Dance Pak Blog: Candice October 13

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Just A Thought...


October 13, 2010

I am currently sitting at home, listening to some music, studying, and for those of you that know me, I have moved into one of my deep thoughts (one of those stop and stare into nothing kind of deep thoughts). It’s game day today, first home turf preseason game and my deep thought stemmed from, "why do I love it so much? Why do I love dance? What is about getting into that rehearsal 3 days a week, then stepping out on that court that makes me feel better about myself when I go home?"

For all those people out there that love something that inspires you, I have come to the conclusion that we share a very special gift. We have found something that can escape us from our harsh, or beautiful realities. For the two or three hours that I stand in rehearsal everything stops as I let the music and movement take over every thought going on in my head. I can escape.

But no, there is so much more that I feel about dance which exceeds just escapism. I dance for myself, I dance for joy, I dance for love, I dance to explore creativity, I dance to explore my dreams, I dance to inspire, to be inspired. I dance for words that I cannot explain verbally, it’s my best metaphor.

Dance is my shortcut to happiness.

There is so much more to my job that anyone can imagine, and I believe that every single member of the Dance Pak agrees. So today when I am out on that court, I will be dancing for all of these reasons, and it is just an amazing thing to share with a crowd of 20,000 people.

There’s just a thought, written out loud.

Let the season begin! See you all out there!