Sharing The Joy Of Dancing

FOUR-LEGGED RULES?


Dancers come in two different configurations; Solo Dancers (two-legged) and Partnership Dancers (four-legged). Solo Dancers' movements are generally free style. The movements are completely under the individual dancers' control. Partnership Dancing movements require cooperation between the two dancers. Partnership dancers may morph back and forth between Solo and Partnership movements. This complicates the ability of a Partnership to move as a single entity even further.

Solo Dancers have been moving in a two-legged manner their entire lives. There are such things as two-legged rules, but most people don't think of them as rules because they learned them as part of growing up. The following is an example of a two-legged rule: "In order to walk across the room, you must take steps with one foot in front of the other. If the steps are taken in-place, you will not progress across the room." This seems like a no brainer, but none the less, it is a two-legged rule. There is an entirely different set of rules for four-legged movement.

Generally speaking, Partnership Dancers are new to four-legged movement. The four-legged rules are not as obvious as two-legged rules and are a little more complicated. The four-legged rules are devised from the physics and geometry of "Two-Headed Four-Legged" movement. Most of the rules are very logical and make common sense. However, there are some rules that seem illogical until you really take the time to understand them. The following are some examples of "Four-Legged Rules":

Once both partners start thinking "Four-Legged" instead of "Two-Legged", the partnership movements and feelings will change dramatically. The movements become very fluid and there is a complete feeling of unity. You can figure out the "Four-Legged Rules" by simply analyzing the partnership movements from the physics and geometry aspect of a "Two-Headed Four Legged" animal. The goal is for the Partnership to eventually dissolve into a unified Singularity.