Dancing in Public
As the weather continues to be nice, I can’t help but think of all the ways dancers are taking their talents outside! I know last weekend there were many jigs being performed in St. Patrick’s Day Parades. It’s a little nerve wrecking, performing with a big open space instead of a dancers predictable confines of a stage. With warm weather brings festivals, parties, parades and more reasons to be entertained.
This Spring, District Dance will be taking a small performance group to the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival to perform a vibrant tap dance on a stage for festival enthusiasts and passers by! This is such an opportunity that dancers don’t forget, which is why we couldn’t pass it up.
These are the times when dancers have to be prepared for anything to happen. It could rain, the sun could shine directly into your eyes, the floor might not be perfect for the type of dance being performed, but . . . The show must go on! Many times dancers have put on a smile and danced their hearts out in less than perfect conditions. This makes them stronger performers all around. Cheers to anyone stepping outside their comfort zone.
I want to wish a “break a leg” to District Dance’s CM dancers as they take the stage for what hopes to be the first of many public performances this year.