Diablo Ballet had a great prompt on Twitter tonight, eliciting a social media storm of responses and conversation.
Give us your best "You know you're a dancer when..."Tells us what makes dancers special!
— DiabloBallet (@DiabloBallet) December 27, 2012
Of course I had to weigh in, especially since I majored in Dance at UMD College Park:
You know you're a dancer when you subconsciously start walking in rhythm anytime you hear music e.g. the gym, the mall, etc cc:@diabloballetAnd I could certainly relate to almost all of the other responses to this. Like:
— JR Russ (@AWayofLife0) December 27, 2012
@diabloballet When it's not a big deal to change your clothes five times a day.Or:
— Tiffany Kadani (@dancinbranflake) December 27, 2012
@diabloballet and when you hear your teacher say "One more time" that actually means 12 more times xDAnd especially:
— AngelStew (@TeamKRISTEN4U) December 27, 2012
@diabloballet u know ur a dancer when u instinctively want to go home and stretch after seeing a great dance performance! @danceplaceWhat I love about the last one is that I believe the Tweeter responded to the prompt because she was following Dance Place (where I am social media coordinator) and I Retweeted Diablo Ballet's original tweet through our account.
— Nzinga (@NzingaJenkins) December 27, 2012
Now, in case you didn't know, I'm a bit of a fan of Diablo Ballet's social media presence. They're fun, engaging, conversational. And they've managed to engage me and others in my community, Like Nzinga, which is miles away from their own physical space.
On top of that, they are timely and actively responsive in engaging people on social media, which I would say is particularly crucial when you put a prompt like the one they did out there. And they're quite generous not just with retweeting, but favorite'ing.
Want to see other submissions to "You know you're a dancer when"? Definitely check out their Twitter account to see more responses from December 26.
Well-played, Diablo Ballet. Well-played.