An advantage the stage version of The Little Mermaid has is the chance to show Ariel and Eric bonding beyond the brief glimpses that we got in the film. In this sequence, Eric finds a way to communicate with the voiceless Ariel through dance. Congrats, you've found a way to make the pairing even more adorable.

Interestingly, this song uses Eric's musical motif from the film, which you can hear at various points such as the jig sequence on Eric's ship while Ariel watches.

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Who needs words? Dancing beats small talk any day. It's the way your feet smile... Or laugh. It lets you say so many things.

Dancing is a language that is felt instead of heard
You can whisper, sing or shout without so much as a word


Try it, go on. Like so.

Just let your emotions tell your body what to do
See how much a single gesture can reveal
And every little step, every single step
Is one step closer to saying what you feel

Once the music hits you, inhibitions fall away
And you find you're expressing things your voice daren't say
Don't be afraid, let go

Soon as your surrender, what's inside will sweep on through
As the boundaries between us disappear
And every little step, every single step
Is one step closer to talking loud and clear

A dance is like a conversation
Except you never need to make a sound
And once you've begun
You speak as one
Give and take
Back and forth
Round and round

A dance is a like conversation
Except your lips don't ever need to part
And once you've begun
You speak as one
Cheek to cheek
Toe to toe
Heart to heart

Dancing is a language that is felt instead of heard
But it says much more than language every could
And every little step, every single step
Is one step closer, one step closer
One step closer to being understood


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