Nothing is more intimate than a dance. It is a special moment when two bodies are united by the sound of music, when eyes of the dance partners meet and when two hands touch. In the last century, the partners would meet in a ballroom and the gentlemen would invite the ladies to the dance. Everything you need to know about your partner is in that first dance. Gentlemen would lead and ladies would follow. On the dance floor no one cares which languages you speak, which country you come from and what your beliefs are. It is just you and your partner, nothing else matters - simple and pure romance.

At the weddings, the bride and the groom share their first dance as husband and wife. The choice of the song is very important but it is also crucial to see how the couple is united in the dance. Is the dance flowing or is it clumsy, do they keep the distance or are they really close, is the dance stage or does it come naturally. All these little unnoticeable to one's eye will tell you all you need to know about the couple dynamics without even saying a word. 

In the dating world, when a couple goes out dancing it could be an indication whether the couple will flow through their relationship effortlessly or will stumble upon a couple of challenges. The way your partner leads and looks into your eyes and the way he/she can hold up the rhythm, will be like a hint whether or not this could work. 

Personally, I fell in love with dancing when my great aunt took me to watch my first ever ballet at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. It has amazed me how a dance could tell a story of a young girl on Christmas Eve and her brother who have received a Nutcracker as a Christmas gift. How could one dance express love, battles and disappointment better than the words could. It is still quite a mystery to me and yet everyone in the theatre understood the story, no translators were needed - everyone can speak the language of a dance. Beautiful and breathtaking.

Dance - there is nothing more intimate than a dance. So, if you haven't done so in a long while ask your lovers, girlfriends/boyfriends, husbands/wives to a dance. Reconnect with the ones you love through the sound of music and through the universal language of dance.

Published by Karina Saakyan