There is a tendency to think that dancing is about movement – the steps, the footwork, the connection, the rise and fall, the turns, the connection between partners and more – and, well, it is. . .sort of. When the focus is on how the dancers are connected to the music/rhythm, often, the magic happens when the progressive movement stops – i.e., the sways (and oversways), the stretches, the head/arm/hand extensions, the hesitations, the pauses. Some instructors refer to these pieces as what finishes a move, but I believe that it is much more. I believe that it is these pieces that MAKE the moves. This is where the energy gathers and that progressive movement is the release of that energy – but the magic is in the gathering of (and, sometimes, the completion of) the energy.