Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dance like no one is watching

And yes we do. 
There is an art to slow dance actually. I once read about it and it was an interesting article.

Position your arms. Correct arm position is vital for starting to slow dance properly. For the traditional slow dance position, the man should put his right hand on his partner's left hip side or on his partner's mid to upper back, and his left hand should gently grasp his partner's right hand and hold it up at about shoulder-level of the taller partner so that both partners' arms are bent upward from the elbow. You should stand about a foot to half a foot (30 - 15 cm) away from your partner, depending on the level of intimacy you want to create.
  • The woman's left arm will generally be placed on her partner's shoulder. This is a traditional ballroom dancing position (as well as a safe junior high dancing position), and you should still be standing about a foot from your partner.
  • If the two of you are in a romantic relationship, you can even get into a hug stance with the guy’s arms around the girl’s waist and the girl’s arms around the guy’s shoulders. This is also just a more common move for middle-school and even high-school dances because it's a bit easier to get into this position -- but it does make it a bit trickier for the guy to lead.
  • Don't let your hands wander. Even in the event that your partner doesn't mind, it’s distracting for the other dancers and just not classy.
I am not sure who measures the distance between two people? Do you automatically know hey you are too close or get a little closer? Interesting indeed. I never thought about it, but I guess I bring a ruler with the metric system on it for the next time.


We absolutely adore dancing wherever we go, because who wouldn't want to be close to the one that means everything to you? Exactly my thoughts!