Dance: Aspiring to the World’s Favorite Metaphor

“Dancing is the world’s favorite metaphor.” – Kristy Nilsson Every day, dance is used as a metaphor. Moonlight dances on water. Life is a dance. Or, as Dr. Sue Johnson has written, “Love is a constant process of tuning in, connecting, missing and misreading cues, disconnecting, repairing, and finding deeper connection. It is a dance […] Read more…

7 Ways To Put the “Fun” in Fundamentals

A reader who is newer to teaching asked me the following question this past week: “I want to excite new students about this dance, but I feel like I’m boring them. In a beginner class where I’m just teaching the basics, how do I make fundamentals fun?” This is not an uncommon question for new […] Read more…

Why It’s Not All About Connection

“They need to know it’s all about connection.” This sentence bubbled to the surface in a breakout group of newer and aspiring teachers at a tango teacher training several years ago. As soon as it did about a third of the group came to life, all reciting different versions of the same incantation, amping each […] Read more…

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