Happy Dance Day!

I love dancing! Be it dancing alone in my room or dancing on a stage in front of a crowd, or dancing in the rain, dancing gives me the thrills!

Dancing alone in the house is one of the best feelings in the world. I like to sway with the tunes of my favorite songs and end up doing a mixture of Bollywood and Bharatanatyam steps with a tinge of contemporary or ballet dance steps (that I’ve seen on Youtube) thrown into the mixture! It’s one of the most exhilarating moments when I’m listening to a song and it makes me want to get up and dance, so I get up and dance my heart out! It gives me such a happy rush! And the good thing is that there’s no one watching you! You can jump like a monkey, turn around and around and around until you get dizzy and sing loudly until you get hoarse without worrying about what other people will think.

Dancing on stage is a whole different experience! It involves a lot of getting ready and revising the choreography in my head at the last minute and trying to control my nerves before going on stage, but all my fear melts away once I start dancing. There’s just something about dancing under the stage lights that makes me feel happy. The jewelry reflecting a rainbow of colors under the lights. Pink light falling on half of my face and yellow light falling on the other half. The stage resounding from my footwork. The sound of ghungroos ringing together in synchrony. Seeing your parents beaming in the audience, watching you. It is a truly gratifying experience!

Happy International Dance Day!

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