veteran in entertainment, film and fashion, Byfield is a DORA AWARD winning choreographer, GEMINI AWARD nominee, and BLACK CANADIANS AWARD nominee. Shawn Byfield loves to travel nationally as an inspiring mentor, adjudicator, public speaker and choreographer.

One thought on “Dance Is Music Made Visible

  1. I’ve always felt my body reacting to music in a similar way that some people who picture colours through hearing sounds, or see numbers from sound. It’s like, to us, dance is a code for the music we hear, and we react and translate it for the world around us.

    I dunno, I’ve always felt this way; sometimes I just cannot help dancing to what I hear.

    So I make videos like these… http://vimeo.com/4221047

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