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  01/16/2009

Dancing With Others...Don't be a Knucklehead!

Dancing with others....

When dancing with a partner many dancers fail to realize there are other dancers on the floor that they must interact with.

Going back to the "Dancing is a Conversation" analogy, we must think of a conversation between two people in the middle of a party. No one around you and you can talk louder. When others are around only a complete knucklehead will continue talking as if alone.

Likewise only a knucklehead will dance as if alone on the floor, when a couple is on a dance floor along with other dancers.  They will need to move like driving in traffic. Obey the "rules of the road", anticipate other's movements and protect their partner. This is not only the leader's job but the follower's as well. A gentle squeeze or tap on the arm will alert the leader of an impending crash.

A skillful leader will quickly earn the admiration of a lady quicker than one who knows all the moves but is prone to "crash & burn tactics." 

Try to be the former rather than the latter!


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