Dance Prints

There are no two thumbprints that are the same on anyone! Just like a unique thumbprint, “no one else should look like you on the dance floor.” You are all striving to achieve success in your careers, but are you standing out from the crowd?

We all have things to say, do, and think about. We also have marvelous opportunities to believe and pursue anything we want to! How fortunate we are, the people that love to create,

perform and enhance the world with our own perspective on art. I’m a perfect example. I love to dance and although I never became a professional dancer, I still dance and have fun with it whenever I can. It is one of the things in life I truly love. My love for dance and music led me to become a professional songwriter. And even more, here I am now writing these blogs for The Fordney Foundation, and it’s all about dance! You see what I mean, “do what you love and it loves you back,” kind of like a snowball.

You have heard the expression, “Follow Your Bliss,” well here’s what that means. Never stop doing what you love and enjoy – it makes us rich inside and can eventually reward us by giving us exactly what we want! It actually happens automatically when we are dedicated to what we are doing and see it as a way of life. In your mind’s eye, start creating your own destiny by laying the groundwork for success.

Leave your mark on the dance floor. Become a role model. Let the judges be pointing at you and saying, “now there’s the dancer to watch.” Grow with your partner. Learn from your partner, as they are only as good as you are. It also means you both have to be better than anybody else to compete in competitions. Be aware of what you are not only having trouble with, but also what is coming easy to you. Learn your lessons well. It might be the exact technique, style, attitude and dance that sets you apart from everyone else and puts you over the top.

Don’t forget to give yourself “props” for doing well, having some success, having no success but learning so much that one day you will have success and most of all “doing what you love to do.” All of these experiences are leaving dance prints which are your legacy. Some day, somewhere, some one might say, “boy, wish I could dance like her/him.”

Thought Of The Week:

Good Friends Are Good For Your Health – Irwin Sarason



Shane Meuwissen is the Media Specialist for Fordney Foundation.  He is a former dance instructor who know works with his company Slow Motion Dance Videos capture the beauty of dancing. If you would like to learn more about Shane and his video work, visit his website