If the Fraggles were successful in getting just one message across to their audience, it was this: “dance your cares away/worries for another day.” The residents of Fraggle Rock, early adopters of the concept of positive manifestation, fully embraced the healing power of dance. Rather than reaching for the booze bottle as a coping mechanism, the Fraggles (and gaggles of others) reach for their dancing shoes. Even your health professional will tell you, when you’re having a tough time exercise is key. So what better exercise than one that makes you sweat and lets you express yourself? Dancing is magnificent, always working to help you increase your flexibility, your strength, your endurance and your sense of well-being, but also encouraging you to feel rhythm, let go, and just be yourself. Dance is transformative. An excellent way to cure what ails ya, from job frustrations to love woes, dance will save the day. It’s a problem solver, is what it is.
Problem: Bored Silly
Too much time on your hands? Not a problem at all, sir. Just put your focus on dance. You don’t have to prove anything other than your desire to break the monotony. Gather a group of your equally bored companions, maybe a few kids, too, and start choreographing your flash mob. If you do it right you will not only blow unsuspecting people’s minds, you’ll have fun as well. Bonus points for dancing to a musical medley and for being able to complete your choreography without intervention from the “authorities.”
Problem: Feeling Less Than Adequate
Is your looming high school reunion sending you down a psychotic spiral of StairMasters and tanning beds, forcing you to question your self-worth as you measure yourself against your perceived success of your former classmates? Stop the insanity. Those jerks aren’t worth all that strife and you’re too awesome to let them get under your skin. Be brave, be bold, and show them who you really are. There’s no better way to do this than clearing a circle in the middle of the floor and dancing your heart out to your favorite song.
Problem: Career Facing Obscurity