Basic Technique for Standard Dances

This DVD is a must for all Bronze, Silver, and Gold students. It covers all the fundamental techniques that are so important for dancing the standard dances- Waltz, Tango, Slow Foxtrot, and Quickstep. The goal of this video is not to teach steps (we have 40 plus videos that do that…), but to show you the technique necessary to make your dancing easier, feel better, and look better. Now who wouldn’t want that!

Here is a summary of what is covered on the video:

  • Proper body posture, body alignment, and body tone
  • Detailed description and demonstration of the dance frame and dance hold
  • The difference between closed dance position and promenade position
  • The importance of using all body joints and proper footwork
  • Comparing ‘Rise and Fall’ in Waltz and the other dances
  • The ‘magic’ of two people moving fluidly as one
  • ‘Lead and follow’ vs ‘Initiation and response’
  • The principle of three body centres within each couple
  • Demystifying the technique of Contra Body Movement and Contra Body Movement Position
  • What is body swing and how do you get it?


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Duration: 1 hr 10 min