Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way, advises “filling the well,” nourishing creativity with sensory images from music, dance and art.
Judy Reeves, author of A Writer’s Book of Days, suggests “cross-fertilizing” writing with other art forms.
I ♥ Dance!
Dance restores my creative energy and I rely on weekly classes with my favorite teachers to balance out the cerebral and solitary nature of my writing life. Today, I indulged my dancer self by celebrating National Tap Dance Day at a special workshop presented by Rhapsody in Taps, a Los Angeles based touring company of skilled tap dancers and jazz musicians.
Many thanks to Rhapsody in Taps and also to Chloe Arnold, Fred Strickler and Monti Ellison for teaching me much more than dance steps. My body is tired and my feet are sore, but my soul is filled with rhythm and joy.
National Tap Dance Day is celebrated annually on May 25th in honor of Bill Robinson (1878-1949), one of the great early tap dancers.
If you’d like to join in the celebration, try taking a class at a local dance studio or visit Masters of American Tap Dance online and learn a few steps via the Internet. Or maybe just watch a classic tap dance movie. Your feet will love you for it!