Dance As If No One was Watching

November 29, 2011

Tweet Social dancing is not the same as social performing. Many social “partner” dance classes seem to emphasize patterns, footwork, and “styling” – as if they are what matters most. NONE of these are what really make a COUPLE look and feel good TOGETHER on the dance floor. What all too often is overlooked and […]


Not All Social Contact is Appreciated

May 5, 2010

Tweet Partner dancing should be considered a (social) contact sport. Some dances (and/or partners) require, encourage, or allow more contact than others – but the contact is meant to improve the connection between partners – and not injure or interfere with other couples. If people drove their cars the way many seem to dance, there […]


Follow My Lead

April 14, 2010

A good leader is usually also a good follower. A good follower, however, would do best to NOT try and lead – even when their “leader” is not doing as “well” as s/he would like. A good follower will make them both look (and feel) good – just as a good leader will (attempt to). People will notice (and tell others) about how you are WITH someone MORE than how well you (may or may not) dance (on your own).