Saturday, February 24, 2018


Yes in dancing we have problems. But most of time we accept it as part of life. And the root of the majority of dance problems is wanting to improve. Unfortunately, the method to doing that can be flawed, and lead to hurt feelings, a lack of enjoyment, or worse. Most of us do very well, allowing our teachers to make recommendations and eliminating any negative chatter. Focusing our efforts on our own side of the dance frame works for both amateurs and professionals.

"We can complain because the rose bushes have thorns
or we can rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."

Having a dance partner is special, and we never want to lose sight of that on our road to improvement.  Dance advice from fancy people, like using Dancing as Therapy may not cure everything, but dancing together can sure help when times get tough. The big picture is that we can't control what life throws at us, but we can control how we respond to it.  Doing something together that is fun, physical, and interactive can help our dancing become an all-purpose tool for working through the toughest things we may be experiencing.

"It's A Wonderful World" by Bruddah Iz

Going further into dancing takes consistent effort between your mind and body. This allows you to tune out any concerns, problems, or, seemingly, impossible challenges.  We all know how important it is to take a deep breath to avoid over-reacting to things. A dance lesson is like a 45 minute deep breath that allows you the opportunity to put your body and brain into a better place to tackle the biggest issues together. Share it with friends and it's never been easier to share your thoughts on a good dance blog for your your friends, family and fellow dancers. You got a dance hobby?

“Social dancers believe that we should all dance while we still can.”