I saw the most amazing thing today.
I was at my 6 year old daughter's dance concert in Melbourne City today, her group were on second, very cute. But watching the other 12 groups come on stage, with varying ages up to mid teens, there was something missing. They're not professional they're not perfect, but it wasn't that, I couldn't work out what it was, and then Something Happened!
This guy came on the side of the stage with a mic, and started talking to the audience about the next session, and then a group of people walked on stage varying from a very little kid, mostly children, teenagers, and a few adults, and they started to tap dance. But with spirit, and fun, and freedom. I can't explain the contrast but something special was happening in the way they were learning from each other, dancing with Grant Swift, dancing against Grant Swift, and dancing with us.
Where the previous groups were stiff and "on stage" these tap dancers had freedom. I don't want to be too judgemental but it has the sprit of Improv, or what you see in most snowboarders, but few skiers. A freedom of movement.
It was truly a miracle of community, and the word wasn't teaching, it was something else. Maybe tap is easier than other dance, but most of the other dancers seemed confined, most of the tap dancer's weren't confined and you could see the joy and rhythm in their whole body.
And I am a dance expert because I watched almost all of So You Think You Can Dance 3 !