Earlier this month, Mahomet Seymour Dance Team mixed it up as they took center court to preform an incredibly unique and beautiful routine to Jon Jorgenson’s, What Room Does Fear Have? Breaking away from the traditional dance moves set to the latest pop song, these girls take the spotlight and use it to inspire and encourage as they take the audience’s breath away.
The message of this spoken word is powerful and so very important, especially for a generation of girls (and guys) that are growing up immersed in the mindset of a society that teaches them to fear everything. Fear that you aren’t good enough, fear that you aren’t pretty enough or skinny enough, or that you’re too skinny. Fear that you’re opinions are wrong and will be met with condemnation and judgment. Fear of not fitting in with the mainstream, of being ridiculed, laughed at or hated for the things you choose to take a stand for.
This inspiring group of girls have created a routine that allows the message of fearlessness and the ability to find a purpose and a security beyond yourself to resonate in a way that is so visually impacting. By the time it was over I had tears in my eyes and a strong urge to stand up and applaud right in the middle of my living room!
Check out this awesome video, and don’t miss what happens at the halfway point!
After watching the video, I did a little digging and found an interview with Margaret Miller, the Dance Coach at Mahomet High School. In the interview, Margaret talks about the backstory of the creation of this dance routine. To hear about how a group of teenage girls from a public high school took it upon themselves to jump through whatever hoops necessary in order to make sure they could stand behind this message in one of their competition routines was awe inspiring. You can catch the backstory video here.
Please take a minute and visit the Mahomet Seymour Dance Team’s YouTube channel and make sure these girls are applauded for their courage and beauty! We need to be encouraging more of our young girls to break the mold and take a stand in this way. And we need more Margaret Miller’s and Jon Jorgenson’s to step up and become positive role models for these girls. I applaud you all!
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