“Are we human, or are we dancer?” – asks The Killers in their song.
Is there any difference between human being and a dancer?
For most of my life, I was just a human – rational being, able to making decisions and feeling emotions. After several years of dancing, I’ve become a dancer – inspiring being, the artist having a vivid imagination, extremely creative and open to the environment.
What distinguishes a dancer? A big passion for dance and music. Just play the beat, and you will see it in his/her eyes and movement.
A dancer has different priorities than others. While being just a human, I was collecting money for all inclusive holidays and a new dress. While being a dancer, I’m collecting money for workshops, contests around the world, dance camps (and shoes). That’s my all inclusive vacations.
A dancer has different dressing style. We love oldschool clothing, big sweatshirt and of course shoes – the best friend of a dancer. Comfortable, sophisticated sneakers are just the must have for us. I have about fifteen, I adore all of them and always looking for a new pair.
Couple years ago, when I went to a party at the club, all I wanted was to have fun, get drunk and meet new people. It is still correct, but there is something new. Now, when going to the club, I wanna hear good beats and feel the vibe. I wanna have dancers around me, share the passion, skills and knowledge, do training, make a circle and learn from them new moves and exercises. The best thing, is to finish the party in the morning, completely sweaty and tired but at the same time happy with the expectation for the next party.
And at the end, dancer thinks differently. A normal human thinks about casual stuff, what to eat and what to do in the evening. A dancer thinks about music, new steps, new dance video on YouTube, about training, other dancers and always looking for inspiration around. The usual going to the store, or waiting for the bus is not that usual while being a dancer. You can see, that a dancer has always headphones on the ears, and is in another world. Probably just creating new steps or imagining the dance battle of the life. Or some of them are just smoothly bouncing to the beat.
What I can say at the moment is that becoming a dancer was a very good decision…