How to dance break the chain

Break The Chain (7th Heaven Remix Radio Edit) by Nick Jay, Silke on Beatport




Artists Nick Jay, Silke

Remixers 7th Heaven

  • Length 3:26
  • Released 2022-02-21
  • BPM 126
  • Key C maj
  • Genre Dance / Electro Pop
  • Label LW Recordings
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#OneBillionRising ~ help break the chain

by Patricia Sands 11 Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day to all

Of course there’s a place for hearts and flowers and chocolate and mushy love songs, but there are many girls and women around the world who receive none of those.

Here’s a song we should all add to our repertoire. It too is a song about love. This infectious anthem shares a message that is universal. Share it everywhere you can. Help break the chain of violence towards women and girls. BREAK THE CHAIN.

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Break the Chain

Lyrics by Tena Clark
Music by Tena Clark/Tim Heintz

I raise my arms to the sky

On my knees I pray
I’m not afraid anymore
I will walk through that door
Walk, dance, rise
Walk, dance, rise

I can see a world where we all live

Safe and free from all oppression
No more rape or incest, or abuse
Women are not a possession

You’ve never owned me, don’t even know me

I’m not invisible, I’m simply wonderful
I feel my heart for the first time racing
I feel alive, I feel so amazing

I dance cause I love

Dance cause I dream
Dance cause I’ve had enough
Dance to stop the screams
Dance to break the rules
Dance to stop the pain
Dance to turn it upside down
Its time to break the chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain

Dance, rise

Dance, rise

In the middle of this madness, we will stand

I know there is a better world
Take your sisters & your brothers by the hand
Reach out to every woman & girl

This is my body, my body’s holy

No more excuses, no more abuses
We are mothers, we are teachers,
We are beautiful, beautiful creatures

I dance cause I love

Dance cause I dream
Dance cause I’ve had enough
Dance to stop the screams
Dance to break the rules
Dance to stop the pain
Dance to turn it upside down
It’s time to break the chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain

Dance Break Inst.

Dance, rise

Dance, rise

Sister won’t you help me, sister won’t you rise (x4)

Dance, rise

Dance, rise

Sister won’t you help me, sister won’t you rise (x4)

This is my body, my body’s holy

No more excuses, no more abuses
We are mothers, we are teachers,
We are beautiful, beautiful creatures

I dance cause I love

Dance cause I dream
Dance cause I’ve had enough
Dance to stop the screams
Dance to break the rules
Dance to stop the pain
Dance to turn it upside down
Its time to break the chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain

(Repeat chorus)


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About Patricia Sands

Family, writing and travel are my passions . .. okay, and chocolate ... and I'm seldom without a camera. I write women's fiction and keep in touch with readers by a monthly newsletter that also has giveaways and contests. Come and join us by signing up on the right. See you there!

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comments 2 , views 1268 , last comment0001 One Billion Rising is a worldwide dance campaign that started in 2012 and takes place in 190 countries. This year, Belarus also joined in: on St. Valentine's Day, a dance flash mob against violence against women took place in Minsk.

One of the organizers of the action tells about how the idea to hold such a flash mob in Minsk came about, and how she participated in it.

Olga Gorbunova : The idea was born spontaneously. All these 4 years we have been watching what was happening, and there was always some feeling inside: well, yes - an action, no one in Belarus is holding ... Well, it's a pity, a pity ... But this year we decided to do it. On the one hand, this is, of course, an attempt to draw attention to the problem in some way, but on the other hand, this is a very special personal experience. In fact, we ourselves did not imagine what we would face. When we came up with this, I didn’t plan to dance myself, I thought: oh, well, we’ll stir up something now, and I’ll stand there, turn on the sound, for example. It seemed to us: well, we already did something important - we submitted an application to the Minsk City Executive Committee, found a room. This is our contribution. To be honest, I would have been embarrassed to dance a week and a half ago, I would have been embarrassed, in general, I would probably have felt like a complete fool. But everything has changed. These rehearsals were magical. I don’t know what kind of energy it is, but I liked dancing, I realized that I can dance.

It's definitely not just a dance or just a song. Very important were the people who were next to the rehearsals. Together we did not succeed and together we began to succeed. It is unlikely that when it all ends today, we will understand: oh, it was so effective! But at the moment, neither I nor, I'm sure, the other participants regret at all that they signed up for this. It will pass as it will. Since it could only take place here - not on the street, but indoors (Minsk City Executive Committee did not give permission to hold a rally near the Pobeda cinema - ed. ), where there will be not 5 thousand people, as in Berlin, but it’s good if 15 But it will still be, and we will still dance today. Anyway, today we will talk about our topic and what needs to be done to reduce violence against women.

© On Valentine's Day, Minsk hosted a dance flash mob against violence against women

During the flash mob, participants dance to the song "Brake the chain", which was specially written for this action by an American composer and songwriter Tenoy Clark. Among others, there are the following words:

“I dance because I love, I dance because I dream, I dance because I'm tired, I dance to stop screaming, I dance to break the foundations, I dance to stop the pain, I dance to turn everything upside down... It's time to break the chains. Come on, come on! Break the chain."

Participants of the Minsk flash mob agreed to answer the question “why I dance”.


I dance because I survived. I want to tell others that it is possible to survive. Don't be afraid to speak up - help is there. There is someone to turn to. I dance because I am happy. I now have everything you can only dream of ... When I decided to leave my husband with four children, I wrote a list of what I would like and what I could not afford in this relationship. To date, she has already fulfilled everything from this list - it was such trifles as meeting a friend in a cafe, meeting with classmates, going to the theater, spontaneous going to the cinema, a trip abroad. All this has come true for me so far. There are people around who support me. My children are happy, they smile openly, express their emotions. It is very important for me.

I dance so that women understand that they are people, they deserve to love, be loved, be happy, fulfill themselves. They have the right to all this, and no one has the right to take it away from them. I dance because today is a holiday. And today my close friend will come, who also lived in a situation of violence for many years, she will just look - she is very shy, but she is slowly getting out of this situation. I am glad that I was able to change my life and now the people around me are changing. Evil is leaving.


I really liked the theme of the event, supporting families without violence is very important, it is important to inform women about what is happening and how they can protect themselves. It is very good that this is a public event, that everyone has access to it. Personally, I saw it on Facebook and I think that every woman should see it, visit it and support other women who may find themselves in a situation of domestic violence with their presence. To be honest, the emotions were very vivid. In general, I almost burst into tears, because there was so much energy, some kind of common spirit, that it really captured me from the inside.

"In fact, I don't even remember ever feeling like this while dancing."

People of different ages standing in rows energetically dance to the music in a large bright room decorated with purple balloons. There are smiles on their faces. The same purple ribbons are tied on the hands.


It is important to talk about women's rights, that these are not just some mythical words and phrases about women being subjected to violence. Dancing together, you understand that you are not the only one supporting feminist views, but many, many others. I was afraid. It was really a little scary at the rehearsal, I was afraid to make a mistake, but then, when I saw familiar faces, when they all danced together ... It was even, one might say, not a dance. It was something so simple ... There was no feeling of staging. I knew I wasn't alone.


Firstly, it's great to join the global flash mob and speak out against violence against women, and secondly, I'm a woman myself, and it's great to unite, join forces against this problem. Maybe due to such flash mobs and peaceful actions, when we do something as small and seemingly insignificant as a dance, we express solidarity. You can see that you are not alone if something bad happens.


I knew about this flash mob, I knew that it took place in Poland. Even then I became interested: oh, it's all so interesting, women get together and do something so positive. And when Olya told me that they wanted to hold this event in Belarus, I immediately said: I will come too! I didn’t even think that I didn’t know how to dance at all and I was afraid to dance. I watched the official video, listened to the song, and I really liked it, there are really very strong words, and when you see that a huge number of people dance this flash mob all over the world, it is very inspiring.

In fact, this flash mob is danced by a lot of different people. I watched a lot of videos from different years on youtube. There are groups from five to five thousand people. And indoors, and on the street, and on the beach, anywhere ... Ie. we are not some kind of freaks, because we dance in the Pobeda cinema. The point is not how beautifully or correctly you dance, but simply in the dance itself. Everyone dances in different ways - to whom it is more comfortable and more convenient. I started going to rehearsals and they were a very unifying experience for me. It was today that we danced for 5 minutes, and that's it ... And at rehearsals we got together, spent time together, it really united us. At first I was very nervous, but everything went away when I came here and started dancing with everyone.

Close-up of the face of a dancing girl. She dances with her eyes closed, her arms raised up, index fingers pointing forward.


This is important for me and important for others, because we can all find ourselves in a situation where help is needed, and this must be fought. It was great, everything is like a single organism - dancing, moving, music. This is great.


Initially, I was very doubtful about my participation. Moreover, the resistance was connected not so much with internal tightness and doubts about the ability to coherently and in a team push a dashing dance number, but with almost absolute certainty that no one needed it. For a long time I could not abstract from the stereotypical understanding of the flash mob as some kind of entertainment event. In general, without really explaining to myself why I signed up for something like this, I began to diligently master the movements. It was difficult. When I began to noticeably shake and twitch both from the musical composition and from the accompanying body movements, I finally found and watched dozens of flash mob videos from all over the world - bright, emotional and truly inspiring. And that's when I finally realized how important it is.

Very different, but incredibly bright and beautiful faces, thousands of smiling women dancing for each other, dancing in spite of - it's very strong. Separately, I was impressed by the video from San Francisco, where the flash mob was supported by prisoners, including men. It is a pity that our action was not as numerous as we would like to see. But if today, for example, five thousand Minskers are not ready to join such an event, this does not mean that they will not come out next time.

Maybe I didn't manage to turn off my head and merge in a single dance ecstasy with all the wonderful people, but I feel completely boundless gratitude to everyone who was around. After all, all this is really about support and solidarity - how ready we are to support people like us, and especially those who are worse off than we are now. Sometimes it's just enough to know that there is someone around who cares about how hard it is for you. These things are important because they remind you that you are stronger than you think. We make each other stronger. And if at least one woman through such actions hears and understands that she is not alone, that we are together and ready to support each other - all this was not in vain.

People standing in rows dancing with their hands up. There are smiles on their faces. Each dancer wears a purple ribbon on her right hand.


I danced for myself, for women close to me, relatives, friends, for women who would never dare to come here and say out loud that everything that happens to us is everywhere - on the street, in our own homes , in a "romantic" relationship, is not normal. For women who have been living in a situation of terror for years, if not worse, and social stereotypes make them believe that they deserve it. Today, for me, each of us has become stronger.

This is a unique experience - getting your body back. I have not danced anywhere, even at home by myself for many years - because I am shy, I look bad, because the body in the dance “should be” sexy or something.

“There was no evaluation in this dance, there was no “look of another” – only support for every woman who came here. I am very grateful to everyone who danced with us, to my friends who came just to support, to be with us on this day”


I know after what moment I realized that I would [dance] along the way. After an article about the fact that one can only grieve about tragic and difficult things, and everything else is “from the evil one.” That “you can’t” dance against violence against women, even if you do it from yourself and for yourself, you can’t dance in a concentration camp, even if you fucking survived in it. Because it's... what? Discredits? Levels? Does it depreciate? Yes, you salmon tuna with these lean maxims and pursed lips. So I danced, it turns out, because I don’t think that someone else has the right to consider someone’s experience and someone’s protest as “insufficient” or “inappropriate”. Not for pleasure, but in spite of hypocrisy.

After finishing the dance, the participants stand with their right hand raised. Their hands are clenched into fists, index fingers pointing up. Their whole body also tends to rise. Their faces show confidence and pride.

According to statistics, every third woman becomes a victim of rape or abuse during her life, and Belarus is no exception. With a world population of seven billion, more than a billion women and girls experience or are victims of violence. More than 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not a crime.

The organizers of the One Billion Rising action in Minsk told in more detail about the purpose of the campaign and the specifics of the Belarusian statistics.

Olga Gorbunova: We chose this day for ourselves not only because it is the day of the international global company One Billion Rising, but also because we are already tired of talking about our topic only on November 25, the International Day for the Protection of Women from Violence , or March 8th. I would like to talk about this more often, because the problem does not lose its relevance, unfortunately. One can even say that every year the situation worsens. For example, in Belarus, even if we take official statistics on crimes and offenses, this, unfortunately, is an upward trend.

In a nutshell, the goal of the campaign is to amplify the voice of vulnerable women. The campaign of 2016, in addition to general speaking about the topic of violence against women, is designed to draw attention to even more vulnerable groups, such as refugee or migrant women, women living below the poverty line, unemployed women, women with disabilities, LGBTQI groups , victims of sex trafficking, labor slavery, war crimes, etc.

In Belarus, we probably do not have such a wide range of types of violence on the part of society or the state against women - for example, we do not currently have war crimes, female circumcision or rituals of burning widows, etc. But at the same time, the problems that women in Belarus face are also a large number - ranging from economic ones related to the list of prohibited professions, with the difference in wages, and ending with huge statistics related to domestic violence.

In our opinion, there is no "we" - we, an abstract society, and "they" - victims of violence, women who have suffered from violence. According to Belarusian statistics, every 3rd woman suffers from physical violence in the family. It is, in fact, all of us. All of us women have experienced such traumatic experiences in one way or another. Therefore, it was very joyful for us when women of very different ages joined the dance flash mob, most likely education, although we did not ask for any vital interests, with children and convinced childfree. Maybe because the music is like that and the dance is like that, but in fact it was a valuable and unique experience for each of us.

“Very different people who just found information on social networks, came and showed their participation, interest - in fact it was very pleasant and very inspiring”

People standing in rows are dancing with their hands up. The face of the dancer in front is lit up with a happy smile. Blurred silhouettes of other people are visible in the background.

Olga Yanchuk: I would like to add some figures about official statistics and some facts related to the population's attitude to this problem. When asked how you feel about violence, more than 90% say "bad". Violence is bad. "But under certain conditions it can be applied." About 5% of both men and women name the conditions under which it can still be used: “if she does not look after children well, if her food burns, if she went out and did not say where she went”, etc.

Research in 2014 clearly shows the double standards that men and women pronounce in relation to each other's behavior. About 45% of men say that insults, humiliation, etc. can be used against women. But no more than 30% will say that it can be used in relation to themselves. The same applies to threats and the fact that women can be forbidden to communicate with relatives, friends, girlfriends. Those. this policy of double standards is found at every turn, with an official sign or label that violence is bad, "but in my behavior I allow and justify a lot of things."

Accordingly, now I think that all our efforts should be focused on trying to motivate people not to be indifferent and start acting.

“If I am a person who has a certain traumatic experience in my life, address and talk about it. If I am a witness to such a situation, then I should also act, help, react accordingly, creating conditions so that a person can ask for help. Of course, I would like to see more people who are not indifferent to the event itself and to this problem. It is a little frustrating that there are few people, that there are few representatives of the media who could support us. It is important to be more attentive to each other. If a person sees another ... Many do not even know the name of the neighbor in the stairwell or why this woman is hiding with a black eye ... If we treat each other better and help, then there will be much less problems. And now, unfortunately, the numbers are growing over the years. Once again, I congratulate everyone on February 14th. I am sure that love will save humanity.

In the foreground, a girl with shoulder-length dark hair in a purple turtleneck is tying a purple ribbon around the wrist of a girl in black with long blond hair. In the background, people can be seen also tying purple ribbons to each other.

In the foreground, a smiling girl in dark clothing with a purple scarf is looking to the right, in the background are smiling people. There are photographs and purple balloons all around.

In the photo, people are standing with their heads down. In focus - a man with a short haircut, glasses, in a lilac shirt, lowered his eyes down. The gaze is concentrated and serious, turned inward.

Close-up of a girl's face with a short haircut in a scarf. There is a smile on the face, a straight and open look, directed towards the lens. Dancing people and purple balloons can be seen in the background.

Close-up of the face of a dancing girl with glasses, she is smiling. A knitted purple scarf hangs around the neck. The look is slightly lowered down, dark hair of medium length falls on the face. Blurred silhouettes of other people and purple balloons can be seen in the background.

In the photo in a room with white walls, people of different ages dressed in purple. They are cheering and laughing, with purple ribbons tied around their wrists.

In the close-up photo, two people are hugging tightly. One of them has a wide smile on his face, his eyes are closed. The other one is turned back to the lens.

The photo shows two girls in dark clothes with purple ribbons attached to their chests. Purple ribbons are also tied around their wrists. The girl on the right looks into the lens, the girl with glasses on the left looks straight ahead. They are smiling.

The photo shows two people in dark clothes. In focus is a man with a beard and a short haircut, his arm is bent at the elbow, the hand is relaxed. There is a purple ribbon around his neck. In the background is a man with long blond hair, her face is thoughtful and calm.

In the photo, people of different ages are busy with different things: someone is talking to each other, someone is looking at the phone, some are looking ahead, probably watching something that was not included in the frame.

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