About Harmony ℠ Dancing
Harmony ℠ Dancing
is the only unambiguous method for communicating in social dancing.
Harmony Dancing was invented to communicate the complex choreography of folk dances.
The suprisingly simple rules of Harmony Dancing work for every social dance that we know.
We have tested Harmony Dancing on countless pieces of choreography for numerous different dances including:
Argentine tango, balboa, ballroom, bolero, cajun, cha cha, contra, country western, east coast swing, English country,
folk, foxtrot, international, Israeli, lindy hop, mambo, merengue, round, rumba, samba, salsa, square, tango,
two step, west coast swing, waltz, zydeco and more.
You only have to learn how to communicate once and you can communicate in any dance.
Harmony Dancing is the extraordinarily accurate explanation for leading and following
that simplifies how you dance with a partner.
Anyone Can Learn Harmony Dancing
Harmony Dancing is so simple that all the major rules
fit on a single sheet of paper.
You can communicate every pattern in every social dance
following the Three Laws sm of Harmony Dancing.
You learn the principles of Harmony Dancing
in an easy to remember framework of ABCD that you can apply
to all your social dancing.
Harmony Dancing Is Safe, Comfortable and Natural
Harmony Dancing is based on how people naturally move and interact.
Since Harmony Dancing does not use pushing or pulling to communicate,
often called pressure and tension, Harmony Dancing helps you to dance safely, gently and naturally,
allowing you the maximum freedom of movement to express yourself to the music.
About the Author of Harmony ℠ Dancing
That is me Andrew Weitzen in the red shirt in the upper left of the website.
I invented Harmony Dancing to teach Israeli folk dancers how to dance with a partner.
Harmony Dancing turned out to be so effective that it works for every social dance that we know.
With Harmony Dancing you can unambiguously communicate every step in every social dance
in the same way with every partner.
There are big advantages for communicating this way: dancing is safer, gentler, more comfortable and
more natural, with more freedom of expression, more consistent teaching, faster learning,
a better social environment and happier groups.
I have no special dance qualifications.
I am not a performer or a professional dancer.
I am a regular guy that likes to dance, just like most of you.
I was trying to solve a problem that was bothering me.
In Israeli folk dancing, the partner dances are choreographed.
The women memorize their part.
The men memorize their part.
Then they wrestle with one another to see who is right.
That is a joke, but not far from the truth and it causes a lot of problems.
These problems happen in one way or another in all social dances.
A startlingly simple method for communicating all the steps
When I moved back to my home town, I started organizing Israeli folk dancing and swing dancing groups.
I had been doing a lot of other kinds of social dancing.
I felt there was too much emphasis on choreography and I wanted to focus on communication.
In my Israeli partner dancing group, rather than have the women memorize their parts,
I decided to teach the folk dancers how to dance together like in swing dancing where the men lead and the women follow.
Israeli partner dancing incorporates dances from all over the world, including American, Arabic, Balkan,
Brazilian, cha cha, Latin, hambo, mazurka, polka, samba, salsa, swing, Russian, tango, waltz, Yemenite and much more.
Since Israeli dances are choreographed by professionals and since people are expected to memorize the dances,
the choreography is often more complex than most people normally do in any of those other dances done as lead and follow.
Experienced Israeli dancers know hundreds of dances, which is a lot of choreography.
Any method to teach Israeli partner dancers how to dance with a partner,
should work with many other dances and with a wide variety of choreography.
works for every social dance
In trying to organize the hundreds of pointers I had gotten from the many social dance classes I had taken
and incorporate them into a system for Israeli dancers to use,
I found that what people were doing in lead and follow dances was inadequate as a means of communicating unambiguously.
Instead, I came up with a startlingly simple method for communicating all the steps.
I call this system Harmony ℠ Dancing.
Harmony Dancing works so well, that women can follow every Israeli partner dance without learning the choreography
and do the dances better than the women who memorize the steps, because those following are dancing each step with their partner,
instead of only next to their partner.
Amazingly, Harmony Dancing works for every social dance that we have tried and we have tried a lot.
Harmony Dancing transforms how you dance with a partner, helping you to dance safely, gently and naturally,
express yourself more freely, teach consistently, learn faster,
and feel more comfortable, confident and popular.
How to Dance with a Partner
The Only Method of Communicating Every Step in Every Social Dance