Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday


The social dancers on Oahu have got to be about the best in the Pacific. And we all accept that most may not have many of the fancy steps of the "great" ones.  They do have the basic skills of leading and following which are a critical part of the language of communication that is needed in the social dance world. Communicating on the dance floor with a total stranger is hot, and leading or following new moves is exciting. Most of our blogs are not for the very advanced dancers.

“Social dancers know that there are things that the heart thinks of,
that only the body understands and that is why we dance.”
 

For the leaders that develop their own routines with a few variations, there is that feeling of satisfaction and relief that the lady follows perfectly. Actually the follower is usually more astute because she learns to follow so many different routines. The ladies say it is like a roller coaster ride where they don't know what's coming next. but they know it will be fun. The more styles they are exposed to, the more capable they will become and the more people they will be able to dance with enjoyably.

Our social dance is evolving very nicely in this century. Some of the wheels in the dance community may have to be dragged, kicking and screaming into the 21st century but we cannot do that. If they do not want it, they shall not have it. But the sign on the door we leave open still says welcome.

"Is it true? That no one notices your tears, no one notices your sadness,
no one notices your pain but they all notice your mistakes."