Probably not so surprising, but as I learn about blues dancing and as I start becoming a (bit of an) actual blues dancer, the mystique and foreign/strangeness of it is vanishing. Blues is no longer a “tempo” – just like there is slow lindy, there is fast blues – and I’m starting to hear it more as a difference in the music, and the dance adapting to match that.
Plus – starting to get the hang of closed position. Hugs! Except with more dancing 🙂 But relaxed right arm – relaxing hug!