September 24, 2021 0 Comments

In Salsa Dancing the first step is the hardest. In leadership we can learn from the lessons of partnered dance. 💃🏽Every time you return to the count of 1 you have to stabilize yourself and push hard to reset. Like in life and leadership, just because you have been there before doesn’t mean it will …

Leadership Lessons from Dance – Basics

October 12, 2019 0 Comments

I was teaching a Salsa private lesson recently and we were going over an intermediate move – a wrap. It’s when the lead turns the follow while holding both hands and at the end of the turn the lead wraps their arms around the follow as they transition from one move to another. The move …

Leadership Lessons from Dance – Choices

September 22, 2019 0 Comments

Recently during a salsa group lesson on spins my instructor, Marcus Negron, pointed out that sometimes we talk about our body as though it is a different entity from ourselves rather than owning that we are choosing to do something. When we fall out of a spin we might say, “I don’t know why I’m …

Leadership Lessons from Dance – The Affects of Trauma

October 2, 2018 5 Comments

The body learns coping mechanisms from trauma such as sexual assault that impact a dancer’s ability to trust and be fully present with their partner.

Leadership Lessons from Dance – Dancing from your Core

May 22, 2016 0 Comments

At a recent dance team practice my dance instructor spoke about dancing from ones core, being grounded, and deriving ones movements from ones center rather then moving limbs or becoming off balance by doing the steps and not being in control. He then provided an example of partnered dancing demonstrating how when a follower or lead …