We all have the time to think things over and we may gather some information to go into any blog and we can kicked around just for fun. I find that comments stressing the fun part of dancing while minimizing the importance of "good dancing" seem to come from individuals who are not qualified to speak on the subject. Do they believe that if they improve their dancing their pleasure would stay the same or not be enhanced? Certainly those of us who have experienced the highs from "good dancing" know better, Those of us who are experienced dancers, who love and enjoy ballroom dancing, of course, do it for fun and the satisfaction it provides.
“Social dancers believe that some days the bravest thing we can do, is to hold on,
have hope and keep dancing, even just for another day.”
This all comes about from having skill and proper attitudes. Over the years much of all kinds of "bad dancing" has been passed off to the public. Some of it has been damaging! So as not to be misunderstood, the word "bad" is used primarily for effect. To the experienced mind, being a "bad dancer" is one who is inept, unskilled, poorly trained, not well -educated, perhaps ill-mannered or poor in performance. In the hopes of making progress toward a society of better dancers, we must continue to pontificate, educate, disseminate, demonstrate.
"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho
In blogging on Oahu, we can have wide spread opinions and we may gradually evolve into more standardized and at the same time a more diverse social dance. We are beginning to know that there is an "us" and a "them." The high disciplines have their place. They have repeatedly pointed this out and we are finally getting it through our thick skulls. Helping people through dance is our increasing vision to create a cultural, artistic group and developing multi-cultural exchanges between ethnic communities on this island. But it is not easy through blogging. No one is yet sure what it is.
"Social dancers believe that they should keep steadily before them the fact
that all true success depends at last upon themselves."