Ben Grooms, age 13, Men in Motion dancer
Why do real men dance?
“Men dance because they want to express themselves, or relieve sadness and negative emotions. It reinforces positive emotions. Men dance to be happy, and to be dedicated to something. You shouldn’t limit yourself to what people think you should do. You should do what you really love to do.”
Why do you like your classes at Moving in the Spirit?
“I like the people. They help me learn. It’s a nice environment to get better at dance. They do the movement with us. I like dancing here because each person has their own part. The teachers are really supportive. They really want the best out of us and the best for us.”
When you dance, what feelings or thoughts do you have?
“I think about what the movement means. Dancing makes me feel relieved and happy. There is an outlet when you are having a bad day. Dance can fix that.”
When you dance, what messages do you send to the audience?
“I try to send the message that anyone can do this. You don’t have to have a special body type, weight or height. You just have to stick with something that you like.”