It’s more about the dance itself, you can find more detailed explanations here:
There comes a time (about 6-12 months) that dancing takes a turn for the worse. A few months, maybe more, before the dance begins to return to normal and some aspects stop working. That’s the last ‘recovery period’. Then the dance will be more stable and have become more natural.
Social dance – which is performed outside the dance studio or the club – is more common, and it’s a big deal that the dance community is getting bigger every year, as you can see in the picture below:
It’s all about getting new people and bringing people in
In some sense, social dancing has evolved so that you dance around with your friends, without any kind of group coordination. This is much more like the dance that you will witness at the pub, rather than at an open-air party with a lot of people around. But this doesn’t mean that you should let your friends go without an organised group dance. In every social dance movement, there is a clear and specific way that your friends and family get involved, and that you yourself play a more or less secondary role. It’s like when it’s going to rain tomorrow and you’re going to go outside. You’ll leave your window open and listen to music. It’s the same with dance communities.
There are different reasons why social dances are less active in the Netherlands. You need to have a social structure with rules (for example: your group can be organised in a couple of different ways: individual, communal and social). And then in order to become involved in a social dance, you need to know about at least one other player or dancers (who might also have a group of friends or co-workers). This means that there is a lot of competition among groups on which activity to take part in. And often, you don’t know everyone in your dance community and you might not really know how to organise a social dance.
Organisational skills: What are the skills needed to organise social dances?
You may have heard that some dance movements are harder to do than others. Well, that’s not true. A number of dance movements become easy or more natural. This is what I mean when I mention the ‘social dance movement’. It’s not necessarily that an organization becomes easier to organize or learn to perform. Sometimes it simply happens that some dances become more natural to people and it’s