The growing popularity of partner dancing in Fort Worth paints a promising picture for human relationships in general. It is tempting to say that technology is slowly stripping away our sense of intimacy and connectedness, but the human heart seems to resist this. There is a refuge for those who long for genuine relationship: the dance floor.
It is no coincidence that relationships are often referred to as a dance. Individuals, couples, and friends have been able to form new bonds, and heal broken ones, through partner dancing. Each partner is responsible for learning his or her role, as a leader and a follower. Eventually, the delicate exchange works to form a beautiful whole.
Sheryl, a newly converted dance enthusiast from Fort Worth explained, “Jim and I got into an argument before our lesson. Immediately, our instructor could see that we were unwilling to connect as we danced. He told us to put everything else behind us, to look into each other’s eyes, and to feel the music together. Not only did we reconnect, but we were able to talk about it afterwards, apologize, and work on finding a solution.”
When you twist and turn with someone, you form a mental, emotional, and physical bond. The more partners dance together, the stronger the unspoken understanding. Our friends are complex and unique characters, and dancing allows us a momentary glimpse into the inner workings of our partner. Behavior on the dance floor often translates into everyday situations, and if your eyes are open, you could learn things you never knew about them, and about yourself.
Formal ballroom dancing lessons can be expensive, especially if you would like to become great enough to compete. However, most studios give reduced introductory lessons. Dynamic Dance is offering a $20 introductory lesson, taught by a professional instructor. Embargo offers a free salsa dancing lesson on Thursday nights, and Billy Bob’s regularly offers Country/Western lessons. There is also a great website that keeps dance lovers up-to-date on where to meet in the DFW area. Just see the links below.
Of course, you can always grab your friends and shake your booty at a local club, or if money is tight, someone’s living room! Just dance, don’t be shy!
Dynamic Dance Instructor Robert Winchester: email [email protected], or call (817)707-6865
Embargo Fort Worth: http://www.embargofw.com/, or call (817)870-9750
Billy Bob’s Texas: http://www.billybobstexas.com/bbt-dancelessons.htm, or call (817)923-9215
DFW Ballroom/Latin Dancing Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/FWSalsa/calendar/list/