What is Partner Dancing?

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Partner Dancing requires you to become aware of your partner. Be aware that (s)he may not be dancing for the same reasons you are. Be aware that s(he) may be looking for you to provide something that you may not want to — or be able to — provide.

Be aware of your partner. Be aware that (s)he may not be dancing for the same reasons you are.

When asked about Partner Dancing, people reply with varied answers, such as…

  • » an athletic activity which requires honing your strength, flexibility, and aerobic endurance
  • » an artistic activity involving personal creativity and expressiveness
  • » an academic activity – knowing how to recognize which dances corresponds to which styles of music, knowing which moves belong to which dances, as well as the timing of each move and how they fit together with other moves
  • » an exercise in self-awareness – knowing how your own body is moving and how to actually produce each move
  • » an exercise in mutual awareness – knowing how movements in your own body affect your partner, how/when/why to change dance partners, knowing what kinds of moves you can do with any particular partner, and performing excellent social dance etiquette.
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Published: 31 May 2010 at 1:23am
Last Edited: 13 April 2011 at 10:02am
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