“Go out in the world and work like money doesn’t matter; Sing as if no one is listening; Love as if you have never been hurt; and Dance as if no one is watching…” Anon
Dj Mam’s feat Doukali & Soldat Jahman – Hella Decalé
I love dance. I love dance combined with superb music that makes you get up and go for it. I love when dance is also part of an exercise routine. Since I jumped into Zumba, feet first, I haven’t looked back. The song above is my favorite and on my top ten list. We dance to it at a pretty fast, high impact pace in my class and I love the rhythm of this French/Arabic Hella Decalé song. I don’t know what the full lyrics are or what the song means completely, but it is a blast. Get up and join me… c’est pas compliqué il suffit d’accelerer, c’est pas compliqué c’est le hella decalé! Come, let’s dance!
Janelle is an amazing performer/dancer and I could watch her perform any day, all day long. She has a unique way of moving her body, and her music will make you want to dance along with her too. What I love about dance music is that we can enjoy it at any age. There is no reason to shy away from a chance to move the body, it is vital for our health and mind to stay active, and we can choose our songs too. More below… 😉
“It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won’t be taken who cannot seem to give. And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live.” Bette Midler
Dj Mam’s Feat Soldat Jahman & Luis Guisao – Zumba He Zumba Ha
The wonderful thing about dance as a form of exercise is that it’s like playtime when you take a dance class; time flies as you dance away and it feels like a fun time spent at a high energy party. There isn’t the nasty pain that is typical with certain types of exercise, and the effect on the abs/abdomen is fantastic; especially with Zumba. This is another song by the same group and if I could perform with them, and with Janelle, that would awesome. As for an instrument, the drums would do… Why not?
“On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined” Lord Byron
Chorégraphie – Zina Morena – Dj Mam’s Feat Luis Guisao & Doukali
I love dancing to all kinds of music and honestly, it doesn’t matter what form of dance you choose as long as you get up and move… 😉 By the way, another exercise form I love is spinning. Spinning is a form of high intensity, indoor cycling that is set to high energy music. There is dance in there too. In my Spin class, the instructor plays music that makes you move and takes you to a place where your adrenalin is pumping and your energy level is so high, it is exhilarating. I feel the same way when I dance too and I can’t imagine life without music and dance…. So what’s stopping you? Would You Like To Dance…? What are your thoughts? Would you like to dance with me? What type of music gets you on your feet? When was the last time you danced with sheer joy and abandon? Do share! Thank you. 🙂
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Plinky: Name a musical artist or group that you’d enjoy performing with. Any specific song you’d want to play? Would you sing or play an instrument?
Positive Motivation Tip: Dance and Music are two doorways to our creative self… We can improve our physical and mental fitness even as we enjoy them.
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