You can tell a lot about a person by watching the way they dance. Beyond obvious things like skill level and experience, there are often more subtle things that you can see if you know where to look.
I’ve been dancing for many years and I have found it helpful to think of dancing as an interwoven collection of ever-expanding conversations. There are conversations between the dancers and each other, between the dancers and the space, and finally between the dancers and the music.
In particular, the conversation that is most important to the dance is the one that happens between the dancers and each other. Both in verbal and non-verbal cues, the dancers negotiate relationships of trust, balance, skill, and intimacy.
In some ways, the only thing more pleasurable than watching dancers who enjoy each other’s presence on the floor is to be one of those dancers.