Like most Indian girls, I've been dancing since I was four years old. Most people don't really consider dance as a sport. But, with the amount of calories you burn from just an hour of dancing, it basically is a sport. Sports take a lot of practice and hard work to get really good at it. That's the same thing with dance. But, to me, dance is more than just exercise; it's a passion. It's a passion that I've been pursuing for almost eleven years of my life.
When I'm dancing, it's one of the best stress relievers ever. It helps me forget everything stressful going on in life and lets me let out all the tension and worries away. The saying "Dance your worries away" is one of the most accurate quotes to describe how dancing makes me feel. Dancing allows me to be in my own state of mind and create myself. Every step I do, I can make the step my own and add my own style into it. Every time I dance, I learn more about myself, and my passion for it grows. Dance is a great way to express my personality and my own taste of what I love. "When in doubt, dance it out" is also one of my favorite sayings because it perfectly captures that dance can be the best stress reliever anyone can use. It lets you forget about all the bad things that might be going on in life and live in the moment. Dance has taught me to love and live every moment to the fullest and like it's your last.
When I was younger, it was hard to break out of my shell and be able to express myself through dance because I was extremely shy as a kid. But, once I broke through that shell, I was able to find something that I'd enjoy for the rest of my life. Even though the concept of stage fright scared me and it took me a while to get used to dancing in front of large crowds, today, I'm extremely glad that I took that leap of faith and trusted my instincts. Even though I didn't start dance thinking that I would grow to love it and even though I wasn't perfect when I started, I learned to love being exposed to different types of dances and being able to show people what dance means to me.
There are so many aspects to dancing. You can dance for fun and be crazy with your friends, do stage performances, dance at parties, and so much more. There's never a bad time to dance. When I dance, it makes me feel like anything is possible and that no dream is too little. It makes me feel like the world really is my oyster. The satisfaction I get after a performance is something that words can't describe, and nothing can give that same feeling. Dance is a piece of art, and to me, it'll always be my biggest getaway from the rest of the world.