Many of us at one time or another have known the feeling of being “on the outside.” Whether it’s in our local community or at weekend conventions, it can be hard to find a group of friends to hang out with – and it can be even harder when there are others who seem to have it all. In this episode, we chat about our own experiences being outsiders. We start with a discussion of the “cool kids,” our own feelings about not being one of the “cool kids,” and what it’s like to be “drifters” instead. We chat about our social anxieties, how our upbringing has shaped who we are, and how social media influences our experiences in the dance world. We also look at how being on top isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and how being on top isn’t the be-all end-all of social dancing. This conversation is for anyone who’s ever felt alone, out-of-place, or like an outsider in our dance community (…and also those who haven’t).
Last Child in the Woods – Richard Louv
The Mind-Gut Connection – Emeran Mayer
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