In Kerka’s story, the Kalis Dance is a powerful form of self-expression, made up of symbolic movements that hold special meaning for the dancer. Dancing can be an amazing way for all of us to express our feelings–think of the movement as a way of speaking or telling a story without using words. Your dance may change from moment to moment or day to day. One thing you can always count on–it will be as unique as you are!

Find the moves that express what you have to say–here are some ideas to inspire you and get you moving…

Experiment with new tunes: Everyone has a favorite song that makes her want to jump up and dance—how about trying out other types of music you don’t usually dance to? Perhaps a classical piano piece or some jazz. Different music may get you moving in a whole new way!

Find or create a soundscape: Rhythm is what invites us to move. Listen to the sounds of your environment. Birdsong, rainstorms and even construction might provide some interesting beats. Or make your own.

Explore silence: Move as slowly and quietly as you can. Feel the difference in your muscles. Notice your breathing. Try balancing on one foot, then shifting from one to the other. Go in super-duper-slow-motion.

What mood are you in? Joyful, rambunctious, sad, shy. Use your movements to express these feelings. Reach, jump, crumple, roll, spin. Make yourself as tiny as possible or take up the entire room!

Visualize: Close your eyes and imagine what it feels like to be…

  • A snowflake drifting slowly to the ground.
  • A moth or butterfly gently fluttering in circles.
  • A large cat pouncing.
  • A prima ballerina bounding across a stage.
  • A rockstar jumping as she jams on guitar.
  • A ghost drifting through a house.
  • A strong wind blowing through the treetops.
  • A color! how would “purple” move? Try something way out and see where it takes you…

Give it a chance and make it your dance!

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63 thoughts on “Twilight Dance

  1. I like this book too! Sometimes I try out new moves in front of a mirror. I like to imagine what it would feel like to be someone else.

  2. This book is great I could not put it down, when I did put it down it was 10:00pm! And I started reading it at like 8:30, I guess I just got sucked in the book.

  3. I love this book it shows the unique character of each person and shows how family should stick together.

  4. Love to dance, but does anyone know what you DO with the Wisdom Cards, or are they just Wisdom Cards?

    Blessed Be!!! )O(
    Deer Wolf

  5. since i am making the kalis stick i am going to try the twilight dance . wish luck to anyone watching or around me!!!!!*:)

  6. I was danceing with courage, passion, hope, I dance like that all the time at ballet classes and sometimes at home. I love dancing so much its my dream.

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