General Dance Discussion > Out of interest...how many of you dated another dancer you met through dancing?

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by SwingWaltz, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. rumblefish

    rumblefish New Member

  2. rumblefish

    rumblefish New Member

    Hope that you like the video.

    Contrary to what you have said, above, I think that most of the top couples in dance, etc. are romantically involved. But I could see the stress of such involvement, but people do it anyway and it seems to work for many of them.
     
  3. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    Yes, I agree. Have recently been feeling freer connection through my arms and hands in standard, which has been reminding me of the connection I've described, even taken me off-guard..."Oh...? Wow...*there* it is!!!" Perhaps it could be an even more powerful thing with standard, because to pull it off your bodies and nervous systems have to be so tuned and nuanced, and you're right...it takes so much training to begin to get to that point.

    I think standard could probly be king of swoon-worthy dancing for some couples (the baricchis come to mind...). Just a more rarified form of dance-romance.
     
  4. rumblefish

    rumblefish New Member

  5. jennyisdancing

    jennyisdancing Active Member

    obviously an excellent example of WCS but not super sexy to me. A little bit, but not much. I would agree they are displaying a fantastic connection but that, in itself, doesn't necessarily show attraction or romance. I think it takes a perfect combination of partners and song to come across sexy in WCS, and in my experience does not happen much on a social floor with non-pros.
    Again, WCS is so varied that you can portray many, many different moods and feelings.

    And thanks for the comments about my video, rumblefish. Everyone's perception is different - it didn't occur to me that the dancing looked sexy to anyone, but maybe that is because I know the people on there, so I know there's nothing going on.

    ETA: since this thread is about actual romances through dance, not just portraying it on the floor - my favorite example of some real sexiness is Tony Meredith & Melanie LaPatin, Latin ballroom champs and now choreographers for SYTYCD. Their website, tonyandmelanie(dot)com has some amazing videos that will burn up your screen! I also recently saw their DVD from a few years ago, called Ballroom Dancing Basics. They were demonstrating simple box steps and other total beginner moves that they could do in their sleep, yet Melanie was giggling like a schoolgirl at Tony and he was tenderly kissing her hand. They looked like two teenagers with each other. Now that was sexy! An article reprinted on their website says their romance ended five years ago - their personal lives are not my business but their chemistry is still there from what I can see.
     
  6. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    i find that a good example of the connection i find sexy, RF. it's not the "moves" or styling that does it, but the quality of connection & being present to each other, which seems very apparent to me in that vid.
     
  7. rumblefish

    rumblefish New Member

    Well, they've been romantically involved for some time, also. Guess that can help, maybe not in some cases. Tessa was originally one of Myle's' students.

    Jenny, let's face it. Women and men many times differ on their view of what is 'sexy'. But, of course, here, samina is in agreement with me, because she's always right and a person 'in the know'. 8) :p :rocker::banana:
     
  8. jennyisdancing

    jennyisdancing Active Member

    Of course everyone's perception is different. I'm just saying that it possible to have a profound artistic/intellectual type of connection on the dancefloor without either person feeling anything romantic at all. You can have an artistic soulmate for whom you feel no physical attraction. A strong connection of that type might very well appear sexy to an observer, even though it actually isn't for the people involved. That's why it's wise not to assume you can find lots of dates in the dance world.
     
  9. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    Heh, cute. And yes...you're right, RF. ;)
     
  10. etp777

    etp777 Active Member

    Dunno about anyone ellse, but Tessa sure seems sexy to me. I guess the dancing was alrgiht too. ;)
     
  11. rumblefish

    rumblefish New Member

    Jenny - For some reason I fail to see an 'intellectual' connection on the dance floor with a partner. Artistic, I can see, yes. Chemistry, I can see, yes. Love, I can see, yes. But I don't see anything 'intellectual' about it. :nope:
     
  12. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    very true
     
  13. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    think of it as "being on the same wavelength", RF...
     
  14. rumblefish

    rumblefish New Member

    Right, same wavelength.

    And I agree with Jenny that the way a woman acts with a man on a dance floor that is part of the 'social dance scene' and not elsewhere can easily be misinterpreted by the man.

    To avoid ambiguity, after the second dance I usually say: " Why don't we just leave here right now and go back to my place and I'll change into something more comfortable?" te.....he..... :kissme:
     
  15. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    LOL

    not one for subtlety, i see... *grin*
     
  16. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    that's so true, dancing world extremely gossipy. Non-dancing world much less gossiping. Just a challenge to find one truly understand and supportive to competitive dancing and a competitor's super busy schedule:(
     
  17. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    lol. very funny conversation...well, if he would bother to question you about it, he probably interested in you anyway..."grin"
     
  18. hustleNflow

    hustleNflow New Member

    Let's hope that's the case...would take a lot of weight off my shoulders! ;)
     
  19. etp777

    etp777 Active Member

    so many responses that'll get me in so much trouble. :)
     
  20. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    oh well, my dear, I admire your braveness to share this sort of thing on this public forum. maybe right now no one could guess who your pro is, but maybe down the road you will compete in pro-am division extensively so your photos with pro will be every where on all photo vendors' site? Just be careful...
     

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