In the first part of this article, I talked about how important it is to findSolo dance in partner dance your own dance so that you can bring your own solo dance improvisation to the partner dance partnership.  In my e-guide to conscious partner dance Finding Flow, I give you some ways to ease into finding your own solo dance so you can free yourself up and let what’s inside you come out.  If you haven’t got it yet you can get a copy by Continue reading Finding space – solo dance for partner dancers (part two)

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Steps are great, but what are steps without improvisation and Solo danceyour interpretation of them?  Improvisation is your dance.  As a partner dancer you don’t practice solo dance to become a solo dancer, but to feel your own dance first in order to share that with a partner.  If you rely solely on the partnered aspect of the dance then it Continue reading Finding you – solo dance for partner dancers (part one)

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The dance partnership doesn’t work without a level of trust between partners.  Trust gameA trust that there are certain guidelines that we’re all going to adhere to, and when we do, the dance runs smoothly.

To let go and follow without thinking, followers trust their leaders to guide them clearly and directionally.  They trust that their body won’t be placed into a compromising position, that Continue reading The unwritten rules of trust

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I love partner dance because it brings a wonderful interplay ofOrder vs chaos steps vs. improvisation – structure vs. chaos.

Our steps are what is used to create the structure of the dance. The steps that ‘make up’ a style of partner dance in it’s traditional sense, a tango, a waltz or other fundamental steps that we both know and understand as a dancing couple. Especially when dancing with a partner, there needs to be a Continue reading Steps vs. Improvisation

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No movement is just for the sake of doing a movement – every step is for a reason and feels great.bare foot dancing

I love every single one of my steps when I dance. The quality of my steps is why I enjoy my dancing. That’s why I love the slower forms of partner dance because there’s loads of time to appreciate every step. Like the opportunity to meditate, or just to slow down and see where you’re at in life, a slow dance is wonderful for really getting attuned Continue reading The quality of your steps

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