Beginners Dance Journey

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Beginners’ Dance Journey: The Full Story

By | February 1st, 2017|Beginners Dance Journey|

I thought it might be fun to follow a group of imaginary beginners as they start their dance journey from their very first lesson. Perhaps it will bring back a few memories and even put a smile on your face. For people who have yet to take that first step I hope it will help you to [...]

Chapter 12: The End of the Journey?

By | January 18th, 2017|Beginners Dance Journey|

There are two different types of journeys. The first is the straight forward one. You know where you're going, you work out a route, get in the car and hey presto you arrive at your destination with the minimum of fuss. The other type is a little more interesting. It's a bit of a mystery [...]

Chapter 11: Dusting yourself down

By | January 12th, 2017|Beginners Dance Journey|

'We've all read the motivation books. Achieving success is apparently quite easy if you follow the guidelines. First, decide on your goal, then second believe you can achieve it. Third, imagine yourself having achieved your goal. If your goal was to get a new car, imagine yourself driving it. If it was promotion at work imagine [...]

Chapter 10: Comings and Goings

By | January 4th, 2017|Beginners Dance Journey|

Life is never straight forward. Even when you are fully focused on achieving new goals there are things that stand in the way sometimes. Somethings you can get over, but other things just overwhelm you and ambitions can evaporate in front of your eyes. The human spirit didn't evolve by accepting set backs, but sometimes [...]

Chapter 9: New Dress

By | December 28th, 2016|Beginners Dance Journey|

When you're feeling a bit sorry for yourself, nothing helps more than a compliment. 'You're looking good' works wonders. Of course the compliment has to be sincere. Someone saying 'You're looking good' when actually you're having a bad hair day or your clothes have seen better days isn't really going to work. So how about [...]

Chapter 8: First Impressions

By | December 12th, 2016|Beginners Dance Journey|

When we first ask someone to dance we know very little about them. There's not really a lot we need to know. We do however need to know two things. The first is the level of their dancing. If you are a beginner it might not be a good idea to ask the best dancer [...]

Chapter 7: Get Your Balance Right

By | November 15th, 2016|Beginners Dance Journey|

It seems that one of the drivers off evolution is to create more leisure time. Advances in technology have led to ever more labour saving devises, and the general raising of living standards, have meant that we can now work less hours for the same level of income we enjoyed in the past. Unfortunately its not [...]

Chapter 6: Keep Practising

By | November 3rd, 2016|Beginners Dance Journey|

Practice they say makes perfect and it's no more truer than when it comes to dancing. You go to your first Modern Jive dance lesson and you learn your first three moves. You go to your second one and you learn three more, but suddenly it dawns on you that you've forgotten the three you [...]

Chapter 5: First Rules

By | October 21st, 2016|Beginners Dance Journey|

For organisations to work they need rules. You'd think we'd get enough rules at work and that our leisure activities would need to be free of them, but its as if humans need structure to operate effectively even when they are relaxing. Take Golf Clubs: they have more rules embedded into their traditions than is good for them [...]

Chapter 4: Dance Buddies

By | October 12th, 2016|Beginners Dance Journey|

In primitive societies there was a need for people to live in groups, as survival depended on a high degree of co-operation,  and so humans developed as social beings with a real need to belong to and interact with other like minded people. As modern society developed there is less need for the ties that once held us together. Sure [...]