In our Spanish Dance Meet-up, Paloma Gómez advises our Maestros Danza Española course members:
"If we are just focusing only on technical things, the magic inside us is blocked and we cannot communicate.
Perhaps a dancer might be dancing absolutely amazingly. Perfect, with no mistakes. Everything perfect. But I cannot feel anything.
I'm watching you, okay, that's fine, but I don't feel anything.
For me, what is most important is when I'm watching you, I'm not only thinking s/he is doing it perfectly. But s/he is making me feel something special. I want to do the same as what that dancer is doing. I want to share that with him/her.
And so we need to practice that. I usually like to practice in two ways.
One way, is to practise the technique because of course, technique is the tool we need to have to dance.
But the other...