As I have mentioned in previous questions, I'm someone who likes to get really into the music. I sway around, and enjoy the song with movement. I notice professional violinists sometimes almost dance to the music they're playing. It makes it much more interesting to watch, and it obviously shows that the performer is in to it which makes it easier for the audience to get in to it.
Of course I move because I enjoy the music, but the other day I was watching a video of myself playing and noticed that my movement was very very awkward. Like... a constipated bandicoot listening to disco music. Basically, I was moving around in erratic, uncontrolled, wonky jerks and steps. I didn't really realize it until I saw the video, so I'm glad I noticed it before any major performances! (I might never live that one down...)
My question is: Should it be considered more of an advanced technique to sway to the music (something that younger players should avoid and just stick to the music) or is it something that should be encouraged? Will it just get better as my ear improves, or will it get worse as I develop my sense of rhythm... all weird-like? Also, this is a bit more vague and can probably be ignored, but is there a... pattern of movement that people can follow that isn't so awkward, or is it just developed with a life-time of practice?
(Also, as a bit of an aside (and out of curiosity) has anyone noticed that they tend to blink more while playing, or is it just me? And am I just embarrassing myself by asking?)