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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. 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…)


  3. 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…)


  4. 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…)


  5. 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…)


  6. 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…)


  7. Watch Your Ps and Fs

    October 3, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    A woman of virtue and valor is worth more than rubies, emeralds, sapphires, or diamonds. (more…)


  8. Framed?

    August 14, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    Most women want to look good – and most do. But sometimes, trying to look good, especially while dancing with a partner, does not look good at all. Female dancers who are told that they are the “picture” and the male the “frame” often don’t seem to understand they must also provide part of the the frame – and that how they look and the picture they make doesn’t look good if they don’t stay “framed” by their partners. (more…)


  9. 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…)


  10. 54 Relationship Traps

    July 11, 2012 by Oren Pardes

    Personal relationships involve two (or more) people. We are always dealing with one person’s action and the other person’s reaction, a behavior and a perception, one’s error in sending messages and the other’s error in receiving them. (more…)