“I want to dance elegantly.” Who doesn’t? Who doesn’t want to look good when they’re dancing? Who wants to gangle around the dance floor like two baby giraffes? As cute as they are – and they are really cute – we are less willing to trust the process of learning to walk with our partner, for fear of looking silly. .
What’s more silly for me? Wanting the outside to look perfect without working from the inside out. If you can embrace your partner and make your dance together, elegance becomes secondary. You’re connected and… you’re together.
That flow is beauty itself. .
The thing about baby giraffes is this. It takes them anything from 30 minutes to an hour to learn how to do that graceful and smooth giraffe walk. That’s without a mirror in sight. What’s there? Trial and even a few tumbles, all under the protective eye of mamma giraffe. It’ll take a little longer than an hour, but connected, mindful practice is key to better flow in your dance.
This is Jason and Rowena. Two of my newest students. They have been dancing two weeks in this photo. The first thing they learnt was ECMM; embrace, connection, movement, music. Deep in concentration and making their tango together. I think they look amazing.