So here's what I did this weekend...
Nah, not really, just kiddin'! :-) But I did have a go at blues dancing and had a one-day workshop with a party afterwards. It was quite fun and it certainly didn't look like the example above.
To some, it looks way too intimate or even racy. Yes, sometimes it may look over the top. It can be sensual if you make it sensual. But that would be really too simple because I found that there's a lot of play and irony involved. For the rest, I'd say swaying in rhythm with another human being in any direction is fun to do. I suppose it has lots more to do with music and expressing yourself in that music. And blues isn't just about pain and sorrow, actually, you could argue that it's very much a celebration of life because it's like a vent. But fair enough, it may not be for everyone.
Now, I don't want to make this to philosophical, I just had blues for one day, so what do I now?! It was just a whole lotta fun. My muscles are aching but I'm still grinning.
So totally worn out and heavylegged I thought there was only one way to fix that. Go more dancing! Yay, back to lindy hop and some balboa. So a weekend fully packed with dance was quite welcoming after a stressful week. Not a solid recipe, but sometimes it just works.