14 Nov '13, 12am

The struggle

I didn’t weigh in on the first question, so let me add my two cents on that first… I am with those who advocate using all three at various points depending on the connection and the music. As a follower, I love the spontaneity of a partner who does the unexpected, or at least doesn’t constantly do the same pattern over and over. Plus, dancers who stick to only one are typically not as in sync with the music (in my experience – I realize that in some cases it’s just a matter of preference). Sometimes this is just part of the learning experience and becoming more comfortable, but with the time the hope is that those possibilities start to open up. And I think the music – more than any sense of right, wrong, or appropriate – is what calls for these multiple options. As a leader (I also lead), having three options gives me that much more flexibility with the music, the quality...

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