If there's one thing I would say is important for keeping a positive mind and living life, it would be joy. And if there's one thing I could chose that brings me joy, it would be dancing. There are many health benefits associated with dancing: improved condition of your heart and lungs, increased aerobic fitness, improved muscle tone and strength, weight management, stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis, better coordination, agility and flexibility. On top of these though, there’s positive mental benefits dance can contribute to our minds. Happiness, laughter, togetherness, and yes… JOY.
Common People Dance Project are an all inclusive dance company based in Brisbane, holding regular classes spreading joy through dance. I speak with it’s co-founder Neridah Waters about the inspiration behind Common People Dance Project, their community dance classes and spectacular Rock Eisteddfod.