MANIFESTO

THIS IS WHY I TEACH CLASS:

BECAUSE IT IS A PRACTICE OF GENEROSITY

BECAUSE I LIKE TO CREATE A SPACE OF LEARNING AND CHALLENGE (CAN I SAY IT THAT WAY?)

BECAUSE BY TALKING AND TRYING I FIND OUT WHAT I ALLEGEDLY BELIEVE AND THEN BY BEING SURPRISED AT WHAT I SAY AND DO I WONDER IF I DO, IN FACT, BELIEVE IT

BECAUSE IT RE-CONNECTS ME TO THE PLEASURE OF DANCING WHICH IS WHAT GOT ME STARTED ON THIS WHOLE MESS OF A LIFE

BECAUSE I LIKE TO SEE WHO’S OUT THERE

BECAUSE I LIKE TO HELP PEOPLE OUT

BECAUSE IT IS A WAY TO MAKE CONNECTIONS WITHIN A BODY AND BETWEEN BODIES

BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN TRANSFORMATION

BECAUSE IT IS HUMBLING

BECAUSE IT IS INTERESTING, NICE, RARE AND NERVE-RACKING TO BE IN A ROOM OF OTHERS PRACTICING SOMETHING TOGETHER

BECAUSE THE OLDER I GET, THE MORE NECESSARY IT BECOMES TO CARVE OUT AN INTENTIONAL TIME FOR DANCING

BECAUSE IT ALLOWS ME TO SEE OTHER PEOPLE AS BEAUTIFUL AND CAPABLE

BECAUSE IT IS ONE OF THE FEW THINGS I THINK I’M GOOD AT

BECAUSE IT GROUNDS ME  

BECAUSE IT STILL MAKES ME NERVOUS, WHICH MEANS I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN, WHICH MEANS I’M ALIVE

BECAUSE I AM DREAMING OF YOU NOW AS I PLAN IT, SO IT’S ALREADY BEGUN

BECAUSE AFTERWARDS I USUALLY HAVE A GOOD DAY 

WHY DON’T YOU COME AND FIND OUT IF AND WHY YOU LIKE TO TAKE (MY) CLASS? ?



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