Concern: Frustrations, feelings of awkwardness

Do you remember how long it took you to learn to walk? Probably not. If we remembered in detail the struggles to gain past successes, it might keep us from trying new things in the future.

Patience with yourselves and with each other is your greatest asset at this early stage. Curiosity is another big one! Instead of making judgments about what you can do effortlessly or awkwardly right now, how about curiosity about what it means in your mind-body?

If something feels sort of good, what was going on that made it work? Can you recreate that feeling? If something feels awkward, what changes can you try out to see whether they improve the movement or the partnering? How curious can you feel about whatever you are learning at the moment and how it fits into the dance as a whole?

What do you *you* think?