Jumping in the deep end with some improvisational contemporary dance
Despite being a movement teacher, dancing has never felt comfortable for me. This has been an issue on a couple of recent courses, including the European movement meeting with Ido Portal, and the Fighting Monkey week intensive course.
Digging to the cause of this barrier I had to dancing I found some childhood traumas associated with dancing…so I thought F@&k it. I’m going dancing…so I took myself off to a nightclub, and whilst completely sober danced until dawn. It was very cathartic!!
I think the most important thing we can do is expose ourselves to the shit we don’t want to do, because that’s where the greatest lessons are.
Dancing also teaches a range of different movement principles such as coordination, timing and rhythm which carry over into a range of other different sports. For example, some of the most technically brilliant boxers were also dancers; Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali, and Vasyl Lomachenko. Their understanding of timing and rhythm is what sets them apart in the ring.