“Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists.”
– Michael Jackson
Professional dancer or not, you have to admit that dancing gives you a form of release.
When you let your body move to the beat, when you lift your heart to the music, the world is just so much better.
Crisaldomar “Zaldy” Lanas lives in Rome,Italy and is a Zumba instructor.
He leads a group called Young Hearts and together, they dance in public places bringing smiles not just to themselves but all onlookers and viewers.
Their dances aren’t difficult either.
Anyone can join in and follow along.
Zaldy and his friends are in Rome with the song of choice being Earth Wind and Fire’s “Let’s Groove”.
One of the coolest, funkiest songs to ever grace the music world.
They’re all in black, surrounded by tall trees bathed in Italy’s golden sun.
“I couldn’t have imagined watching a bunch of strangers dancing across continents would be this uplifting!”
Says a viewer named Arpita Bhagat.
It starts off with knee dips coupled with downward thrusting punches but very jello-like.
Then there’s a lot of stepping left and right while clapping along to the uptempo beat.
“Let’s Groove” was the first single of Earth, Wind & Fire’s eleventh studio album Raise! which was released back in 1981.
It’s a song that’s stood the test of time along with their other iconic hits such as “September” and “After the love has gone”.
“Like I said, as long as people like old school R&B music, it will never die! The ones that don’t like it don’t have to listen to it!”
Says an old school viewer.
These Filipinos in Rome are bringing the groove back. They may be in Rome but their infectious bounce has spread all over the world. And would you check out Zaldy’s energy!
It is a basic 1-2-3-4 count before switching to another set of moves.
But all throughout, you could dance along in the comfort of your own home!
And it’s a great way to stay in shape both physically and mentally!
Kenneth Russell was moved by this video saying,
“This, during this period in our lives is one of the most beautiful videos on social media. My mom (RIP), who was a big Earth, Wind and Fire fan would have loved and appreciated this. “Thank You”
Zaldy’s public dance gigs look like a lot of fun.
Most of the dancers look to be middle aged with a few even looking over sixty.
But nothing is stopping them from stepping out together to enjoy creation with a little groove.
They are having the best time, burning some calories, and making lots of friends. It’s all a perfect combo!
Watch these dancers in Rome get down with the earth and the wind!
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