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Two Step Tidewater Virginia

  (01/16/2009 wh)

Social dancing improves social skills.

I had someone tell me today that they wanted to attend a social dance but didn't know how to dance. They were afraid of looking bad in front of all the good dancers.

 

They had watched ballroom dancing on Public Television and were both mesmerized and hesitant about being surrounded by dancers with similar skills.

 

I tried to reassure them and let them know how we felt about social dancing but, I'm not sure I made them change their mind about attending a social dance. Until people start coming to social dances they are very uneasy about being in that kind of situation.

 

I remember when I made that first step toward learning to dance. It wasn't very comfortable for me no matter how nice the other dancers were.

 

That got me thinking about how dancing changes our lives. When asked to list the benefits of dancing we list exercise, improved motor skills, improved coordination and learning more about music and timing. One important benefit that I overlooked is how we gain confidence in interacting with others.

 

Think about how you felt toward attending a large social event prior to becoming a dancer and how you feel about it now. Although I have always been comfortable in most settings, becoming a dancer gave me much more confidence in dealing with people at social events. Now when I talk to others about social dancing this will be the first thing mentioned. Social dancing improves social skills.

 

One other thing to remember is that social dancers are VERY sympathetic and RARELY EVER criticize a new "baby" dancer - because we all remember our own growing pains, as we began our first steps into the dance scene.  Nobody ever starts out dancing like the ones you see on TV, or in the dance exhibitions.  Like babies, we all start with the first few, hesitant steps, a few falls, and some skinned knees.

 

 

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