You're so funky! You're so amazing. You’re so powerful! You're so adorable! Thank you very much!
If you recognize these phrases it's probably because you've danced with me :) These phrases came from a joyful moment when I was on the microphone dancing with a stranger. I just couldn’t help myself and out came a stream of compliments to each person with whom I danced. This then became part of the JourneyDance chanting of compliments and giving beautiful mirror feedback to our friends and dance partners during this Super FUN Quality.
Funky Connection is where I learned, and you can too, that you can't make a mistake when you're being funky and WEIRD! I’ve owned my WEIRDness and encourage all others to do so!! I’ve challenged people on wanting to be perfect! Perfection is overrated and not nearly as much fun as being weird! In some ways Funky is the cornerstone of JourneyDance because it led to so many other qualities. When people were receiving compliments, they would respond “No, You’re so amazing,” thus brushing off the compliment. I would ask people, “who feels like they are not amazing? Who’s got voices in their mind saying they are not powerful, beautiful, adorable” and people would raise their hands!
My mission became clear:: to show everyone they are good enough and amazing in their own way!
Funky Connection is about joy, pure and simple! It's about owning yourself fully! Owning your pulsing pelvis, your pumping chest, your expressive feet. You dance with yourself and with other people in a joyful funky expressive way. I've been able to train my body and mind into a state of joy, to have this memory in my cells, a visceral experience of fun. We do not have enough fun! So when you dance this dance I really hope you smile and enjoy the music.
Movement suggestions fo ryou:
Pulse shoulders, hips, chest, pelvis
Let your hands and feet have a conversation
Play with speeds fast and slow
Wobble, shake and shape
I went all out on the video below, please watch it and at least get a chuckle out of it. ENJOY!
Dance to the song by yourself here: Blow by Smalltown DJs