The practice of partner dance is more than just two sets of dance moves fitting together.  There is that third element, that sense of something larger than the two of you working it’s magic in the dance.

I feel myself lucky to have started my career as a dance teacher as what would now be termed an ‘old skool’ freestyle aerobics instructor.  Basically, choreographed sequences of moves to music for the purpose of increasing aerobic fitness.  However, apart from Continue reading More than the two of you

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When you see people doing amazing moves, it’s the flow and grace that captures your attention.  When your moves become easy to do then you feel like you are flowing in your dancing.  When you first start dancing, or doing a type of dance that you are unfamiliar with, your body isn’t used to doing those types of movements.  Your muscles aren’t used to working in those ways, so it will feel awkward at first. Continue reading Take a break – and enjoy it!

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In the first part of this article, I talked about howSolo dance in partner dance important it is to find 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 Solo danceimprovisation and your 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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