April 25, 2014

Practiced Partnership

Partnership is something that is practiced. Does it come naturally? Maybe more easily for some people. Watching Olympian Meryl Davis and Professional Dancer Maksim Chmerkovsky practicing and performing their Tango on this week's Dancing with the Stars is a lesson in partnership. Yes, there is chemistry between these two athlete artists. But it is more than a romantic sensual chemistry - it is the language of partnership that is ignited.

Watching them I realized that pairs skaters/dancers are intelligent in partnership. They learn to read each other's bodies, minds and emotions. They know how to initiate, receive and respond to an action or movement. They also are experts at being equal.

When watching Meryl's skate with her Olympic partner Charlie White that same chemistry exists.

US Figure Skating Championships