Sunday, August 16, 2009


Recently, in a televised modern dance competition in China - a very uniquecouple won one of the top prizes and received the longest standing ovation.She was a dancer, who had trained since she was a child. Tragically, shelost her entire left arm in an accident and fell into a state of depression; soshe decided to coach a children's dancing group. From that point on, sherealized she could not forget dancing. She still loved to dance and wantedto dance again. She tried to do some of her former routines but without herarm she had difficulty maintaining balance. She practiced strenuously anddeveloped a dance routine - always dancing alone in her studio.He was not a dancer. He lost a leg in an accident and he had fallen into adeep state of depression. They met - and her goal immediately became tohelp him become positive about life again. She taught him to dance and inher studio they danced together and developed a routine as their lives andfriendship became closer.Their life together, behind the closed doors of the dance studio - was one ofcreativity, challenge, determination, practice and sometimes failure.Theirfocus was on doing what others said would be impossible.. Several timesit became so difficult and frustrating for them that they gave up, broke up.But life alone, without each other, brought them back together again andthey became even more determined to perfect a dance routine to a pointwhere they might try to dance outside the studio to see what friends andfamily thought about what they were doing all that time inside the studio.Their friends and family were so supportive they encouraged the coupleto enter a dance competition, which they finally agreed to do. Only laterdid they realize the competition was to be televised locally. We will nowsee the first - and to date only televised performance of their dance......:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

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