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Ignite no. 1

Clyde Wright

Why learning how to dance will make you a better person

In 2007, I began taking swing lessons. After a year-and-a-half of submersing myself in three swing communities, a mambo studio, and the world of Argentine Tango, I discovered something completely unexpected: that partner dancing is really just a metaphor for life, and that becoming good at the former makes you much, much better at the latter.

About Clyde Wright:

Clyde Wright is a computer scientist, actor, musician, dancer, and novelist. He lives on Capitol Hill.

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