Dancing enables me to know better about my body and myself, which is very inspirational, beyond mere physical and mental benefits. It was a pure joy at the very beginning when I lost weight and appeared slimmer after dancing Salsa and Bachata for nearly two years since 2007 in Beijing. The back was straight in a natural way; arms and legs turned slender but with strength. The whole body was full of energy and flexible at the same time. Unfortunately, I did not continue when I moved to Hong Kong in 2009. But five years’ seperation did not undermine my passion for dancing and I am very lucky to pick it up back in Shanghai by finding Mike Honda as my teacher of Salsa and Bachata last September. The past eight months have been amazing experience: not only have I learned more techniques in dancing and hidden rhythem in my own body, but also I have gradually realized that the beauty of dancing is not to become a perfect me, but instead to happily embrace an imperfect me.

Dancing is truly a lifestyle and I recommend everyone to try it. There is a quote from a famous dancer Agnes de Mille I would like to share: To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.

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