- If you want to dance, ask someone.
- When you are following, follow. When you are leading, lead.
- It’s better to dance together and off the music than to be on the beat alone.
- Don’t think; just dance. Dance with your body, and think with your brain. If you try to think with your body or dance with your brain, you will end up frustrating both – and dancing badly.
- It’s more important to feel good than to look good. If you feel the dance, you will dance better. Feeling good is what makes you look good.
- Anyone can be a partner.
- If there’s no one to dance with, you can dance alone.
- The important things are a partner’s energy and attitude. A partner’s externals, like size and height, then become a challenge, not an obstacle.
- There are no mistakes because it’s improvisation.
- Connection is communication. You don’t need language to communicate. This includes making a joke.
- You can assume the other person is doing their best.
- When it isn’t working: slow down, relax and breathe.
- Collaborative problem-solving creates unity and a sense of community.
- Don’t be afraid to say no.
- Don’t be afraid to say yes.
- There’s always going to be someone who is a better dancer than you, and there’s always going to be someone who is worse.
- Risk is what creates a space for reward.
- If someone doesn’t want to dance, don’t take it personally. Maybe their feet just hurt.
- No matter who stepped on whom, if everyone apologizes, everyone feels better.
- The closer you can get to your partner, the better (and harder) it can be.
- Try to stop when it ends.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Lessons from Tango Class
Posted by Kar Davis