Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dancing has been a major part of my life since I was five.  It all started with dancing at family parties and school competitions which progressed to choreographing inter-school events. The feeling as I stepped on to the stage for the first time for an Inter-House competition is inexplicable – it gave me a different high. The applause still echoes in my ears and I realized at the very moment that this was something I would do for the rest of my life.

From personal experience, I can tell that dance is the best medicine. When you’re happy, dance – you will feel on top of the world; when you’re sad, dance – nothing can heal you better! No one has to be a professional in order to do so, as long you can feel the music and allow it to guide you.

Honestly, it has a very purifying effect. It’s a stress buster and an effective way to control your anger. It lets you be yourself and is the best way to express your emotions. And as German philosopher  Friedrich Nietzsche rightly said, “We should consider everyday lost on which we have not danced atleast once.”

By Nidhi Kumar

The writer is a first year Media & Communication student.