Words That Dance

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Bob Fosse – “Choreography is writing on your feet.”

Alvin Ailey – “No matter what you write or choreography, you feel it is not enough”

Twyla Tharp – “I see dance as glue for a community.”

Martha Graham – “Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.”


Mikhail Baryshnikov – “I kind of lost interest in the classical dance. I was very much interested in the modern choreography.”

Isadora Duncan – “The dancers body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.”

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – choreography

In Perfect Sync

Like poetry in motion

They glide across the floor

Making the dance look like

Two people floating on air

Top hat and tails

And a beautiful ball gown

They are in classic style

I can only ever dream of

The talent that they had

No one can compare

Fred and Ginger will always be

The best

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – glide https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/18/fowc-with-fandango-glide/

No Matter What Song

With a twist of the dial

The station comes in

And I begin to sway

Music swirls around me

As I turn up the radio

Dancing through my head

It erases my troubles

So I can find peace within

In spite of my pain today

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – twist https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/10/fowc-with-fandango-twist/

Slow Dance

I don’t want to twist and shout

Or do the hustle

No tango or a waltz either

All I want is to sway in your arms

Letting our bodies move to the music

Slow and easy

Your breath on my neck

My head rested on your chest

Feeling it rise and fall

This is where I feel most at home

With you in the moment

The world melting away

As we dance in the moonlight


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – hustle

Love Notes

The instrumental music swells
Notes surging through my veins
The rhythm beats with my heart
As the melody triggers memories…

Days long past
When we would dance
Your arms around my waist
Tender moments locked inside
Each and every chord
Laughter and happiness
As you’d twirl me across the floor
My hand in yours
True love connecting us
In a symphony of joy


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – instrumental

Lost On Saturday Night

the music blasted out of the speakers

the dance floor was packed shoulder to shoulder

many bodies that would undulate to the rhythm

creating a sea like motion over the space

lights flashed and the smells of sweat and alcohol mixed

Saturday night energy pulsed through the crowd

people wanting to find a release

a connection

a moment of escape

temporarily lost in the music

in a world of fantasy…