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  1. Year of the Dog – Language of Love

    February 19, 2018 by Oren Pardes

    On many Asian calendars, this year is the Year of the Dog. Humans are sometimes compared to or called dogs – either as a compliment or as an insult. Dogs are considered to be “man’s best friend” – yet are also often popular with women, too (sometimes more than men are). (more…)

  2. Music is a Language – Dance is a Conversation

    January 22, 2018 by Oren Pardes

    Music is a language – and so is dance. A song is musical communication (from musicians and singers) TO those who hear it – and musical conversation WITH those who dance to it. A dance is a physically moving expression of the music, lyrics, and dancers’ eMotions. Like languages, different music, songs, and dances all have their own distinct structure, grammatical rules, appropriate and acceptable usage, and traditional meanings that may not exist in others. (more…)

  3. Orgasm

    July 26, 2016 by Oren Pardes

    Cultivating Sexual Energy

    Masters and Johnson defined orgasm in the clinical context as the sudden discharge of accumulated sexual tension during the sexual response cycle, resulting in rhythmic muscular contractions in the pelvic region characterized by an intense sensation of pleasure. (more…)

  4. Basics of Social Partner Dancing

    July 25, 2016 by Oren Pardes

    The “BASICS” of social partner dancing is NOT any standard stepping pattern, but how partners connect and move – with the music and each other. Far WORSE than lacking any instruction is having been taught – badly. Ignorance is always preferred to ingrained bad habits and beliefs.

    In order to learn more, people often first have to “unlearn” what they think they already know. (more…)

  5. Music Venues and Dance Fusions

    July 25, 2016 by Oren Pardes

    WHERE a song is played or INTENDED to be HEARD – and possibly DANCED to – tends to affect its structural composition – catering to the expected acoustics as much as the audience. (more…)

  6. Following

    July 25, 2016 by Oren Pardes

    FOLLOWING a partner requires doing what the LEADER does – EVEN when it is NOT what the follower expects, desires, or is used to – and MUCH of the problem many people have dancing together is really the fault of the FOLLOWER (who often really does NOT know how to follow – (more…)

  7. Relationship Priorities: Who comes FIRST?

    July 21, 2016 by Oren Pardes

    WHO cones FIRST? The chicken or the egg? The male or the female? Women and children? Customers? God, Country, Corps? Partner or parent? Spouse or offspring? Self or others?

    Who comes FIRST seems to be controversial question regarding relationship priorities – but it should not be. (more…)

  8. Essential Components in Learning a New Dance

    April 25, 2016 by Oren Pardes

    Interested in learning a new dance or better dancing an old one? What is REALLY required? (more…)

  9. Dance as Yoga

    April 3, 2015 by Oren Pardes

    “Yoga” means “union”. There are many “kinds” of yoga – and many methods, teachings, and techniques to create, achieve, or strengthen “union” – of body and mind and of self and Self (The Divine/Universe) or partner/family/community/relationship, and/or anything “greater” than (one’s own perception/expression/experience of) self. Yoga is often about being “mindful” about ourselves and others even when most “mindless” – seeking “selfless” self-fulfillment. (more…)

  10. What Might Dancing Reveal About YOUR Life?

    January 26, 2014 by Oren Pardes

    Is Life (like) a Dance? If so, do people live the “rest” of their lives the way they dance? Do YOU? (more…)