Dawn Hampton teaching about “Feeling the Beat”

Dance what you feel.

Here is a video of Dawn Hampton from 1990 at Herrang.  She is talking about dancing with the beat, but it is also referring to respecting the moment.  She obviously doesn’t believe in dancing from a script of moves but absorbing the influences present at that time, and letting them be expressed through her movement.  In my opinion, that is how Dawn Hampton seems to infuse a sense of magic into every inflection she makes with her body as she spreads her impact across the dance floor.