When I was a toddler (so I’ve been told), my family was shopping in a major department store, in the TV section, when The Beatles came on The Ed Sullivan Show (a repeat). I heard the music and started dancing, causing the other shoppers to stop and watch me. (I was so cute!) The point of my story is that I loved dancing. I’m not sure why I was never given ballet lessons, but I wish I had.
When I was in my late 20’s, I finally took my first ballet class. Of course, it was too late to begin a dance career, and I quickly realized that I would never have been a professional dancer, but I fell passionately in love with ballet. I even had the opportunity to lead a church dance team for a time.
Not only did I love to dance, but I soon discovered that I loved to choreograph dance. It was like having a giant canvas that I could paint on!
My time dancing was short as injuries took over and my body refused to move as it once did. Now, I’ve got a new passion, but I have a feeling dance will always continue to be a part of my creative spirit.