Charlie and Jackie have been dancing together in competitions and exhibitions for 30 years. Their movements are so fluid and they never repeat a single step throughout the entire video. It’s hard to imagine there was a time when they were simply strangers.

But that’s how most connections begin. We all start out as strangers willing to discover what we have in common, what we share together.

Today I simply ask you take a risk and chat up a stranger at a book club, sign up for those swing lessons you keep talking about, or audition for that acapella group. Engage in activities and community that go beyond the chat room.

Join the (real life, in person) conversation.

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