What Is That Dance In You?

by Lance Ekum on · 43 comments

Dance your heart out!
Creative Commons License photo credit: ooberayhay

"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams." ~ Anonymous


What is that dance in you?

Typical days.  Consumed by deadlines.  Commutes.  Bills.  Running errands.  Playing family chaueffer.

It's so easy to get caught up in the mundane of daily living. 

Does it have to be that way, though?  Does it, really, have to be that way?

What if….

We open ourselves up to the dance that is there within our hearts…that touches upon our soul.

It's there.

And It Begins

An interesting thing has happened recently. 

I have been working with Katie West and Ina Lukas, from The Levity Project, on a micro-movement. 

Car dancing

Dancing in your car.  Or…really, dancing on your way throughout your day (however that might happen).

And this is about so much more than just dancing through the moments of your day. 

Think about this:  Would it feel "normal" to dance in your car (or walking down the sidewalk, or navigating the aisles of your favorite grocery store) ?  Or would this feel "weird", "different", "being seen"??

Why is it that we hold ourselves back?

There is a dance in each of us.  The dance to paint.  The dance to sing.   The dance to be a mother.  The dance to coach that little league team.  The dance to join the local community band.  The dance to dance.  The dance of passion.  Passion for whatever it is that makes our hearts sing!

To Dance

Car dancing. 

In the garage…in the driveway…it feels so safe…to let my hair down.  No one around…and it becomes so easy to be "me"…with wild abandon.

How about…

At a stoplight.  Other cars around.  Or walking down the street.  Or waiting in line for the next cashier. 


To be freely expressive.  To "dance".  In that place where I wouldn't normally dance.  Not alone anymore. 

Raise my arms. Move my body.  Bop my head. 

Surrounded by others…in the normalness of daily life. 

And to dance?

To express joy, to let the music engulf me…is both strange and a challenge.


Because this is not the expected place to dance?  Because others might *gasp* see me?  Because no one else is doing this?  Perhaps I have created some sort of unwritten standard in my head…one that says I should "fit in", that there's a place for everything (and this is not it), that it is easier to not risk embarrassment for the song in my heart.

The Cloud Is Lifted

Doing this thing.  Dancing in public…in a non-dance setting.  The car.  The sidewalk.  The neighborhood convenience store. 

Doing it.

Dancing.  In public.


Getting beyond the fear, the wondering eyes, the thoughts in my head.

Everything seems suddenly lighter.  The sky is brighter.  Aggravations melt away.  This mini-celebration does wonders!  I feel like the world is "right" and "okay".  I see more of the humanity behind the masks of those around me.  Life is good.

And Such Is Life

Car dancing.  One small thing.  One deeply moving experience.


Mine.  Yours. 

How am I living that life?  How are you living that life?

There is a dance in each of us.  In you.  In me. 

Something that sets our heart on fire.  Something that makes us each dance for life.

What is that dance in you?

Let your dance out.  Be you.  That incredible, amazing you that sings and dances from your heart!

Join The Movement

The Levity Project is creating a compilation video of YOUR submitted car dancing moments!  We have an amazing sampling from all over the world so far, young and old alike – getting "out there" and dancing.  Creating change in themselves.  And touching in some way, those who witness this dance of joy.   Are you up for it?
•    Create a short video (10 – 20 seconds) of yourself (and others) car dancing (or dancing in whatever mode of transportation you use).
•    Click here to submit your video. (Please submit all videos by Saturday, February 27, 2010)
•    Contact me via the Contact Us page, with your name and location (to be included in the video).
NOTE:  The Levity Project video, of everyone together, will  premiere in early March.

Lance writes stories from his heart, aiming to inspire and motivate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he's not here, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding a bike, or just generally acting goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Treehouse newsletter and get additional inspiration in your email inbox!
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Lynn February 25, 2010 at 6:17 am

Just watching that video got my day off to a great start! 🙂
.-= Lynn´s Last Fabulous Post ..Special greeter, happy accident and joyous =-.


Karl Staib - Work Happy Now February 25, 2010 at 6:54 am

I recorded myself dancing in my car and I felt uncomfortable at first I wasn’t sure if I should do it. Then a wonderful thing happened. The camera clicked on and I just went at it. It felt fantastic. It was a celebration in the present moment. I was alive.

We all need to push ourselves outside our comfort zones. It’s this area that shows us how we’ve played it a little too safe and need to take a few more risks to squeeze the fun out of life.
.-= Karl Staib – Work Happy Now´s Last Fabulous Post ..Heart or Fear – Cartoon =-.


Hilda February 25, 2010 at 7:05 am

Hi Lance,

I plan to do this at the weekend with my sis. I’m not sure if I’ll get it submitted by Saturday though, at least not Irish time. It might still be Saturday somewhere in the world though when I do get it in 😉 If I’m late with it, know that I’m with you in spirit!
.-= Hilda´s Last Fabulous Post ..Getting in alignment =-.


Katie West/The Levity Coach February 25, 2010 at 7:39 am

Lance! It IS about celebration of being alive. Of being here. Of having the amazing opportunity to be on this wide beautiful planet all together.
Thank you for joining in this idea, Lance. And to everyone!
It can be one thing to understand the importance of living our lives intellectually. And I think it takes even more boldness to bring that intellectual knowing into our bodies and let it out as hugging, laughter, smiling, and yes, dancing.
And for me, these expressions of JOY feel like the only way I can appropriately express my gratitude that I get to play here in this lifetime.
Ha Ha Ha…let’s boogie!
.-= Katie West/The Levity Coach´s Last Fabulous Post ..What Is That Dance In You? =-.


Evelyn Lim February 25, 2010 at 7:47 am

I am not sure if I can get to doing the video by the weekend. I have been changing my mode of transport lately. Nevertheless, I look forward to seeing everyone’s contributions.
.-= Evelyn Lim´s Last Fabulous Post ..How to Win the Lottery or the $10 million Hongbao Draw? =-.


Angelia Sims February 25, 2010 at 7:56 am

I can honestly say – car dancing is an art form, an energy shot, and a mood enhancer. So many awesome health benefits. What an incredible car dancing adventure we had. We danced ALL day in the car and still do. It’s been a ongoing lesson since last summer.

Thank you Lance and Katie for this freeing movement across the land!
.-= Angelia Sims´s Last Fabulous Post ..Wedding Wordless Wednesday =-.


Eduard @ Ideas With A Kick February 25, 2010 at 8:05 am

What is dance to me? I thought you’d never ask! 🙂

I do salsa dancing and it is a very involving, even addictive hobby for me. To me, dancing is quite a lot of things, which is why I like it a lot: from expressing myself, to using my energy, to learning, to connecting with another person.



scheng1 February 25, 2010 at 8:09 am

haha, this sounds fun. In our place, the Resident Committees in each housing estate are actively encouraging people to sing, dance and have fun.
.-= scheng1´s Last Fabulous Post ..Deceit by James Siegel =-.


Evita February 25, 2010 at 9:05 am

Hello Lance 😀

Hmm car dancing, well now I can say a thing or two about it, and it is so true!!!! We hold ourselves back like crazy, we always seem to fear that people will stare, and what will they think? As if we were doing something “bad” or “illegal”.

So I LOVE this movement! And your post was so touching and so right on! Yes, what kind of a dance we have each day, versus what kind of a dance we can have are two different states and we are holding ourselves back so much it seems from being free to express the beauty and happiness within.
We have become such a prim and proper society in many ways, haven’t we? But it is not the favourable prim and proper if you ask me, it is more on the lifeless side.

Sure not everybody has to car dance, some people are just not into it, but it is not about that, it is about being free to really express the beauty, happiness and laughter within us….maybe through car dancing, maybe through public laughter, maybe through just saying hello and smiling to strangers!
Thank you for leading the way! (and perfect quote yet again 😉
.-= Evita´s Last Fabulous Post ..Sharing “Me” At The Jungle of Life: Interview with Lance Ekum =-.


janice | Sharing the Journey February 25, 2010 at 10:56 am

I adore dancing. As well as being happy-hormone releasing fun, I reckon it’s one of the body’s ways of expressing what words can’t and it’s almost sacred. Greek weddings actually include Isiah’s dance as part of the main ceremony.
.-= janice | Sharing the Journey´s Last Fabulous Post ..Writing Snow =-.


Caroline February 25, 2010 at 11:07 am

I remember car dancing my girl friends in high school…I think I may have car danced only a handful of times since then (but not lately). I need to bust out some tunes and do this…I do love dancing!
.-= Caroline´s Last Fabulous Post ..I am… =-.


J.D. Meier February 25, 2010 at 11:13 am

I’d have to say it’s the cabbage patch. Sometimes life’s just like that.
.-= J.D. Meier´s Last Fabulous Post ..How To Use a Coach Effectively =-.


zmajeva February 25, 2010 at 1:06 pm

“Everybody dance now!” :)))
Do you remember the song “Dancing in the street”, David Bowie and Mick Jagger? Great one!
I love to dance, and singing, too. Sometimes I’m annoying people! :)))
.-= zmajeva´s Last Fabulous Post ..10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD WRITE! =-.


Jannie Funster February 25, 2010 at 1:30 pm

You got our corrected car dancing movie, right? That last time I sent it, it seemed to have gone where it was meant to, owing to the correct extension I think!

People this was FUN!!!! I’m so glad to be a participant. The Levity Project is something big and beautiful sweeping our collective consciousness. Hop on its love train!!

Lance, you are such a sweetheart to blog this!

.-= Jannie Funster´s Last Fabulous Post ..Harbinger Of Great Things To Come =-.


Lifanatic February 25, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Everyone can dance (in their own way), that is what makes life so beautiful. Love the project btw.

.-= Lifanatic´s Last Fabulous Post ..
The Mood of Music =-.


Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord February 25, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Lance, you have captured so much more here than I imagined possible. You’re right – it’s not just about a small movement that one person is starting. It’s about the revolution each of us must undertake within ourselves so that we are free to experience spontaneous joy!

These lines right here moved me: “I feel like the world is ‘right’ and ‘okay’. I see more of the humanity behind the masks of those around me. Life is good.”

I really connected with that thought, because I’ve experienced it, too. When I let my own guard down, I can see past the guard gates that others have up. I can see into their hearts… And my gosh, what a beautiful sight to behold!

Lance, I’m grateful to you, for your passion and dedication to this movement, as well as to your desire to create more meaningful, authentic connections with others through the experiences you have and so freely share.

Much love, and lighthearted dancing!
.-= Megan “JoyGirl!” Bord´s Last Fabulous Post ..SURPRISE! Spread Joy, Have Fun =-.


Adrenalynn February 25, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Lance, thank you for bringing a little crazy into our lives! You are a force of nature 🙂 I can’t even begin to tell you how liberating this experience was – especially because I had to shoot the video no less than 4 times to finally make it work!
.-= Adrenalynn´s Last Fabulous Post ..Random thoughts about life and jeans buttons =-.


Wilma Ham February 25, 2010 at 3:38 pm

YES, dancing and being expressed is sooooo good. It shows our heart and only at heart level we really connect. There is so much more to this than we actually know, oh Lance and Katie and everybody this is about connecting at heart level.
And connecting is what we are starving for. Although I am not participating, we hardly drive and we do not have a camera I do participate in real life.
My daughter last week moved into a huge apartment building and I was helping. It required lots of doors to be opened, which was awkward if you have stuff in your hands. However I was dancing with the stuff, I was dancing the whole day and you would not believe how people responded by rushing to open doors and even helping to carry stuff.
Normally they do not even notice you, but that day they did. We all danced beautifully that day and it made a huge difference.
IT FELT SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!! It made them feel good too, I could feel it.
YES, dancing through life makes a difference and video or not, I will keep doing it, YES.
And as I say, it will loosen up the locked gates to all our hearts and that is where world peace and change resides, in our hearts, so open them up.
Well, you can see I AM excited AND dancing. xox Wilma
.-= Wilma Ham´s Last Fabulous Post ..Wilma on Fear of Losing Love =-.


Sami - Life, Laughs & Lemmings February 25, 2010 at 3:51 pm

You know me Lance, always up for a dance! Car dancing video submitted, complete with a dancing freak and laughter from said dancing freak AND her freakish cameraman!! 😉
.-= Sami – Life, Laughs & Lemmings´s Last Fabulous Post ..Kick Arse Question – Which City are You? =-.


suzen February 25, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Hi Lance! I love this! We were BORN to dance! To let ourselves go – drop that old grown up facade, that “appropriate” behavior stuff, just dance – YES!!! I will testify right here and now that for me, personally, dancing keeps you young! I never failed to embarass my kids when shopping by dancing if the music “got me” no matter where we were – God how they ran away trying to disown their crazy mom! haha! I bop around the house a LOT and OFTEN – I don’t care if anyone sees me or not. Being a free spirit actually REQUIRES lots of dancing so YAHOO to all the dancing that you are bringing out in everyone! Lance you always have the most positive, fun, joyous blogs! This is wonderful! Can’t wait to see the videos! I can dance but can’t do the techy stuff – you’ll just have to imagine it – haha!
Dance On!
.-= suzen´s Last Fabulous Post ..Looking At My Desk =-.


Lance February 25, 2010 at 8:55 pm

@Lynn – Very cool…that video of Ina and her kids is!! It’s hard not to smile after watching it (for what it’s worth – I kind of think Ina was born dancing….)

@Karl – Rock on Karl!! It’s great to have the recorded “you” as part of this! And it IS a comfort zone…it sure was for me…to get out of. Anyway, very awesome what you have shared!

@Hilda – Hi Hilda. Woohoo!! Hey…if it’s Saturday somewhere in the world, that works!! And it’s all good, whatever happens….knowing you are out there doing this is all sorts of awesome!

@Katie – Yeehaaaaa!!! Woohooooooooo!!! Zipity Do Daaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!! Katie…what you are creating is so much more than a little video of people dancing in their cars. It IS celebration! And it IS fun! And it IS challenging us to let that “dance” out!! What a life it is…huh!! So, I’m sending out all sorts of hugs, laughs, smiles, winks, funny faces, howls at the moon, jumping up and down dances YOUR WAY!! Shiny, sparkly chocolate chip cookie eating friend….keep always dancing…

@Evelyn – Evelyn…know that I happen to think you are super awesome…just knowing you are thinking about doing this! So…if it works…that would be super great (no matter what your mode of transportation)! And if not…I know you are there in spirit with us…and that is wonderful too!

@Angelia – Angelia!! Your video is way fun and loaded with awesomeness! And to have a whole carload of you…jammin’ away!! I felt the joy and energy!!! You and your family rock the tunes!! I want to say “keep dancing” to you…although I really don’t think that’s needed…I am sure this is a regular thing for all of you! WooHoo!!

@Eduard – Hey Eduard! What a great hobby…salsa dancing! My wife and I took lessons in this a couple of years ago…great fun (and a few great laughs too!!). Dancing is so expressive…it’s like you let your heart speak through the movement of your body…way cool!!


Lance February 25, 2010 at 9:22 pm

@Sheng1 – Having done this…I can attest to the fun-ness of this!! Great stuff! And that’s great that the Resident Committees are encouraging singing and dancing…what wonderful ways to express ourselves.

@Evita – Hi Evita. I am laughing!! YES, you CAN say a thing or two about car dancing!!! Evita!!!! (Or is that Evita times three!!!!) Hmmm…. I loved what you shared! You. Dancing. I kind of pretty sure you were feeling pretty great (happy, joyful, light-hearted) while you were doing this. And the thing is, there’s this whole energy transfer…your positive and “alive” energy…that I felt, just watching! And I believe that’s a big part of this – how when we dance (whatever the dance in our heart is) we come alive in that “dance”…and others feel that energy! And that is all about getting away from “lifeless” and moving toward “truly living”. Evita, you’ve got the moves!! You ROCK!!!!!

@Janice – Hi Janice! That is lovely! …dance being our body’s way of expressing what words cannot. Thank you so much for writing that. What a touching way to look at dance…

@Caroline – I have been thinking about this, Caroline. In high school, there was this group of other kids you were with…strength in numbers, per se. (I think so, anyway!) And then…we grow up. And it’s not “proper” to do this (as Evita alluded to, also). So…we don’t. What are we holding ourselves back from, though? Maybe a simple car dance…right there at the stoplight…can be just the thing to also get us to take some steps out of other boxes we’ve created for ourselves. And that IS powerful! Anyway…before I go off on too much of a tangent…happy dancing Caroline!!!!!

@J.D. Meier – The Cabbage Patch!!! JD! That would make a great video (…just sayin’…) {grin}

@zmajeva – I DO know that song!! Keep on dancing…even if you think you are annoying people. I bet that deep down…there’s this voice within them…wanting very much to join you…and maybe they will someday…

@Jannie – Hey Jannie! You know…I think we are good! I had trouble viewing it…although I now declare myself a dancer and not a technological whiz. The techno-wiz…that is the lovely Ina Lukas! She’s a gem! She can open anything with her fancy schmancy software (well…except cans of tuna…or so I’ve been told). And she says we are good…and we have you just perfectly (and very wonderfully)!! I’m thinking of getting her a nice shiny, sparkly, glittery pocket protector once we are all done. Don’t you think that would be lovely!!! Oh…and FUN!!! It is buckets and buckets of FUN! This Levity Project, by our friend, Ms. Katie…much deeper than just the loads of fun it appears on the surface! And YOU, sweet Jannie…YOU are the sweetheart!!!


Lance February 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm

@Lifanatic – I LOVE this project too!! And the two super amazing souls who I’ve worked with on this – Katie and Ina – both such deeply passionate individuals…I love them too!! And that’s just it…we can all dance…whatever that “dance” is in us…

@Megan – Megan…I just want you to know how fun and beautiful your video is! See, I watch that, and I instantly feel lighter. So, there’s this feeling that you had while dancing (and while I had while dancing too) of how we can just see a bit deeper beyond the guards that others put up. And we “see” beauty. And what also so touching about this project…viewing the video (ie. watching YOU dance) lightens my soul…and I feel that same thing again…seeing a bit deeper into your heart (which is all sparkly and overflowing with love, by the way). And so, this starts to become a two-way street…just by what YOU were doing…dancing. So, Megan, having you here today to share these thoughts is very meaningful…and to know you have danced…is touching upon something even deeper…that which is good within my heart and soul. Always know that dance is there within you, beautiful and amazing friend…

@Adrenalynn – Lynn!! Hey, I’m all for bringing friends along when we start talking (or is that dancing!) crazy!! And you don’t have to begin telling me how liberating this was…I know!! And four makings to get to the final product! What!?!?! And you didn’t share the bloopers????? Wait a second! Bloopers! No way!! Hey, I have now watched you dance…and you crazy dancer friend…you ROCK!!!! Woo-HOO!!!!!

@Wilma – Hi Wilma. You are so right…this idea of our deep desire to connect deeply. And that hasn’t really been discussed here…and yet, dance most definitely does this. It’s our bodies connecting with our hearts. And then, it’s our outward movements that connect us to others. And so it spreads. And Wilma…thank you so much for sharing your experience from moving your daughter. Dancing lightens the spirits of those who see us, too. And look at the good that came from that! And I am sure that not only you were feeling good, but also those who helped you, too, were lifted by your dancing! And knowing you are out there, Wilma…dancing…that is enough right there. Very wonderful!!

@Sami – Hahaha!!! Sami!!! Yes, I know that you are ALWAYS up for a dance! I’ve known ever since that famous (well…famous to me, for sure!) Flashdance routine! I can’t wait to see what freakish sort of dance moves you’ve brought to the car!! Sami, you are loads and loads of awesome!! YOU ARE!!!! And it si so, so, so GREAT to have you in on this!!! Crazy Dancer Friend…YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!

@Suzen – Hi Suzen! Born to dance!! I love it!! There are all these “norms” we think we have to follow…because that’s the way it’s always been. Or – that’s what we “think” we should do to fit in. Except…it’s really about being true to our hearts. And if that means we dance when we don’t really think we should dance (according to who??) …then what a perfect moment to dance! And…Suzen…it just sounds like you have been doing this always! Okay…imagination is on…and I’m seeing you boppin’ around in your car…and drawing big smiles from those who are seeing you! Way awesome!! (just like YOU!!!)


Davina February 26, 2010 at 12:07 am

Hi Lance.
I’ve done this; danced in public. Well, not a real dance, but a little swagger, a little jig. Sometimes you just can’t help it. Especially if you’re out shopping and there’s some great tune playing in the store. I think more people should do this. It gives others the idea and encourages them to do it too. Putting a spring in your step definitely lightens your day… and everybody else’s. I loved this post 🙂
.-= Davina´s Last Fabulous Post ..Just Glowing, That’s All =-.


Chris Edgar February 26, 2010 at 1:19 am

Personally, I like to play air drums in the car. I mean, not only in the car. I play air drums in basically any moment when I don’t have real drums in front of me. But anyway, would air drums qualify as a proper submission?


Lana - I Give Clarity February 26, 2010 at 3:08 am

Oh, what a post! Find your dance, be who you are, live from the heart. That’s what life is all about. Thanks for this message, Lance! I often dance in the car, I’d dance anywhere, dance is definitely my form of self expression. Still need to learn to let go of “what others might think”, but I am getting there:) Your blog is fabulous, loved it!
.-= Lana – I Give Clarity´s Last Fabulous Post ..The Truth That Will Set You Free+How To Reinvent Yourself =-.


Lance February 26, 2010 at 4:54 am

@Davina – Hi Davina! Well, here’s the deal: a swagger, a jig, breakdancing, the conga…it’s a a form of dance. So it IS real!! And when you do this – it just feels really great!! So, very awesome Davina!! Keep doing that…keep dancing!!

@Chris Edgar – Hey Chris! Air drums sure sound like a form of dance to me!! YES!!! Get out those drums! The air variety!! That’s pretty easy, huh (they are ALWAYS with you!!). Would LOVE to have you join in, Chris!! This would be so cool!

@Lana – Hi Lana! It’s great to meet you! I think that is one of the really beautiful benefits of this whole video Katie and Ina are putting together – that we can see, through each other, that “what others might think” isn’t so bad after all. That’s the exact feeling I had going into this (and to be truthful…I still have that when I see others around). So, I CAN relate. As Lynn (Adrenalynn) mentioned up above – doing this whole process was very liberating. And it really is! There’s something about seeing yourself “out there” and doing this that makes me realize – that dance…whatever it is in our hearts…is a good thing to let out. Anyway, thanks so much for being here. And know that should you feel moved to join in, we would love to have you. And if not…no problem either. Keep letting that dance in you shine!!


Caity February 26, 2010 at 9:27 am

This is such a fantastic idea! I love the happiness and the whole idea of this project… dancing and smiling and music are 3 of my favorite things. Put singing in with it and it’s everything that I love. I don’t know if I’ll be able to submit a video but I am so excited to see this when it’s done. 😀
.-= Caity´s Last Fabulous Post ..I wanted soup! =-.


Jannie Funster February 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Well, I am only one of many sweethearts!!

Just glad to hear that you got it okay, well that Ina could make it work.

See, I can’t find the charger cord to my Sony video camera and I had to take the footage on my iPhone and … well, I won’t get into it any further — a very long story indeed how I finally managed to send it off to you!

All that matters is you guys got it okay and that Ina will get a sparkkly pocket protector and that I am blessed beyond belief with the most wonderful wonderful friends like you. There is so much love here, I think I just might go crazy and go pour an 8-ounce glass of apple juice!! And DRINK it!!! I usually only have one cup of juice a week — on Sunday morning, 4 oz.



Quinn February 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm

There are people I term the happy freaks, these are not the people who mumble and giggle to themselves on street corners but hose who have learned to express themselves in the face of a social order that says conform. They are a role model for me at times when I forget to dance, when I forget tom to move to the beat of the drum that I hear. This is a great call to bw spontaneous and natural.
.-= Quinn´s Last Fabulous Post ..The first paradox =-.


Audra Krell February 26, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Great post Lance and I enjoy your picture selections so much. I believe it is only when we take off our own mask, that we can see behind the mask of another. Have a great weekend!
.-= Audra Krell´s Last Fabulous Post ..Some Conference Highlights =-.


Lance February 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm

@Caity – Dancing, singing, smiling, music…sounds like a pretty great prescription for a life filled with lots of good and happy moments! And, Caity, if you get something in…that would be awesome. And if not…I know that you are out there, doing this already and spreading all sorts of your wonderful shiny beauty in the world! And that is awesome right there!

@Jannie – Jannie…you super-duper sweetheart, you… Yep. Ina. She’s our woman. If she can’t do it, no one can! (I should really be a cheerleader, don’t you think…Jannie??) (you should see me when I do the splits while calling out that cheer!!) Sparkly pocket protectors for Ina and YOU! It’s what you’ve always wanted, right Jannie! Enjoy the apple juice and that super family of yours!

@Quinn – Happy freaks! Great people, aren’t they! In fact…I want to be a happy freak! It sounds so freakin’ cool! And I know – sometimes we ignore that voice inside (that drum beat that calls our name), and a reminder is a great thing! And that’s part of what this is all about – letting others see that it’s okay to be their “true self”…and to beat that drum that’s in their heart.

@Audra – Hi Audra!! That picture is so light-hearted and fun, huh!! And those masks…yes, to see out from ourselves…we can’t really do that with our own masks up. It’s what is so great about this car dancing movement – I can’t dance and keep any type of mask up…they just melt away. And then…to see out beyond that…there’s a deep humanity in that….


Stacey Shipman February 26, 2010 at 7:34 pm

The car, the shower and on a run are when my inner rock star really come alive. I’m heading out in the morning, I hope I can remember to make a video!! Maybe I’ll get my sister, niece and nephew to do it with me!

what if we’re not in the car, does that count?
.-= Stacey Shipman´s Last Fabulous Post ..FGL Stretch Break! Lower Back Stretch =-.


Laura Hegfield February 27, 2010 at 8:21 am

What a wonderful post Lance. I was always the child who couldn’t sit still…in constant motion, following my internal rhythm…moving is an effort now…but still every little bit brings me joy. Keep on dancing my friend…in whatever way you can.
.-= Laura Hegfield´s Last Fabulous Post ..Skywatch Friday: same sky-same mind =-.


Jodi at Joy Discovered February 27, 2010 at 10:27 am

Hi Lance,
What a fun post! I like how you refer to there being a dance in each of us, and how you listed the many ways it can manifest itself. The idea is to live outside of the box and express ourselves freely!


Karl Staib - Work Happy Now February 27, 2010 at 8:27 pm

My dance in my car was only one of many. I also dance when I am…
– Typing on my keyboard
– Hugging my sun
– Kissing my wife
– Running with my dog

I know not all of these are always celebrations in public, but I am making more of an effort to celebrate my life because it makes it so much more fun.
.-= Karl Staib – Work Happy Now´s Last Fabulous Post ..What I Learned from Working on My Habits =-.


Lance February 28, 2010 at 4:45 am

@Stacey Shipman – Inner rock star!!! Woohoo!!! Stacey, whether the video happens or not, know that your enthusiasm for life is a very special thing. And…no…the video does not have to be in a car…however you are dancing through life works beautifully. (and if I have it yet today, that still works).

@Laura – Laura, thank you so much. And I know that dance is alive and well in you…even in those moments when it’s an effort to really move to the beat of the music…it’s there, within you…

@Jodi – Hi Jodi! That’s it…really this is about so much more than car dancing…it’s really about letting that dance within us shine! Jodi, I see that so much in you…and in the beautiful way connect to your heart…

@Karl – Hey Karl!! And while this idea behind car dancing really has a “public” factor to it, that’s a great point that you bring up. Dancing can be in both our public and more private lives. And those are both very wonderful places to connect to music…and let our inner dance shine! Keep on bringin’ it, buddy!!!!


Jody - Fit at 52 February 28, 2010 at 9:57 am

I see you extended this! Is it still on scedule? I would love to post about it when the dates are firm! If you are going to extend the video portion, let me know & I will post about that too.
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Laurie February 28, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I love to dance! I have been known to dance at the grocery store, in front of my students and in church. It is a great stress reliever and a super way to express yourself.

May I have this dance?


Hilary February 28, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Hi Lance .. the video was exhilerating .. Spring really is coming .. I have flat feet and no rhythm .. so car dancing would be better .. one day – I’ll get organised to do it .. Enjoy all the input ..
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Jody - Fit at 52 March 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Hi Lance, going to share this link Thursday or Friday!!!


Lance March 1, 2010 at 7:09 pm

@Jody – We are planning for sometime probably later this week to have the video all done. And…I’ll be sure to let you know!! Thank you so much for all your support of this, Jody!!!

@Laurie – Hey Laurie! Yes, you may have this dance!! Let’s boogie!!! And when we aren’t – hey, keep doing what you are, out there in the grocery stores and church aisles!!

@Hilary – Hi Hilary. Isn’t that video of Ina just excellent! She’s a natural car dancer! In fact, I think she was born dancing. And – should you ever attempt car dancing…I would love to see it!!!

@Jody – Hi again Jody!!!!! You are awesome, do you know that!!! You are!!!!


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