Dance: (v) to move one’s feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps, especially to the accompaniment of music.
There are just some things that demand more than sitting and watching.
I don’t like to sit and watch people eat. Matter of fact, I find it to be notorious.
I don’t like to sit and watch a sports event for too long. After a while, my imagination and my waistline grow together.
I never liked to sit and watch two people making love. I don’t get it. Making love may be the supreme example of the term, “user friendly.”
I don’t like to sit and watch church. If you really are in a mood to worship and you think there are matters that are praise-worthy, why would your choice be solemnity?
I don’t enjoy sitting and watching the sunrise. It was never meant to be a visual show, but rather, an invitation to get off one’s ass and start the day.
And I don’t like to sit and watch music. I used to hate to go with friends who wanted to watch someone play a piano or guitar or sit and listen to a singer.
Music was created to be moving
- Move the heart with emotion.
- Move the soul with inspiration.
- Move the mind with ideas.
- And move the body with beat.
Thus the dance.
The Bible is full of examples where people became overcome with emotion, music, spirit and thanksgiving—and started to dance.
And that is Middle Eastern style of dance, which is a lot of whirling and twirling. Yes, Temple, at one time, was an aerobic workout.
Dancing is when we confirm to those around us that we can still be moved by a melody, a beat and the possibility of excitement generated through a song.