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Trust on the Dance Floor – Jubilation!

I’ve been taking Zumba classes at Jubilation in Portsmouth for years and I love it.  There are lots of things to love.  The music, the community of dancers, the space!  (The first class is always free btw.) The owner, Honore LaFlamme, creates a safe environment for all ages and abilities to enjoy dancing. You can get dressed up fancy for a workout or not. Just be you! And the people who go there are very welcoming!

One of the most profound things about my experience is about trust.

Beth Boynton and Honore LaFlamme after dancing at Jubilation
Beth and Honore after Class

In general, I admit, I don’t like people telling me what to do. Yet when I am dancing I’m totally glad to follow direction. It is a relief to not be in charge! It is really good for me to let that in!

This combination of dependence and trust seems remarkable. After all, you can have one without the other. Think about it how it might feel to be dependent on someone you don’t trust. And trusting someone you aren’t dependent on isn’t quite so profound or maybe risky, right?

When I experience both, I can literally feel my heart open up.  It is a wondrous feeling and I am grateful for it every single time.  I don’t have to be perfect or even close to it.  And it is also fine to be good at a particular step or routine.  

Do you know what I mean? Isn’t it great to follow someone when you feel this sense of trust?  

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