- by Liz Berntson
Welcome, welcome, welcome! WELCOME!
Besides the fact that we’re getting a kick out of the fact that this is our official blog launch, naturally we’re super excited that this Saturday, April 29th is International Dance Day (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Dance_Day). In case you didn’t know, it happens to be observed on this day because it’s the birthday of Jean-Georges-Noverre (https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jean-Georges-Noverre).
Didn’t know you say? Not to worry – it’s tomorrow, you have a day to prepare!
So whether you decide to enroll in a class (http://www.danceprojectwh.org/register-online/), go see a performance (http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/dance-listings/events), rent a classic movie that happens to include our neighborhood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0438205/) or celebrate in your own special way (here are a few good ideas - http://www.dancemagazine.com/5-ways-celebrate-national-dance-day-2307024393.html), we encourage you to find a way to honor this art in a way that’s meaningful to you – to take a moment and reflect on the way or ways in which dance has brought beauty and knowledge to your life.
Here at Dance Project of Washington Heights we’ll be thinking of our students, parents, teachers and a community that make it possible for us to learn, instruct, motivate, excite and grow. Dance has allowed us to forge relationships, improve and discover our bodies and minds, tell our stories and to witness what others have to say – it is a nothing short of a privilege.
Happy International Dance Day to all.