What do ballroom dancing and painting have in common? Not much, except both are activities in which I transcend into another world and both enrich my life.
In art, the completed painting is the physical tangible end product from a visual effect, whether it’s conceptual abstract or in the form of watercolour landscape from our beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada.
In ballroom dancing, it’s the sensation of feeling youthful with supple body movements in tune with the beat of the music. Ballroom dancing bestows me with an excellent energizing workout!
Both art and dancing are creative. Both are possible to perform until the age of 100 or more! One enriches my soul while the other shapes up my body by a pleasurable method. To me, dancing is much more exciting than going to the gym for physical exercise. It’s also great exercise for the mind, provides clarity and increases memory.
One of my favourite activities it to dance non-stop for 3½ hours at www.dance-town.com every 1st and 3rd Friday, where Maggie Denise Bretton provides a 1 hour lesson before the dance, followed by latin, ballroom and swing dances with mixers (leaders and followers line up on opposite sides of the dance hall, joining in the middle for a dance).
There is nothing more rewarding than an invigorated body with aching feet at the end of a night of ballroom dancing! This is so good!
A happy body is a happy mind!