In my early days of dancing I had an abundance of enthusiasm, but a shortage of confidence. I felt as though my heart was that of a giant trapped in the body of a mouse. I kept everything small. My arms were magnetized to my sides, my head bowed downwards, and my shoulders curved in. All the while, I buzzed around the dance floor like a floundering firecracker. I, like so many others I have seen, longed for that trick that would take me to next level. After searching, th
There's a habit that plagues a lot of us dancers: the habit of looking down. It's as if our eyes fall hostage to the focus we are spending on the task before us. Unfortunately, there are a few problems that can creep upon you when your gaze falls to the floor. Firstly, as we look down our heads often angle downward as well, our posture following. When this happens our balance and core strength are jeopardized. Also, when it comes to partner dancing, we lose connection.