- Be in the moment, aware and focused, or you might get your toes stepped on!
Very often we are thinking of what we are going to say or do next and don’t give the other person our full attention. Facial expressions tell you ‘ouch that hurt’.
- Listen to music and choose the appropriate steps
Have you considered the context of the conversation and the other person’s mood or your own? Choosing the right words to fit the mood can be very helpful!
- Attitude is important: be warm, friendly and respectful.
A warm, friendly and respectful attitude is shown mostly through appropriate eye contact, an engaging smile and taking your partner’s feelings into consideration. You can know more by hopping on to isolation performing arts.
- Timing is important!
There is always a time and place talk, listen, but unlike basic partner dances, a rhythm of taking turns: following (leading) and leading (talking).
- Lead and follow from your heart
If you are false to your own self and if you don’t listen and speak from your heart, your conversational dance will feel artificial.
- Seek clarity
Mean what you say and say what you mean. If you are leading (talking), give your words context and direction to aid understanding. If you are following (listening), rephrase and reflect to confirm understanding.
- Mirror your partner
You will be more in-sync with your partner’s moves if you mirror their mood, voice, body language and facial expressions.
- Keep dancing
Strive to make your partner look good and feel good.