Ethan Levy – Founder Dork Dancing
Ethan loves dancing since 7 or 8 that makes him feel free and happy. But he lost that learned courage, to social anxiety, as he grew older. From 12-22, he became uncomfortable dancing in traditional social settings.
But one day, his diagnosis crashed on his life and depressed him…
Months after being motionless and his hospitalization, he had fallen psychotic. He lived in a state of extreme paranoia for nearly 2 months, believing he was the target of a conspiracy theory: His life comes to an end.
Living in the fear for such a long time that he was pushed to the edge of a new perception – he found the most power in what fear stripped away from him in that hospital: the ability to move freely. He decided to make a move.
He starts to dance again.
At first, there are him and his close friends dancing. Soon his small room was filled with 10 having pure joy together. He learned that accepting myself helps others accept themselves too. It was a beautiful process to experience & witness.
Dork Dancing started in privacy but in recent months, in response to lockdown from COVID19 in Da Nang, The world is going through a mental health crisis, and Dork Dancing is here to help.
Dork Dancing is the therapy method for courage and confidence, helping people see the beauty in things more readily. It’s also for improving and growing with intention. Dork Dancing builds community too. It reveals strength in everyday people and creates beautiful moments.
Ethan Levy wants to support the community’s mental health through dancing together while showing gratitude for what we are taking for granted – the ability to move and free our bodies.
“Just Dance. It can change your life”