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!
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.
wow this is so hard but it’s so fun
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.
I love this book it shows the unique character of each person and shows how family should stick together.
I feel like a fairy or a stork maybe even a cat as I step silently
i didn’t try it yet so i don’t know what it feels like.
I love this book because I love dance!
Love to dance, but does anyone know what you DO with the Wisdom Cards, or are they just Wisdom Cards?
Blessed Be!!! )O(
since i am making the kalis stick i am going to try the twilight dance . wish luck to anyone watching or around me!!!!!*:)
I do this all the time! 🙂
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.
Passion, hope? Was my brother messing with this!
I did the dance routine above and I felt so alive!!! That was like the first good dance I’ve ever managed to do!!! ~ WildSpirit33
I need a fairy godmother
I made up a move called “Leaping Hare” which I really love!
for color try thinking of the meaning of each color and dance like its meaning.
this is really hard
Hi,um does anybody know how to EMAIL Birdie 🙁
My only question is, “How can we get or find a fairy godmother?”
I really love the book .I wish i could read the others too
This book is just awsome
I only have one book but I found the wisdom card and thought this sight would be cool…it is! I REALLY WANT THE REST OF THESE BOOKS!!!!!!!
I just love to dance
i dance like a cat
I take dance class still is hard but i like it.
Totally a awesome craft. I have one that’s silver and gold.
I am a good dancer.
My dance won gold medal at the Orillia opera house in Canada!!!
Dancing is a special form of prayer.
I’m not really certain about most things, but I know I love to dance, and I don’t really “fit in” all that much, but dance kinda’ helps me cope with all the ridiculous things in my life.
Finished my twilight dance…..while bonking into things 🙁 oopsies still had fun though! 🙂