Meanwhile, Big Band is the only social dance music I can take in big doses, so I enjoyed hearing it, and the instructors were fantastic dancers, so I enjoyed watching them. And I did not resent being pushed and pulled around the room by awkward young men because this time I felt only deep compassion and a sincere wish to put them at ease. That probably is the follower's "job," come to think of it: to make things as easy and pleasant for the leader as possible.
To inspire us all, here's an old clip of my pal Alisha Ruiss dancing at a swing championship
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