One experience I want to share, is about the beauty of dancing a couple dance with certain complete beginners, – putting it on paper sounds strange, but it is sometimes possible to create a connection between your mind and the other persons body, such you can ask your partners body to move and dance in a way that was not known by the partners mind. Then when we dance: it is amazing to feel the curiosity,  surprise, and exploration of moving in a way they did not know. With some people this is easy, and with other it is difficult or next to impossible. The more you think, the more difficult it will be.

The core for doing this, is the dance connection. The connection is most prominent in Argentine Tango, and probably easiest learned there, – though it is the same in other social dances, and I do exactly the same in Swing. It is a way of touching where you can easily exchange informations with each other. This is not about gripping each other, – the touch can be light as a feather, and the can connection still strong, – it is a question of bringing a presence or awareness into the touch and melting together in the point of connection, meeting each other, such that the two bodies move together. A good way to feel this, is just to practice simple weight shifts, and walking together, closed eyes, maybe only the palms of the hands touching, with one person leading, and the other following.

If you know Contact Improvisation, I should note that the connection in social dances are usually very different from the feeling of the “point of contact”. The connection is much more calm, and a steady point of information exchange between the bodies.

When the connection is created, the most basic communication is to ask the partners body to shift their weight to the music. It is possible to put enough playfulness into this, that you can have a very enjoyable entire dance like that. Next comes the impulses that starts the movement of the feet, and the actual steps. With this you can dance the rhythmical signatures of the different dances, and also communicate, learn, and teach without words. This also opens up for play, and exploring most of the dance. You have reduced connection during turns, and other movements where you are not in synchronosity with your dance partner, so in dances with these elements, it is good to wordlessly talk about, and agree upon, the rhytmical signatures.

Another beautiful aspect of the dance connection is that it is bidirectional, and a way of seeing the other. Also the leader follows the followers interpretation and following of the leading. When you are just walking, you can focus on the connection, and through the connection almost feel how each of the trillions of cells of your partner is moving in respect to each other. Using this connection to connect core to core, even in a very open embrace and simple walk, can be an incredibly beautiful and enlightening experience. And with experienced dancers this opens up for even more fine grained and detailed discoveries and experiences.

 




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2017 01 09 toastmaster talk
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2016 05 07 Month of work and son
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2016 04 03 Luck, notes, and just do it
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2016 04 01 Identitetsniveauer
2016 03 31 1-2-3 priority
2016 03 31 Kvartal
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2016 03 29 Morning routine challenge
2016 03 29 Benefits from writing
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2016 03 27 Getting back to writing
2016 03 27 Mind of the traveller
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2016 03 06 The power of daily the checklist
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2015 11 18 Data JSON
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2015 11 15 Old front-page with project list
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2015 11 15 WordPress theme development
2015 11 14 Let’s encrypt!
2015 11 14 Laptop branding
2015 11 14 Word order in programming and human languages
2015 11 13 Swing dancing in Copenhagen
2015 10 20 MuBackend revisited
2015 10 07 B-trie
2015 10 02 The 3-day sprint
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2015 09 29 Lemon status 2
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2015 08 26 MuBackend
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2015 08 21 Distracted by music
2015 08 20 Flow and focus
2015 08 19 Coding habit
2015 08 18 Responsive base app design
2015 08 17 Mobile UI
2015 08 16 Associations and read-somedays on meta-thinking
2015 08 15 Half-monthly review 2015-15
2015 08 14 Learning
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2015 08 12 NFMS synopsis
2015 08 11 Writing direction
2015 08 10 Børnebøger til 3-årig
2015 08 09 The power of music
2015 08 08 Æsops fabler
2015 08 07 Stream of consciousness
2015 08 06 Going out
2015 08 05 Git workflow with github and waffle
2015 08 04 20 years of technology
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2015 08 02 Keep it simple
2015 08 01 Easy piano blues
2015 07 31 Planned vs improvised
2015 07 30 Game mastering, and making stories
2015 07 29 Exercising
2015 07 28 Programmering på skoleskemaet
2015 07 27 Wishlist, and gifts
2015 07 26 Daily writing experiences
2015 07 25 Awareness of time
2015 07 24 Focus
2015 07 23 Food inventory
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2015 07 20 Spending time with a 3 year old
2015 07 19 Configuration management tools
2015 07 18 Solsort backend tech
2015 07 17 Why WordPress.
2015 07 16 Tango fusion dance
2015 07 15 Favourite board-like games
2015 07 14 Efficient cooking
2015 07 13 Record yourself
2015 07 12 Remember yourself
2015 07 11 Being a father
2015 07 10 solsort.com technology changes
2015 07 09 Tech videos for cooking and dishwashing
2015 07 08 PouchDB .get internals
2015 07 07 Web data storage
2015 07 06 Falling asleep
2015 07 05 Dress style
2015 07 04 Milestone reviews
2015 07 03 Hierarchical review
2015 07 02 Summer dance
2015 07 01 Critically non-urgent
2015 06 30 GitHub shields and badges
2015 06 29 Chakras
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2015 06 27 Consuming in Copenhagen
2015 06 26 Programming Languages
2015 06 25 Death, and the source of self
2015 06 24 Checklist for contracts
2015 06 23 The state of mind of traveling
2015 06 22 Do it now
2015 06 21 Making modules for Clojure/ClojureScript
2015 06 20 天
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2015 06 18 Dancing connection
2015 06 17 On social media
2015 06 16 Half-monthly review 2015-11
2015 06 15 Regular review
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2015 06 13 Why deliver as open source
2015 06 12 Parkinsons law
2015 06 11 Open Danish bibliographic data, and semantic markup
2015 06 10 Network of gratitude
2015 06 09 Sorting photos with linux shell scripting
2015 06 08 Intuitive vs sensing
2015 06 07 An efficient weekday
2015 06 06 Personal writing
2015 06 05 Strategic vs tactical thinking
2015 06 04 Why ClojureScript?
2015 06 03 Dancing in Copenhagen
2015 06 02 The challenge of daily writing.
2015 05 13 Barefoot tango
2014 07 01 Pricing scale
2012 03 18 Presentation evaluation
2006 07 01 Fototips
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