Dancers are actors. We use our bodies to tell stories, and your face and head are part of your body. Any time I see a dead-faced dancer during a performance, I lose all interest. We teach our dancers that facial expressions and emoting are just as, if not more, important as having proper placement of your limbs. Even when you are out of breath and about to collapse on stage, your job is to tell the story. If that means keeping your giant smile on, then you better smile! How does this translate?
We all know those overly emotional people at work, on Facebook, in our friend groups. The ones who over share or can’t seem to hold it together. Life can throw some pretty unexpected and tough situations our way, no doubt, but sometimes we just have to put on a happy face. We have to do it for those who depend on us. Stay positive and face each day with a smile, and the world will smile with you!
This is just one of the amazing lessons that dance teaches people of all ages. Interested in starting your dance journey? Click here to trial a class for free.