When You Don’t Know What to Do

While dancing, if you don’t know what to do, make yourself vulnerable to the music.

Music moves the emotion which pushes the mind to direct the body to move. When someone does not know what to do on the floor, the link between the music and the emotion has been broken. Although he/she may search for a solution, he/she will find no good one, because nothing is provided to the mind as the goal it should produce solutions for.

Thus, when one does not know what to do while dancing, he/she has to take a leap of faith to ditch the effort for finding a solution by thinking hard, and instead open oneself to be vulnerable to the music and direct his/her attention to the music so that the music can flow in to affect him/her emotionally. When you are really lost, try being an emotional puppet to the music.

Once music-emotion link has been re-established, the rest of the chain will run automatically and “what to do” will spring to your mind without an effort. Then, if you now know know what you want to do but do not know how to do it, you just need to learn the mechanics of how.