Happy National Dance Day

Isn’t dance amazing?!

There is something magical about the combination of music with movement that gets into your soul and takes you on a magical journey.

People all over the world of every color, race and gender share a common love of dance as a way to communicate a story, express an emotion and bring a community of people together in celebration, joy and purpose.

Dance truly is a universal language.

It is no surprise that shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars” are such wild successes. They are “feel-good” bits of entertainment that leave us uplifted and inspired.

And how can we speak about dance without mentioning the amazing Ellen DeGeneres who LOVES to dance and appreciates it so immensely. She is one of the dance communities greatest supporters.

As a proud mom to three amazing little competitive dancers I have seen first hand the dedication, focus and commitment young dancers put into their craft. And as someone who isn’t exactly the most coordinated girl in the world, I have a deep appreciation for what goes into creating a piece of dance.

I am in awe of how immersed the choreographers become in the routine and how they create and then convey it, teach it, fine-tune it and shape it, along with the dancers, to its final beautiful story.

After a year of watching our little flash mob dance video travel around the world and seeing all the inspiration it has provided people…I am left humbled, inspired and, once again, amazed at the power of dance to unite and connect people soul to soul.

So on this magnificent day, National Dance Day, I celebrate the gift of this fabulous art form with the launch of a mission to collect INSPIRING stories of how dance influences our lives.

We will be collecting stories from dancers of all ages and disciplines-boy and girls, men and women-from choreographers, judges, studio owners, teachers, and people whose lives have been impacted by watching dance.

I invite you to watch this video then visit our Facebook FanPage for more details on how to submit your story.

Share your goosebumply, inspiring, uplifting story about why you “Believe Dance is Amazing” and be part of our unfolding collection of amazing dance stories. Please pass this along to anyone you know who has an inspiring dance story. Submit by email by September 30, 2011 to IBelieveDanceIsAmazing@gmail.com

Enjoy your day and try to carve out a few minutes to dance…it feeds the soul.

Thank you for being a part of this journey. Never stop believing one person can make a difference…that one person is YOU!
With love and gratitude,
Kim xo
Inspired friend
Founder of the global grassroots movement, “I Believe She’s Amazing”

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