Imagine sitting in the bleachers of a high school auditorium watching nearly one hundred dance teams from across the state of Illinois competing in a whirlwind of performances. Typically you would see dance teams performing to a crucial song choice, one that could make or break the difference between winning or losing a competition. Most of us would think that watching dancers perform too little to no music would be painful to watch right? Think again. These high school dance students chose to dance to the spoken word; a poem in fact narrated by the poet himself Jon Jorgenson. Was it a good choice? Well, see for yourself.
What’s even more inspiring is how this whole routine got its start. The whole idea started with the girls on the team. They approached their instructor and asked if it was possible what resulted was nothing short of a miracle!
Kudos to these young women for taking such a brave, bold step and showing us that sometimes it’s okay to step outside your comfort zone and not let your fear fill you inside! BRAVO!! Watch the video below to hear more:
Here is the backstory on their routine ‘What Room Does Fear Have?’
Watch the long version of Jon Jorgensons talk here, it will light a fire under you!
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