Does it make me feel good to dance to a song, or to read about a song?” If it feels like you might get lost if you don’t know what it means, it probably won’t excite you to try your hand at it.
When I asked my readers to identify the song which got them into dance class, some responses were like this:
“Blessing” by Toto “It’s not in any of your standard dance styles, but the rhythm is hypnotic.”
“Sara Bareilles” by Florence + The Machine “The way you strum, and then you bring the end of the chord, and then you bring the middle of the chord.”
“Porchlight Parade” by The Mescaleros “This song has a rhythm that is just gorgeous.”
“Dance” by Rihanna “I didn’t realize you had to have three hands to dance.”
“Dirty Dancing” by John Denver “I think it has an old-fashioned feel in the style of dancing, with a lot of rhythm.”
“You Belong to Me” by The Mamas and Papas “It just feels kind of sexy and sexy like that.”
“Sugar Magnolia” by Brenda Holloway “The song reminds me of being alone at night.”
“It’s a Sin” by Justin Bieber “It’s not necessarily a dance song but it feels like it is.”
But there were also a lot of responses, like this
“Lil Pump” by Justin Bieber “It’s hard to explain and I’d love to take you to some of the places that I would go if I knew you were there.”
“Take You There” by Katy Perry “I feel like that song feels like it’s from the future.”
“All for the Boys” by Coldplay “It just makes me feel special when I sing along.”
So that’s just a brief sketch of what it means for me to get into dance class, but as you can see, there’s a good reason why I’m so interested in it. I want to understand it and I want to be a part of it.
What can the best dance class teach you?
So to answer that question, I asked my readers to go to a class and answer a few questions about their style and experiences:
“What would make you come back and apply what you learned this class to the real
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