The #1 most important thing to remember when Ballroom dancing.
We spend a lot of time learning and perfecting the technique of Ballroom and Latin dancing.
But, actually the mastering of the skills of Ballroom dance are all aimed towards one goal - being able to express the music with your body beautifully.
The very best Ballroom dancers are very serious about mastering the technique - and spend hours on drills to make sure their body moves just as they wish. As we train we become more and more in control of our muscles, and we move with more strength and fluidity.
But the purpose of Ballroom dancing is not to master the technique - it's to use this mastery to feel exquisite to our partner - and to be able to express the music fully with our bodies. Once the music comes on for the social dance, the medal, or the performance, immerse yourself in the music and let your body feel.
Monica Fincham is the owner of Dancesport Kingdom and a former National Dancesport champion and competitive Ballroom dancer.