February 23, 2017
Once upon a time, there was a Latin Dance Academy in Brisbane, Australia, which established a very special tradition among its dancers. And the tradition was this: each time a couple finished a forro or a gafieira or a salsa or a bachata (or just about anything else) in one of the Academy's classes they would high-five before moving on to another partner. This disheveled little owl (who is an excellent high-fiver) has found that (in the dance context) high-fives say a great deal. There is (for instance) The Affectionate High-Five (where one high-fiver catches the other high-fiver's hand and presses it gently between theirs.) There is The Cheeky High-Five (where one high-fiver raises a hand to invite a response and then withdraws their hand at very last minute so that the other high-fiver catches air.) There is The Romping High-Five (where both high-fivers leap exuberantly into the air and clap hands loudly.) (This is the disheveled little owl's favourite.) There are also elegant high-fives (where hands press together softly.) There are romantic, formal, funny and dramatic high-fives and this disheveled little owl loves them all and so she SHOULD say that while she knows a clap-swoop-and-backflip high-five might not be quite the done thing, the temptation after every forro and gafieira and salsa and bachata is (most definitely) there.