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Channing, I realize I’m not your ideal candidate. My upper body strength is just okay, and I DEFINITELY can’t pick up a woman and swing her around like you guys do. But what I lack in muscle, I make up for in heart.
It liberates you. Dancing is a form of self-expression. When you freely move your body or dance for hours, you feel liberated. You don’t censor your body and there is no social pressure to worry about. It can also be a form of meditation – you can actually lose yourself in a dance or in a song and your focus becomes mainly on your body and your movement.
At the tender age of 19, I started dating a contemporary ballet dancer. His knowledge of art and culture, I thought, would elevate my aesthetic acumen. We would cry ugly tears at Balanchine’s Swan Lake and convulse with laughter at Les Ballets de Trockadero de Monte Carlo and make out during intermissions in Manhattan’s most pretentious cultural venues…