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         (01/16/2009 20:08 wh)

Four steps to becoming a successful Social Dancer.

Now that we have learned how to dance we need to learn how to be a more successful social dancer.

To become a success at anything it is important to have a positive attitude. Everyone likes the positive person and avoids the negative person. That is number one.

Dancing is a very social activity where you interact with others very closely. How many other situations, in public, do you walk up to a stranger, introduce yourself and then hold them close for the next several minutes? I don't think you could get away with that anywhere in public except the dance floor. That is where personal hygiene comes in. You can't be a popular social dancer until that is taken care of. Don't expect others to tell you that your hygiene is "off color." You need to check it out for yourself. That is number two.

So, now you are all cleaned up and have a great attitude then what? The next question is how much of a dance do I need to know? Take a look around at the popular dancers. The popular woman dancer has learned how to follow a lead without their partner feeling like he is hauling her around the floor. In other words successful female dancers should learn to feel the lead and then complete the move on their own. In order to do this they should learn the fundamentals of each dance. The popular male dancer needs to perfect his lead to the point where he can receive constant feedback from his partner. If he can't evaluate each lead and adjust he is not "leading," he is only pushing and pulling. Not only do men need to learn the dance steps but also how to lead properly. That is number three.

Once the above is mastered you need to become comfortable with your dancing to the point that you can dance to the music without thinking about the steps. That takes practice and is number four.

So who are the successful dancers? Those who are 1-positive, 2-clean, 3-easy to dance with, and 4-able to concentrate on their partner instead of their feet, the music, and "counting steps".

PONDER THIS!

"Life is not a journey to the grave

with the intention of arriving safely

in a pretty and well-preserved body,

but rather to skid in broadside,

thoroughly used up,

totally worn out,

and loudly proclaiming:

WOW!! What a Ride!"
(Let's Dance!!!)

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