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"Why Dance and Romance Go Hand in Hand - How Dance Is the Way to a Person's Heart" by Jeanette WattsIt just so happens, I'm a dance instructor! Dance is the only thing closer to my heart than my characters. Not counting friends and family, of course. Although all my friends and family also dance. With me around, no one really gets a choice in the matter...Never mind those awful shows on TV showing dancers being judged. They are an abomination, a blight upon the soul! No one has the right to judge another person's dance. Dance is movement for the pure joy of moving. It is the interpretation of music, translating sound into motion.It doesn't matter whether you are grooving by yourself, or if you are in the arms of a dance partner; while you are dancing, you are in tune with the Universe, open to all the possibilities. You are more in tune with yourself, and if you are couple dancing, you are also highly sensitive to the needs of your partner. At the same time, your partner is being highly sensitive to your needs. The only other activity two people can do with this level of care for your partner is - sex. This is why some people will get way too jealous and don't want their significant other dancing with anyone else.The problem with jealousy is, it drives people away, it doesn't bring them closer. The absolute BEST thing you can do is insist your partner dances with other people. They come back to you better dancers. You come back to them a better dancer when you dance with multiple people. That's part of why there's so much emphasis on the last dance. At the end of the dance, you get to show your significant other what you've learned, and reassure your partner that after all the other dancers you've spent time with, you are going home together.Dance and romance are very tricky. There are men and women who take dance lessons to try and meet someone, hoping to fall in love and get in a relationship. But social dynamics are complicated. A guy going to a dance to pick up women will be perceived as creepy. A woman going to a dance dreaming of meeting the right man might be seen as desperate. At the very least, she's going to be disappointed. She's going to fall in love, alright; over and over again. But at the end of a three minute song, her Prince Charming thanks her for the dance, and goes to find Mrs. Charming for the last waltz.I know a dance teacher who cautions men against having expectations of finding a girlfriend at a dance. He has studied this for years, and he's concluded that women go dancing because they want to dance. It's an end, not a means. It just so happens that, while on the dance floor, open to the possibilities of the Universe, people frequently do fall in love, get married, and live happily ever after.
Jane Austen Lied To Me
By Jeannette Watts
Publisher: Jeannette Watts
Release Date: September 25, 2017
Genre: Humorous Fiction
Length: 205 Pages
Buy Links: Amazon
About the book:
What college girl doesn’t dream of meeting Mr. Darcy? Lizzie was certainly no exception. But when Darcy Fitzwilliam comes into her life, he turns out to be every bit as aggravating as Elizabeth Bennett’s Fitzwilliam Darcy. So what’s a modern girl to do?
Jeanette Watts’ satire pokes loving fun at Jane and all of us who worship the characters who shall forever be our romantic ideals.
EXCERPTI’ve been thinking about my conversation with Professor Jacobson over and over. The thing about formulas and people. It makes a certain kind of sense, but does it lack a romantic sensibility?Ha! Sense and Sensibility!This is the second time that Professor Jacobson has me thinking about S&S. Well, if I’m no Lizzie Bennett, there are worse things in life than being a Marianne Dashwood. She had youth and beauty and high spirits. She wasn’t good at the dating thing, either, and overlooked the better man at first. Why was that? Did Colonel Brandon seem unromantic at first impression?Even though I’ve got an assignment due in Spanish, as well as the inevitable calc and chem homework, I grabbed Sense and Sensibility to take with me to read while I went to dinner. I wanted to read everything in the book about Colonel Brandon.Anne spotted me in the dining hall while I was halfway through a tuna sandwich and a really big pile of potato chips. “Hey, Roomie.” She slid her cafeteria tray onto the table across from me and plopped her book bag down beside it. “You having a really bad day?”“Um, no I don’t think so, why?” I asked.“Usually, if you’re having a bad day, you pick up Jane Austen and read a little something before you start to study. Since instead of sitting here doing your homework, you’re sitting here reading Jane Austen, I take it you had an exceptionally bad day today.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Jeanette Watts had been writing historic fiction when the inspiration for Jane Austen Lied to Me hit her on the drive home from the Jane Austen Festival. The idea was simply irresistible, and she put aside other writing projects in order to focus on writing a satire, thinking it would be a "mental vacation." It turned out to take every bit as much research to write a modern story as it does to write a historical one.
She has written television commercials, marketing newspapers, stage melodramas, four screenplays, three novels, and a textbook on waltzing. When she isn’t writing, she teaches social ballroom dances, refinishes various parts of her house, and sews historical costumes and dance costumes for her Cancan troupe.