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  1. 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…)

  2. Consider Context

    July 16, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    Context is king. The context of any communication matters more than its content. When creating, choosing, or communicating anything, consciously consider context.

    Content is created with context in mind. This is just as true when it comes to music – and how people move to it. The influence of the intended or experienced environment on almost every aspect of music and dancing is far greater than most people realize. (more…)

  3. Style Precedes Content

    July 12, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    One of the critical principles of communication is: Style Precedes Content. (more…)

  4. Your Share Includes Taking Care of Yourself

    July 12, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    Marriage is not a 50/50 proposition; it’s at least 60/60 (but may sometimes feel like to each like it’s 90/10). For a relationship to be even close to “equal”, each person has to do a little more than what he or she thinks his or her share is. (more…)

  5. Considering Marriage

    December 1, 2011 by Oren Pardes

    Who we marry (or don’t) is often one of the most important decisions and influences in our lives. People marry (and divorce) for many reasons. Physical and material needs are no longer most people’s main motivations for marriage. (more…)