Dancing (Photo credit: merlinprincesse)

Let’s dance! Dancing is great exercise.  It can be social or solitary. Dancing can be fun. it can be a form of self expression. Dancing can teach us about cultures and traditions. Dancing can be a way to share history. July 27th is National Dance Day.

On of the first traditional, social dances I remember learning was the “Glow Worm”. As a teen, disco dances like “The Hustle” were the rage. I currently  live in a community where polkas are the norm.

There are many styles and types of dancing: folk, square, ballroom. swing, line, tap, ballet, jazz, break….the list goes on.

Take some time to dance – by yourself or with others. Explore dancing and movement with a child or an older loved one.

Looking for some musical inspiration? Here are a few songs about dancing or dances to get you going:

  • Alley Cat
  • And the Band Played On
  • At the Hop – Danny and the Juniors
  • Ball and the Jack –
  • Begin the Beguine – Cole Porter
  • Bunny Hop
  • Charleston
  • Cheek to Cheek – Fred Astaire
  • The Chicken Dance
  • Dance to the Music – Sly and the Family Stone
  • Do the Bus Stop – Fatback Band
  • Do the Monkey – The Wiggles
  • Footloose – Kenny Logans
  • I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
  • La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
  • The Locomotion – Little Eva
  • Macarena
  • Roll Out the Barrel
  • Tennessee Waltz
  • The Time Warp – from Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • The Twist – Chubby Checkers
  • Twist and Shout – Isley Brothers
  • Varsity Drag

So have fun! Move your body! Let’s dance! Just remember…

Wayne Dyer quote

Wayne Dyer quote

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