My Dancing Thoughts

Man oh man that is a random title. Fits with everything that is dancing through my head.

All of us have been exposed to dancing throughout our lives, but understanding what each of us likes about dancing is as unique as a blade of grass. Let’s be honest, save for the artistes who are ‘called to dance’ no one wakes up one day and randomly decides to start dancing. We do it for a reason. When someone tells me they are signing up for a dance class, I am interested in why.

You heard a song and feel the need to express it.
You want to do a mother/son, father/daughter dance at some milestone event in your near future.
You want to feel better – dancing is physical exercise, don’t let anyone tell you anything different.
For me, it was a career move. I needed to ‘know how to participate in corporate events’.
For you, it could be any number of reasons.

Where to start? This really doesn’t matter, as long as you start. After you have started you can dig a little deeper into what you want from the time you spend pursuing your dancing experience.

What kind of music do you like? Have you picked your song yet?
Once you know you like the song, dig a little deeper and listen to the mechanics. Understanding the theory behind the melody is half the battle. Once you know the beat and the style, you can choose the dance you want to master.

In this day and age of online training and/or performance videos it is rather easy to review what it is you really want to do. In the olden days, we had to visit the gym or studio before we chose a ‘dance package’.
We were forced to experience the product before we purchased something. It gave us the opportunity to ask the questions that were truly relevant to our decision.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_dance_moves
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_theory
http://www.wikihow.com/Do-the-Country-Two-Step