Whether you are a sports nut, a couch potato, an adrenaline junkie or a workaholic, the dance recital is an activity that anyone can appreciate. Yes, even you, guy wearing the Miami Heat jersey. And you too, partner at a law firm with no free time and no rhythm. Abby Lee Miller screaming and mom infighting aren’t the only reasons Dance Moms is such a hit. Watching a dance recital can expand your mind and inspire you, so it’s time to drop your preconceived notions of recitals and encourage a love of dance in your family.
Celebrated choreographer, dancer and arts activist Alvin Ailey always believed that “Dance is for everybody…that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.” Dance performances are wonderful opportunities to support a loved one, to support your community and to support the arts. Whether you visit the smallest studio in town or you check out the grand stage at the NYC Ballet, you will learn to appreciate and respect dance in a whole new way. Here are 15 more reasons you need a little more dance appreciation in your life.
1. To support a loved one. You may have a daughter, a son, a cousin or a friend who is appearing in a dance recital. Even if you aren’t convinced that you want to spend hours watching people prance around, give it a shot to support your loved one. There is nothing like having familiar faces in an audience, cheering for you. They will love it, and you just might love it too.
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