It never gets old... Seeing people all over the world dancing the steps that I created.
Of all the dances in the world that they could have chosen, learned, practiced, and filmed - they chose mine. (This one is called Mm Mm Mm.) And while it happens more and more frequently these days, it never ceases to amaze me.
The whole reason I began choreographing dances was this "vision" I had of creating something that LOTS of people could enjoy. More than just a few dozen in our local classes. In fact, when I quit my office job to become a dance instructor,
I created this Mission Statement: To create joyful dance experiences.
And this Vision Statement: To unite thousands of people through the joy of dance.
And holy-moly if that mission and vision hasn't become a reality! Seeing folks dancing my creation in another state is just amazing. To see folks from another country, people who speak another language, well, I feel so humbled and so honored. Every. Single. Time.
In the line dance community, the groups from Indonesia are known for loving line dance and being prolific in their making of videos. I have seen a group have a video up, well-rehearsed and with matching outfits, within 24 hours of the dance steps being released!
But perhaps my favorite is one of an older gentleman in his cottage kitchen, speaking French and demonstrating one of my dances. I can't tell you how much I love this!
My younger self would never have believed any of this. Heck, when I was younger it wasn't even possible. It could only happen in the world of YouTube, worldwide dance databases like Copperknob, social media, etc. But I can honestly say I do not take any of this for granted. Being able to take my passion and creativity and actually get to see evidence of other people enjoying my creation, wow. It never gets old, and I am grateful every day.