There is a special relationship between dance and the magic of the Holiday season. Perhaps it’s the tradition of the Nutcracker; visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads (and dreaming of dancing the role of the Sugarplum fairy herself!) or the inspirational performances by The Rockettes in the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Or maybe it’s the “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” of the season that makes us feel giddy with excitement, childlike wonder, and hope!
Here are a few more reasons we think dancing through the holiday season feels so magical:
All of the Lights
Lights on houses, lights on Christmas trees, stage lights glimmering off our rinestoned tutus! We love the magic of being surrounded by the glorious lights of the season! Dancing under them takes it to the next level, as we feel the warmth and beauty of the radiant colors as we move with grace under all of the lights.
Nostalgia kicks in as we kick, leap and pirouette to our most favorite holiday tunes! Christmas music and the celebration through movement never grows old or goes out of style. (Tell us your favorite Holiday jams in the comments!)
Parades & Performances
We love to perform for our friends, family and the audiences that gather for the Holidays! Most of us will most likely dance in a school, team, studio or theatre production at some point during the holiday season, and we love it because it’s what we live for!
Christmas scents wafting in the air
Pine, cinnamon, sugar cookie, hairspray (jk!) are just a few of the most familiar and lovable scents of the holiday season. Maybe it’s your mom’s cooking, your grandpa’s cologne, the smell of a pecan pie, or your family Christmas tree that brings you to jump and leap for joy for this Holiday season.
Wearing gorgeous jewel tones and our Holiday best
As dancers, we love any occasion to get dressed up! The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to bust out our jewel tones; reds, greens, blues and whites to celebrate the season in style. Our newest Vivian set from Jo+Jax in Green Space Dye is a perfect fit for this holiday season! Layer with a faux fur or cardigan.
Spreading the LOVE
Dance is a passion that burns in our hearts and moves us to our fullest expression. The Holiday season is a time to share our love and passion with those near and far, and this may be why dancing is so magical during the Holidays. Dance is about love. And the Holidays are about spreading and sharing that love! So allow your heart to flutter and fly this season with the magic of dance!