Tag: dancer

QUALITY OVER QUANTITY – Tips for Social Dance

Are you a dance class rat? Are you an encyclopedia of dance figures? So you’ve been taking tons of classes and you feel like your mind is a database of cool dance moves. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make you a good dancer. Dance is about…

DANCE IS A GIFT, A SPECIAL TIME FOR YOU – Tips For Social Dance

  23 THINGS TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN YOU START STUDYING DANCE! 1. Treat class, and your every opportunity to dance, as a gift, as a special time for you. 2. Leave your emotional baggage outside. Let class be your chance to think only about you. Let…

SENSUALITY OVER SEXUALITY – Tips For Social Dance

sex•u•al from Latin sexus sex [1] of, relating to, or associated with sex or the sexes. [2] having or involving sex. sen•su•al from Latin sensus sense [1] relating to or consisting in the gratification of the senses. [2] devoted to or preoccupied with the…

MUSICALITY – Tips For Social Dance

Music is another point of connection to your partner. Don’t just listen to the music; feel it. In dance, we dance to what we feel, either melody or rhythm; there are no counts. Be sensitive to each of the instruments that make the beautiful…

CONNECTION – Tips For Social Dance

There are many elements to creating a connection: the embrace, the music, technique… but the most important one is the intention of connecting. You are not dancing alone, you are dancing with another person. Forget about yourself, forget about making mistakes, forget about the…

EMBRACE – Tips For Social Dance

Dancing starts with embracing. It’s the first connection into the dance. The embrace in social dance is like an embrace in life: it has to be natural and with affection, otherwise it will not live. Embrace your partner as though you are about to dance…

WALK – Tips For Social Dance

If you can’t dance walk, you can’t dance. Walking is the foundation, the basic, of the dance. It’s not the well known 8-count basic that is taught in many beginners’ classes. That is just a convenient sequence that puts together some of the basic dance…