Dance and music have been a huge part of my life. Actually, dance has been the biggest part of my life right behind wife and mommy of five. I started dancing when I was four years old and fell in love. I was always the serious student in class, absorbing every step and detail. I decided to major in Dance and went on to teach it at the high school level for 10 years. I loved teaching my students how great dance can make a person feel.
My three year old daughter started taking ballet this fall and I see similar characteristics in her. She does not like it when the class plays games, she only wants to practice "real" dance steps. I love it! :) All three of my boys (husband included) love to dance around the house. Anytime a good song comes on the radio we all start be-bopping around. It creates such a good mood. To me, a good song and a little shaking can cure just about any bad mood or stress (at least for the moment).
We recently found a new, favorite song. The band is Mercy Me and the song is called, "Shake". It is very upbeat song, the whole family loves it. We have deemed it as our family song. Whenever the song comes on we stop what we are doing and dance. Moments like these are some of my most favorite memories, so many smiles and sounds of laughter. I am so thankful my family enjoys music and dance. It is definitely a common bond the five of us share.
"Shake" Mercy Me (official video)
If you can, take a moment out of your day and give yourself a little "Shake". :)