“Rise up, and dance.
Dance to set yourself free.
Dance, to live, to learn, to love.
Dance to let things be.
Dance, to announce to the world:
I am here.
Still standing.
I live, and feel and breathe.
I heal the past and overcome…look, I will show you…
This is me.
I am fire, I am water, I am air, I am earth.
I am humanity.
I cry and hurt. I laugh, rejoice and sing.
I dance for happiness, I find happiness, I become it.
Dance makes me whole.
I dance to make magic.
I dance for my soul.”