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Why Dance Matters is a virtual event that rallies the dance community online to affirm the impact dance has on the lives of individuals and communities. Twitter users tweet #whydancematters, Facebook users join the event, Pinterest users pin to exemplify the WHY!
art for the soul.

we do not escape into philosophy psychology and art - we go there to restore our shattered selves into the whole ones! Philosophy is our escape. We got there to learn more and gather more knowledge

make art...

☯☮ॐ American Hippie Psychedelic Art ~ Make Art Not War - OBEY Shepard Fairey street artist . revolution OBEY style, street graffiti, illustration and design posters ~

#whydancematters

Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time.This is so true!

For Emma

You have to love dancing because it gives nothing back. Except for that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.

a Ballerina

This is the most beautiful, adorable, most precious thing ever!

My favorite quote, "The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

Can I get an AMEN!? #whydancematters ---- Many times, art teachers defend art education by saying that it raises test scores, keeps kids in school, or improves student performance in "core" academic areas. This may all be true, but the visual arts teach important "habits of mind" that can't be learned in traditionally "core" academic areas.

Texas Art Teacher - Artists Habits of Mind

Dance with abandon

Every Adult Should Recall Their Childhood and Learn from Themselves

Alice Walker quotes about dance

7 reasons you're lucky to be a dancer

The benefits of being a dancer - rent your next dress with Classic Ballroom Elegance

Alice Walker quotes about dance

"It's not just about creativity, it is about the person you're becoming while you're creating." Charlie Peacock on creativity

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STart Motivation for kids who always say "I can't". Just point to the sign.

ZEN PENCILS » 162. SIR KEN ROBINSON: Full body education

Sir Ken Robinson: Full Body Education (Zen Pencils) i starting to cry help

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The Process of Teamwork

Pall working together, singing together, laughing together and generally being awesome together At dance class

"I dance because it brings me joy, strength and life!" - Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre

There's No One Reason To Dance. In Fact, Here Are 39 Of Them

39 Of The Country's Greatest Dancers Explain Why They Dance - support ballet & the arts in your area. Oh and congratulations Misty on becoming the first african american woman principal at ABT