01 Apr Can Dancing Lead to Falling in Love?
There’s something about dancing, especially slow dancing. We’ve read romantic scenes where the hero sweeps the heroine off her feet by whisking her onto the dance floor and letting the music reflect his feelings. We’ve witnessed it in movies when the two characters hold each other and gaze into each other’s eyes. They are bound to fall in love if they haven’t already. Some golden oldies come to mind with spectacular romantic dance scenes:
Dirty Dancing Who can forget when Johnny pulls Baby onto the stage and the sparks fly. https://youtu.be/WpmILPAcRQo
Grease Sandy and Danny put the heat back into high school romance. https://youtu.be/itRFjzQICJU
Twilight Edward and Bella go to prom. Bella expects to get bitten. Edward has other plans. https://youtu.be/eDblDj6BISo
White Christmas Phil and Judy dancing to The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing https://youtu.be/ax66QU8pvtA
Dancing in My Books
In Boss, Dane leads Jules to the dance floor to fool another man into believing that they are a couple. Dane likes the feel of Jules in his arms, the way her soft curves fit perfectly against his body. He dances with her as long as he can, realizing that this is no ordinary woman and that he wants to be with her for as long as the evening allows.
Is it love at first sight? Does the music have anything to do with them falling for each other? While they move to the music, holding each other, taking in the feel of each other’s body, and inhaling their scent, there’s bound to be a reaction of a romantic kind. They say their goodbyes, although Dane will never forget the night they shared, or that his heart no belongs to Jules.
In Forever Love, Davina knows that Quinn can dance. She’s seen him work his magic on the dance floor while filming Untitled. It’s not until their wedding reception that Davina gets to experience Quinn in full dance mode. “How’s your two-step?” he asks her before he guides her around the dance floor for over two minutes. They gaze into each other’s eyes, showing everyone how much in love they are as man and wife.
I love to add music to my stories where certain scenes have the characters listening to music. Their tastes vary. Some like country while others like jazz or soft instrumentals. There is rock music in one scene and classical music in another. Each book has a playlist, too, of music I listened to while writing the story. If you’ve read my latest newsletter, you’ll know some of the songs from Forever Love’s playlist.
Do you listen to music when you read? If so, what do you listen to. When I have my characters listening to music, do you imagine what the songs are?
Deborah Armstrong is an expert in writing engaging and scintillating romance. For example, in the Davina and Quinn Love series, Deborah Armstrong writes hot and spicy contemporary romance with a touch of country, inviting her readers to experience Hollywood, New York City, and her very own dairy farm in Canada. However, in the Gamechanger series, Deborah uses the foothills of Alberta as her setting for her sensual romances. Deborah Armstrong’s books are for you if you love passion, drama, and suspense in your romance stories.
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