Dance is like life in so many ways. I have been teaching dance for fitness for over 25 years. I have learned lessons from dancing, teaching, and being a member of a community of dancers that has enhanced my experience of life. It has truly been a blessing to be able to do this and share what I love.
One of the things I want to share is how dance, like life, is only real moment to moment. There have been times when I am dancing, but I am also fretting about something in my life, and then the dance is over and I didn't get to fully enjoy it. Damn! Did I miss it??
The same thing has happened during certain periods in my life. I was so busy worrying about the next "thing" that I forgot to enjoy what was happening in the present. Once again, I didn’t get to fully enjoy it! Again: Damn!
You can only experience dance, like life, in the moment it is happening. If you are not in the moment while dancing, you miss the joy unfolding right in front of you. If you are angry about the past and worried about the future, you miss the joy of life that is happening in the now. Practice being fully present in this moment. It's the only one you've got.