Saturday, November 21, 2009

It don't mean a thing...





Oh, I love swing dancing. Combining great jazzy tunes with the fascinating social interaction that happens when you dance with someone is really a million dollar idea. There's something about social dancing...I'm still trying to put my finger on it. As reserved and introverted as I can be sometimes, that has to leave on the dance floor. It forces me out of my shell, makes me have to interact and literally makes me learn to follow someone else's lead.

I've always loved how social dancing is an excellent illustration of complimentarinism. Two equally important, but different parts come together to make a beautiful thing: a dance. If both partners did the same thing, it would only cause strife and cease to be a pleasant thing ( people stepping on each other, etc.) It's no shameful thing to follow rather than lead, rather, it's a pleasure to be lead well. It's hard to describe how exciting it is to dance with a guy that leads well.

That being said, I'd love to be able to do this someday, though I consider it unlikely. ;) Guess I'll have to marry a dancer...

4 comments:

Craig Sturm said...

Love the tie-in with complementarianism! God will bring that man to you who is a great lead dancer (even if he can't actually dance!)

Lulu said...

ahhhhh....swing dancing! I miss it terribly. christmas break, yes. you should come.

Kelsey Sturm said...

I'm in Seattle over Christmas break...you should come visit me there (if not over Christmas, over the summer)!

Courtney said...

I love swing dancing so much also. :) And I love this post too. Great words of insight Kelsey!