Had to post something after my coaching lesson. First thing I’m going to say is that this couple didn’t really know OwnerGuy and Z when they were on the competitive circuit. They are relatively new to comps and the Famous Franchise world. As I mentioned in my cracked lens column, that means they see me differently than people who know me from the days when I worked with Z.
We picked Argentine Tango to work on and he said it was dance the suited me. Second time I’ve gotten that feedback after a Showcase but the last time was when I was doing it with Sunny. Maybe it truly is “my dance”.
He started talking about dance and said something like I seem like a gentle person. OK, I can admit that. Then he starts in how in dancing you can experience the full spectrum of human emotions. And that we can learn to be aggressive in tango while a more aggressive type can learn to be different in a dance like Rumba. I really wanted to jump up and down and say “you get it, you really get it” but I did jump in and totally agreed with him and explained that was kind of my attraction to Tango.
It is why I hate the question “what is your favorite dance?” I really don’t have one. They are all different and you get an opportunity to explore so many moods and emotions and take on different characters. I am more of a gentle soul and Tango and Argentine Tango let me explore that side of me. My favorite dance depends on my mood and what I feel like exploring on that day. Maybe I’m going too far here but from his comments I really got the sense that he’s a kindred spirit and I just instantly related to him. The coaching lesson was great but more on that later because I wanted to keep this short.
Oh, and I decided to change up the look of the blog just because it seemed like it was time. Like it or hate it, let me know.