We are all one, big family

This is not only about dance, it’s about being a family.
World dance family.

When someone becomes a dancer, the world is slowly changing.

That person starts to spend more and more time at the dance school, on training or on the dance hall. It also means getting to know new people – other dancers, who become very important in life after some time. Dancers become a dance group. Team. Friends. Later on, SECOND FAMILY. After spending some time together, preparing for the competitions, they start to know each other better and better. They start to speak the same language, dance language. They know exactly the dance style of each person in the group, they are able to predict their moves, and learn from each other. From day to day, they start to spend more time together and it’s not only on the training but also after. Thinking together what to do, where to go, what to eat and finally, they start to support each other when having problems. In good times and bad times, always.
All of it is called family, dance family and it’s priceless.

Taking part in competitions, workshops and dance events in various cities, gave me a chance to be a witness of the dance support in the whole dance community. Even tho, the hip hop dancers have a battle, they “fight” against each other and compete, it is a healthy rivalry. Maybe it doesn’t look like, because everyone has an angry face, but there is no place for violence, verbal abuse and judgment in dance.

We – dancers, have a respect for each other. Of course, it is still a competition, and the dancers are jealous that someone else has better moves, or went further. But the shared passion to dance is something what wins here. Everyone is grateful for the opportunity to be among the other dancers. They smile, have fun, greet and last but not least support each other and cheer on.

No matter where is the dancer from, how old is he/she, what language does he/she speak.
Dancers are one big family, with respect and love to dance.
Dance is the language here, the most beautiful language.


Inhale confidence, exhale doubt

CONFIDENCE – that’s something what describes every dancer with a big experience.

When you look at a dancer, you see the whole difference. They dress different, they walk different and finally their confidence is different…it’s just better, bigger, stronger.

I can see it very well on dance competitions, battles, parties and other dance events. That look, posture, head raised high and smooth dancing instead of walking. Yes, it’s a dancer. Yes, he/she is very confident. Event tho, hip hop dancers usually wear too large clothes that hide their figure, they are still confident it that outfit. I would say, they are more confident than a person in the most beautiful and the most expensive clothes. I don’t know how it happens, but when a dancer hears the music, he/she becomes someone else, someone better. While dancing, you can feel that power, and all eyes are on you. People are just jealous of the way how you move and how you’re confident it this. This is an amazing feeling, which adds even more wings.

What I have observed in the last time is quite funny but interesting. Basically, in the world of dancers, you can see that some of them are a little bit bigger than others. But that’s not a problem for them at all. A normal person with overweight usually is without any confidence and feels uncomfortable in own skin,  it’s very easy to see. When you look at a dancer with overweight dancing on the dancefloor, it just unbelievable. They don’t have a perfect body, but they don’t care, they are proud of it. All what you can see, is confidence and lightness in dance. I’m pretty sure that not just one well-built person would like to be as much confident as this dancer is.

When I have noticed that the dancers are confident? I saw it from the first time when I’ve started my dance journey. I remember it like it was yesterday. My first dance class. Me – shy teenager vs super confident trainer. Self-confidence and confidence of success, I could see from the distance. He had just written on his face “Yes, I am a dancer, I am very good at what I do and I am proud of it”. I just wanted to be like him and have that high self-esteem. After 8 years I’m still working on it. On a daily basis, I consider myself as a shy woman. BUT…when I hear the music and I feel the dancefloor under my feet, I am a different person. I become very confident and on my face I have written: “Yes, I am a dancer, I am very good at what I do and I am proud of it”.

This is it! I love that feeling…and jealousy! 🙂