One of the most important lessons in life is learning to let go of things that are holding us back or making us suffer and I find dancing to music the most beautiful and freeing way to do this.
I was hired to teach a week of Zumba masterclasses to a group of actors that were training with Leonardo DiCaprio’s acting coach last month. The acting coach Bernie said to them “it’s impossible to feel depressed when you are dancing”. For an hour and a half every day they were dancing full out with me passionately with the intention to get them fully into their bodies. So when it came to their scenes that they were working on in the afternoon they would inhabit their bodies fully to give bigger and stronger performances.
It really worked and was such a moving experience for me to teach dance with a clear intention rather than just as an exercise class. It made me realise the power of using dance as a therapy.