Knowledge vs. Understanding

Lots of people know how to dance. They know patterns and where to put their feet. They know syncopations and “styling.” They know how it all should look.

But few understand how to dance. Few understand the mechanics of the dance or the fundamentals of movement. Few understand connection or the dynamics of partnership. Few understand how to express the music through movement.

Knowledge is having information and awareness. Understanding is comprehending the how and why of information, and having the capacity to apply that information.

If you want to be a great dancer, you need more than knowledge – you need understanding.