No, dance festivals are not “boots and pants” beats with gelled back hair and tiny Hanes undershirts. They’re actually full-body expressions of culture, the self and music all at once. Dance lies in the heart of human development. From early civilization in Africa did we learn that gathering together, shaking our butts and enjoying good vibes brings us humans closer together. When you come to these festivals, leave your pride at the door and put on some comfortable shoes because you’re going to feel the beat!