Dancing and Connection

For people who say they don’t like to dance… I don’t comprehend. “Dancing” can incite fear in folks and I don’t understand why. Maybe it’s preconceived notions about what dancing actually is. Movement, of any kind, can be considered dancing. Pretty much everyone moves… swaying to a song or even to the wind I consider dancing.

When I’m near the sea and I’m inspired to move… I consider it dancing.

I was recently having a conversation with my partner about a book he’s reading on dancing and he shared this piece about how it’s not that people don’t think they can dance. Anyone can learn steps. It’s about not wanting to be seen. What separates good and great dancers is that great dancers eventually get to the point of allowing others to see them in the fullness of themselves. That really resonated with me because I know when I’m feeling off… my dancing is off. How couldn’t it be? Especially with partnered dancing… you have to be present with who you’re dancing with too in order to give or receive messages for things to flow. I know what it feels like to be in flow and I know what it’s like to dance while disconnected. I try not to place a value judgement on either… it’s all just experience.

I recently agreed to compete in my first ballroom competition ever. We’ll see how it goes and how “seen” I’ll feel ready to be.

Much love,



2 thoughts on “Dancing and Connection

    1. So good to hear from you! As always, when the semester ends Iโ€™ll have more time for reflection and to express here lol. Hope youโ€™re well! I have been more accepting that Iโ€™m autistic as of late. So thatโ€™s been helpful


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