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Friday, August 19, 2016

Live Music Can Evolve

For a dance to exist, there must first be music but of course, we all know that this may not apply to exhibition dancers. This obvious statement implies that an understanding of music is essential to a social dancer. Yet, strangely enough. most social dancers and many teachers have limited knowledge of music. They are able to keep time automatically but would be hard pressed to explain how their movements are actually tied into the music of a particular dance.

"Dancers should have the courage to use their own reason,
for that is our new enlightenment.”


Listener fans of music have an easier time to explain their fondness for one song or another. "I like it and I know what I like." Fair enough. They are different from dancers, but it would widen their appreciation of music if they learned just a little bit more. None of us are experts but we can have an awful lot of fun learning.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett


What kind of dancer are you? Do you wonder, do you know? Within these blogs sooner or later you will feel a lot closer to the solution and very clearly. You may even want to be a champion competition dancer someday and willing to work for it. And no one should hold you back. Most of us will be more than glad to clap for you.

"Happy Together"  by The Turtles


For most of us, the enjoyment of our favorite music while dancing is one of the pleasures of this earth. That along with good friends tops them all. Coupled with the fact that every day we learn something new, and it is a normal fact of life. So we are lucky, we don't have to talk stink about anyone.

That's what he said: Yes I admit, the last fight was my fault. My wife asked me "What's on TV?" I said, "Dust."