A great follower

The quality of a great follower, putting aside all the technical issues:

- She is ready to follow things she doesn’t know, and sometimes even a mistake.
- She is ready to make mistakes, and she doesn’t feel bad about it.
- When she dances, she doesn’t think. She doesn’t think about how she dances, how she looks, or whether this is a right or wrong step.
- She follows with her full heart, but at the same time expressing herself by the way she walks, the way she moves etc.
- She is inspired by the music, her embellishment and the way she moves are what she hears.
- She completely surrenders herself to the dance and the music, she lets her mind and spirit go so that nothing will bother her when she dances.
- She never thinks she’s subordinate to the leader. She knows that in tango, a dance is 50:50.
- She is confident about herself, so much so that she doesn’t worry about how other people think about her dance.

In conclusion, it’s all about free of prejudges, having self-confidence and having sense of musicality.

5 Responses to “A great follower”

  1. Fishnets Says:

    How To Be A Great Follower

    Royce shares her thoughts on the qualities of an ideal follower:- She completely surrenders herself to the dance and the music, she lets her mind and spirit go so that nothing will bother her when she dances.You can read the

  2. Isaac Says:

    And having a good technique is just the basic! Incredible.

    I feel being a follower demands so much more balance because her body must be in a state of constant anticipation of the next lead. Plus she is in heels!

  3. Sophie Says:

    I agree to a certain extent with Royce. I think there is a subtle balance of submission (to the lead, to the music) and of imposition (of style, of decorations, of timing) in perfect following. I also find I pour myself without retenue in every dance, giving my all to my partner and this moment. At times it can be dissapointing if it isn’t reciprocated but when I reap what I sow, it’s unbelievable.

  4. Weblog of Quests Says:

    An almost-great leader

    Prompted by Royce’s blog entry on a great follower, I decided to jot down what I consider to be the essential qualities of a great leader. However, this is more of an extrapolation of my personal experiences, so my objective is to depict an attai…

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