The Three Aspects of Dancing
- Dancing as a Sport
- Dancing as an Art Form
- Dancing as a Social Grace
The surge in dance competition shows and the ever-evolving skills of
dance competitors make some perceive dancing to generally be a sport
(i.e. it’s currently being considered for Olympic competitions). With
that in mind, there is no doubt dancing at the competitive level
requires the physical endurance and skills of a consummate athlete.
However, dancing has two other aspects worth remembering:
Dancing as an “art form”, and dancing as a “social grace”.
As an art form, dancing puts us in touch with our most intimate self.
Much like a painter or a poet, it allows us to express our emotions
and helps us celebrate our joys. There is truly magic in dancing.
As a social grace, dancing allows us to share our joy with others.
It allows us to celebrate our cultural heritage, as well as to
experience the spirit of other cultures through their dances.
Here are some helpful tips for developing these three main
aspects of dancing:
Developing your dance skills: Select your teacher with care.
The best teachers put emphasis on the quality of movement rather
than quantity of steps. They are also encouraging and make the
learning fun. Build a good foundation from the start and you can
take your dancing to amazing heights. A good teacher is essential!
Developing your artistic side to dance: Have solo dance time.
Take time to dance by yourself, when nobody is around. Put on
music that inspires you! Then let yourself go and dance to your
heart’s content. Also, take time to experience stillness; slow
down your movements and feel each action being under your
control – “it is in a moment of stillness that the dance begins”.
Developing your social dance grace: This aspect of dancing has
the most range of exploration. Here, we are not only dealing with
our own dance skills and emotions, we are actually interconnected
with the dance skills and emotional expressions of other people.
To get the most out of the social aspect of dancing, it’s helpful
to remember that dancing socially is about celebration. You need
a willingness to experience the joy of other cultures through their
dances. You need courage and persistence if you’re a beginner dancer,
and you need patience and kindness if you’re an advanced dancer.
Becoming aware of these three aspects of dancing allows us to make
the most of our dance experience. While working towards our goal of
improving our skills and dance performance, let the music touch your
soul. Let dancing be a personal celebration, and then share that
celebration with others when social dancing.
Blanche & Emilio
Blanche & Emilio Librero have been operating their own successful Dance Studio
in Tampa, Florida, and producing high quality instructional videos since 1979.
They are the creators of the best selling series “How to Become a Good Dancer”.
Quick Guide to Librero’s Dance Instructional Products
BEGINNER DANCE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO COLLECTION
A complete Home Study Course for the Absolute Beginner
1) Big Band, Swing & Nightclub Dancing 2) Latin Dancing & Argentine Tango
Our Beginners Series covers three basic steps for each of the 14 dances covered
in the entire Collection of both – “Big Band, Swing & Nightclub Dancing” and
“Latin Dancing & Argentine Tango”.
This series is ideal for people who’ve never danced before, are just learning to dance,
or who are proficient in a few dances and would like to get a greater overall picture
of various popular dances. Both courses come with a 2-hour Instructional Video,
Practice Music CD, and set of Cue Cards.
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BRONZE STANDARD INSTRUCTIONAL DVDS
Basic to Intermediate Level
Have Fun and Progress Quickly from Beginner to Accomplished Dancer in the Dances of Your Choice
These individual DVDs are ideal for people who already know the dances they would like to
learn and are ready to master them! Each video runs approximately 2 hours, and covers
15 patterns divided into three different levels of expertise, from Basic to Intermediate.
(Equivalent to a comprehensive Bronze Standard in the Dance Medal System).
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SILVER STANDARD INSTRUCTIONAL DVDS
Intermediate Level II to Advanced Level
Move on to the Finesse and Style of the Highly Accomplished Silver Dancer with our Silver Standard DVDs
These individual DVDs build from our Bronze Standard DVDs and continue to the Advanced Level of dancing. Each video runs approximately 2 hours, and covers 15 patterns divided into three different levels of expertise, from Intermediate Level II to Advanced Level. (Equivalent to a comprehensive Silver Standard in the Dance Medal System).
For more information in our Silver DVDs click here:
NEW: LIBRERO’S ONLINE DANCE STUDIO
Add Fun & Variety to Your Dancing with our Weekly Dance Classes.
Learn new and exciting dance moves anytime, anywhere and from any device – Available 24/7!
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