The Dance Floors That Heal Us: A Tribute to Erin Sharp – 052

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I met Erin in my first belly dance class in 2000 at Cornell. For 20 years we danced together on stages, streets and around fires. Erin passed away in May 2020 during the Covid Era, and I continue to seek a dance floor that can help heal the pain.

I saw this quote from writer Hope Alocer posted in a Facebook group for dancers:

“Behind every dancer there’s someone that broke her, a song that moved her, a moment that inspired her and a dance floor that healed her.”

– Hope Alcocer

How can we make the floors of our homes into a dance floor that heals us? Even with loneliness and frustration and sadness sometimes choking us until we cannot breathe, we can take another breath. We can move our feet. We can turn on a song and dance, allowing the floor to hold us until our breath again reaches our bellies and stirs our soul.

I miss you Erin. I love you, and I always will.

Erin Sharp Belly Dance

Erin Sharps Obituary Photo

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