Listen to the beat of the drums. Listen to your heart beat, what does it say. Close your eyes, what do you feel. Feel the palms and finger tips of your dancing partner.
Dancing is the language of love when we use our body to tell our story and our emotions. The magic is shown in each rhythmic movement of our beings.
Folk dances from different countries all shows musical way of communications, in celebration of the earth, festivities, bonding in marriage or seduction in courtship or love and romance. Each dance employs the movement of the body to project the message that one wanted to convey.
We show off our woman thru the dance, telling the world that she is mine and I am hers. We breath in the rhythms of each other’s breath. We move toward or away from each other in same motion and beat, yet our eyes are focused on each other’s sense of direction. Each step we make in dancing is the.
We express our togetherness in the rhythm of the music, we dance as one.
In Two-Step, we feel the words in the music of love played just for lovers to fall in love to each other again, as they dance in swaying motion as if rocking each other to sleep.
In Bolero and Rumba, we feel the romantic ballad as if each song of love comes from within our being, swaying our hips and thrusting to each other’s body yet flowing in one motion and then quickly turning to exhale.
In Swing, we dance like children and giddily enjoying the moment of hand holding and turning.
In Cha-cha, we sway our hips as if we want to be cheek to cheek with our lover.
In Tango, we show our connectedness and oneness as our bodies hit each other in one line, there is no ups and downs, there is only the feeling of the bodies’ movement and direction.
In Waltz, we move up and down as if we are rocked to sleep.
In Samba, we throw our passion and love for each other showing the thrust and energy we put in our legs and hips.
In Salsa, Merengue, or Cumbia, we stand tall but sway our bodies in sexy moves.
We express our oneness in with the earth and with one another, moving and swaying in same energy and heat of the moment.
In dancing, we learn to listen to the beat and move with the beat as if the world is our stage and we move with the winds and air as we feel the warmth of the earth.
by Connie Dello Buono