I came across an interesting read on Homophobia & Salsa: Same-Sex Couples on the Dance Floor. Immediately, I thought of the disasterous times I tried to lead in Salsa. Some particularly bad experiences include: Continue reading “Best places to dance role reversed”
After writing a series on learning nontraditional dance roles, I met a dancer who competed a partner in reversed roles.
It all got started around the time when the British Dance Council debated banning same-sex couples from competing, so Tsotso and her friends got into a discussion of gender roles. The group together agreed that Luis, a guy, is one of the best follows they know. And one person suggested, they’ve already danced togeher in reverse roles for fun sometimes, why not compete? Continue reading “Competing role reversed”
This is the seventh of a series of Dancer Spotlights to show how dancing fits into someone’s day.
Bob is a software developer and dancer for life. He’s often affectionately called “Bandana Bob” because of the signature bandana he wears on his head when dancing. Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Bob”
What are the challenges?
One stickler is the preseumption that men and women will fill traditional roles. Continue reading “From leading to following (Part 2)”
In the past two weeks, I covered the benefits and challenges I found in learning to lead, after dancing as follow for several years. My friend, Simon, has been learning to follow after dancing as lead. Continue reading “From leading to following (Part 1)”
Last week, I wrote about the benefits of follows learning to dance as lead. Afterwards, several people asked me what were the challanges, so that’s what this post is about!
To recap, I’ve been dancing as a follow –the traditional role for women Continue reading “From following to leading (Part 2)”
After completing Richard Powers‘ series of Social Dance classes as a follow, the traditional role for a woman, I decided to learn the other half and go through the classes as lead. Luckily, a few leads dropped out of Social Dance 2 Continue reading “From following to leading (Part 1)”