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Dancing

29

Jan

The form of partner dancing vs. the content

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The form of partner dancing is everything you can learn in dance class, and by practicing, with or without a partner: moves, technique, skillful responses. The art part, you might say. The content is the connection between you & your partner; the human part. For dancing to be satisfying you need both, but never under […]

27

Jan

Partner dancing with kindness & generosity

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Being intentionally kind & generous makes partner dancing (or anything else) a way to evolve, to move closer to what everyone wants: happiness, satisfaction, fulfillment. This is not related to “falling in love with my dance partner for 3 minutes,” which is self absorption, all about how wonderful it feels. Being intentionally kind & generous […]

25

Jan

Partner dancing as self exploration

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Partner dancing can open doors into unexplored parts of yourself. It does this by forcing you to use your mind and body together as one unit, while holding another person in your arms, moving to music. That’s an awesomely potent combination of forces. What’s absolutely amazing to me about partner dancing as self exploration is […]

21

Jan

How to get started with partner dancing

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Partner dancing is a language; if you want to be able to communicate with a partner – i.e. dance together – you have to learn the language. Focusing on the 3-way connection is a very effective way of connecting with another would-be dancer, lead or follow, and avoiding some of the bad habits beginning partner […]

19

Jan

Dance your way to happiness

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Partner dancing can help you get what you really want out of life: happiness, fulfillment, satisfaction, love, joy, peace, all that. You just have to dance the right way: for your partner, not for you. The starting point for that is connecting with your partner; connection is founded on respect. Connect: It can be simple […]

17

Jan

Dance lessons

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Learning to be intentionally kind & generous is the most important lesson; that’s what I’m always working on. This page collects some of the other, less mission-critical lessons I’m learning from taking dance classes, dancing, teaching dance classes, and putting on dances. • The limits of lesson planning • Teach the dance, show the love […]

15

Jan

Connecting is the heart of partner dancing

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Sure, you can dance without ever connecting with your partner, but that’s so lonely. Connection is the content of partner dancing; moves are just the form. Connecting is easy: just be friendly, greet your partner warmly. Here are some things to consider if you want to connect: • You have to want to dance with […]

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