Dance in a Digital Age

How many times a day do you check your phone? Text someone? Snapchat or post on Instagram?

How distantly do you keep in touch with people? How often are you face-to-face?

Now, ask that question about dating. How do you meet people these days?

We live in a digital age, where so many communications are relegated to screens. OKCupid, Tinder, eHarmony, Match … so many ways to swipe and smile, meet someone digitally and think they’re The One.

Does it work?

Sure, people meet online and even fall in love and live happily ever after.

But we cannot discount, nor ignore, the face-to-face element of true connection. That’s one of the greatest things about ballroom dance.

You’re standing face to face with another person. You smile. You reach out your hand, and they do as well. Hand-in-hand, you move slowly, then quicker, to the beat of the music.

You fall in sync with your partner and move swiftly down the dance floor. You get to a point where you no longer even think about it – you’re just doing it.

Ballroom dance presents a safe space to meet others. It makes perfect sense – when you’re having fun, endorphins flowing, feeling good from the good-vibes of exercise, it’s an ideal place to meet others.

Think about what it takes to make a relationship healthy and successful: positive energy, shared interests, an ability to work together, and good face-time with interesting conversation and chemistry. Dance sets you up to truly know if you have what it takes.