The first instruction he gave in his thick Russian accent was, "on this floor, the man is the lead and the woman follows. The man sets the rhythm, decides which steps and controls the direction." In my new dress and high heel shoes, I looked him in the eyes and said, "I hear you."
Learning how to sense and respond to my teachers lead will be a challenge and once learned, an accomplishment I think.
The ballroom dance floor is going to be a hotbed of interesting lessons on leading, following, resisting, relaxing and working together. And of course all the lessons I can't yet anticipate!
Here are a few of my personal take-aways from this week:
If you want to learn ballroom, find a dance teacher. If you want to take first steps to a new career or improve on the one you have, call Coach Minda 514-791-4506.
My family, relationships, movement, nature, flexibility of mind, exploration of alternative perspectives & openness are central to my life.