Last week Jess attended a dance at Cincinnati’s Music Hall featuring the Harry James Orchestra. But, it was more than a dance. It was a lesson. We’d like to contradict the popular saying of Dance like nobody’s watching and replace it with Dance like someone’s watching, and heres why.
5 Reasons you should ditch the phrase Dance like nobody’s watching and instead, Dance like someone’s watching.
- You get to be a extra. As one of America’s greatest dancers, Fred Astaire, said “Do it big, do it right and do it with style.” These dances, hosted twice a year by WMKV radio, are one of my favorite reasons to get all dolled up for a night on the town. I’ve learned that most people who enjoy big band music also appreciate a lady in gloves.
- You get to be a lady. As I watched everyone dance, wishing I had 1/10th of their talent, a slower song came on. My Grandpa leaned over and said “Thats about our speed isn’t it”. I can’t say I have ever received a sweeter invitation to join someone on the dance floor.
- Music is a free time machine.What I love most about music is that it connects me to memories, not just my own but my loved ones. Dancing with my grandpa, listening to him hum along to the tune of Harry James’ Orchestra is something I know I’ll remember whenever I hear that song.
- You meet new people. Surely if I’m dancing like no one is watching, I have no interest in dancing with someone other than myself (“sorry pal, you don’t exist.”). But, if you’re dancing like someone is watching, (“Hello sir, charmed I’m sure.”)
- When that someone asks you to dance, it feels like no ones watching. Whether you’re pining over the guy/ gal across the hall or you’re dancing the night away with your Grandpa/Grandma, let the music take you away. Someone was watching and once you’re with them, no one else matters.