One of the challenges of learning is trying to remember everything being taught. It’s hard keeping so many details straight in our heads: Posture, keeping the shoulders relaxed, disassociating when pivoting, staying on balance, keeping track of where our partners are stepping, knowing when and where to step, listening to the music, keeping the line of dance, etc…

It’s impossible to consciously do everything we’re supposed to. But we don’t need to. Remembering a few key items, or even one, is a good place to start. Once our muscle memory starts becoming accustomed to a few of the “right” dance techniques, more tend to follow in a chain reaction-like effect.

It takes a while to trust and “delegate” certain tasks to muscle memory, but it’s easier on the brain than trying to juggle dozens of details at once.



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