This week is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, so this week’s exercise is to give thanks to the people who support your local dance community.
Keeping a community vibrant is hard work. Organizers do a lot of work behind the scenes to arrange dances and promote events. Instructors take a lot of time to prepare and teach lessons. Some communities are fortunate enough to have mentors that run practice groups, encourage new dancers, and support their peers. Even social dancers can contribute by asking newer or less skilled dancers to dance and making people feel welcome.
This week, take a moment to thank the people who help your community. Be generous. Thank the people who host events, the people who are role models, and the people who always have a smile for their partner. Let them know how much you appreciate the energy and positive attitude that they bring to the scene.
Picture by Faith Goble