Recent content by tido

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    Dancing with or through your Partner?

    That's helpful. Interesting to think of your partner as an instrument. She is playing what you are composing. Good one! And you get feedback as you compose. Cool stuff. Yes, I'm dancing with my partner. But my question goes deeper, there is a reason why one is the sender (lead/yang), and one is...
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    Dancing with or through your Partner?

    What does that mean thick of things? I'd be happy with my partner glowing and me basking in that glow. Sort of like an observer.
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    Dancing with or through your Partner?

    Hi Folks, How do you guys think/feel about your lead? Do you treat you partner as an extension of your own body? Do you guide her and only follow up to the movements she reacts to? Do you treat your partner as a conduit, to channel ones musical inspiration/interpretation through? Basically the...
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    Laughing / laughed at while dancing

    Hi, I dance kizomba, and last night was dancing with a beginner in a beginner class. I'm not a beginner, barely an intermediate. I'm a guy, when I dance I laugh at my mistakes, I perhaps laugh too much at times loosing focus on the dance. It seems with some partners I can mutually share a...
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    How do deal with a situation where you dance partner turns you on?

    Kizomba is a modern dance witch borrows from latin and tango dances. So believe it is a decent fit here. Ballroom is more different from latin than kizomba is from latin dancing. I.e. Improvised vs choreographed. Anyway back to topic. Have you actually escorted someone out for this...
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    How do deal with a situation where you dance partner turns you on?

    Indeed thanks for the tip, I'll keep that in mind. The thing is right now it does not seem like a conscious choice, it's automatic, attraction is not a choice. And once the sequence is launched, I don't know where the abort button is right now, lol. I'm hoping I'll get desensitized and used to...
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    How do deal with a situation where you dance partner turns you on?

    This is definitely part of it. But dancing with people makes me feel good, so it be hard to just give that up. I think not dancing with girls that turn me on, will be the answer for now.
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    How do deal with a situation where you dance partner turns you on?

    Hmm... self control only goes so far.. I think avoidance of hotties will be the answer for me now until I'm in better self control as you put it. This is my life experience. I assume it is different for a woman (which I assume you are), that's why this question it directed for a guy, especially...
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    How do deal with a situation where you dance partner turns you on?

    Hmm.. that's a myth... but thanks for the useless comment.
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    How do deal with a situation where you dance partner turns you on?

    I'm sure this subject may have popped in here in one way or another. This question is aimed more at the guys as I'm a guy myself. Every once in a while there is a girl in the class which is very physically attractive to me and is dressed someone provocatively and revealing. I.e. tight clothes...
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    Healthy Dance Shoes?

    Thanks for the reply laucy, I was considering doing something similar to what you mentioned. Taking a pair of sneakers and adding a suede sole to it.
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    Healthy Dance Shoes?

    Hi Everyone, I've been exploring the world of barefoot/minimalist shoe running, which endorses natural and unrestricted foot movement. I was wondering if there are dance shoes made with a wide toe box and minimal heel rise? I'm a guy and dable in salsa and argentine tango, social dancing. For...
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    Tango's social environment vs. work's environment

    Hi everyone, I've been dancing tango on-and-off for about 3 years. I enjoy the kind social environment and gentle tango connection. But I seem to have trouble or I'm misunderstanding social interaction at work. People are not kind to each other at work, they jokingly belittle each other...
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    Laughter during tango

    Okay I don't know why, but sometimes I get on a giggling streak and I can't stop, in a practica setting. Anyone else experience this? Some girls don't mind, but I think some may not like it. Can't see anything wrong with sharing a laugh, and it only seems to happen with some partners, what do...
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    Can a man be too emotional in Tango?

    I's say it's traditional tango, I dance very simply on my own, probably also do the same with a partner, it's all I know how to do well enough with some confidence. I express the music through the walk, changing the connection to the floor in accordance to my musical interpretation. Simply...