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Entire Self Dancing – Dance With out Limits

Good day my mates!

Thanks a lot for stopping by.

I’ve had a break from posting, however not from dancing or writing.  It’s time to share.

Leaping into the deep finish, right here’s the center of the center of me as a dancer, sharing freely.


I wrote to a pal, “Dance is sensible otherwise now. I’m enthusiastic about some connections within the physique however need to take into account that that’s apply, and generally you simply have to bop.”

She questioned, “simply have to bop.”  Am I simply letting go and having enjoyable?  If that’s the case,  there’s nothing incorrect with that.


I gave a worthy topic extra consideration:

I used to be training final weekend and labored on very particular physique facets, one by one. Then there was one thing else… not engaged on anyone facet, however dancing for dance itself. How do you describe it?

The closest analogy I can discover is from a specific second in time once I was learning appearing. I used to be engaged on a monologue from St. Joan (Shaw) as an train. I labored on single facets for durations of time, then one other facet, then a distinct thought…voice…embodiment….emotion…focus within the room; many various appearing actions.

There comes some extent the place you need to belief that every one these totally different facets are educated in and also you let go and simply BE the character in that second and breathe and DO it. There’s an vitality coming backwards and forwards from the viewers, too, that’s within the second and unrehearsed, nevertheless the a part of me that opens to entry and permit that communication may be practiced.

That’s what I meant about dance. Training in numerous methods for hours, weeks, months….after which in some unspecified time in the future whether or not I’m dancing on my own or definitely with my Professional associate, I’ve to belief that I understand how to bop, and DANCE.  Not rehearse, not decelerate to consider a single facet. There’s an enormous distinction between engaged on Approach, and Dancing.  Even when I dance badly, or imperfectly, there’s nonetheless a distinction between dancing, and attempting, and I really feel it once I see somebody dance totally, even with flaws in method.

There’s one thing that organizes the WHOLE and it isn’t the analytical thoughts. It integrates music, circulate of the whole physique, connection and response and vitality to and from associate, the WHOLE, plus consciousness of different {couples} on the ground.  In Customary that’s no small factor particularly dancing alone, transferring backwards across the line of dance.

It doesn’t imply that they’re good! Not by a protracted shot. But when I or you might be fascinated with “flip your head “now” as a result of that’s the best way it’s speculated to be as an idea or end result, that doesn’t enable for actual dance, which is ephemeral, Isadora Duncan, a second in time.

Possibly the phrase is extra about being within the fullest expression of the entire in Dance that you may be in a specific second in time, in your physique nearly as good or poor as it’s, however with the fullness of who you might be, in that second in your journey.

Is there ever any second that’s perfection and you then cease attempting to enhance? Isn’t there all the time one thing to “work on” a bit of extra?

There additionally must be a letting go and being in Circulation that’s each consciously conscious however you don’t have time to assume after which transfer. In case you do, you’ll be behind the music and your associate so that you belief that at this second you’ve gotten as a lot Approach as you’re going to have as we speak, and also you Dance.


I’m posting as we speak to interrupt the ice of a protracted hibernation. Spring is right here!  I’ve  extra discoveries, secrets and techniques, joys and a few failures to share.  I hope my posts convey you some pleasure and amusement. Goodness is aware of we are able to use some hope and inspiration today.



with Andrea Faraci, S.F. Open Ballroom Dance Competitors, 1st place, April 2019


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