General Questions

Questions for General Social Dancing and Dance Classes.

What makes a great social for you?

Answers User hatzfeld  To have a good social overall, I would go for: – Enough dancers to dance all night with plenty of different partners, with a good Lead/Follow balance – Place: Enough space to dance, good floor – Good mood, no elitist groups judging everyone – Good music On the personal level, we all …

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Dealing with stress/frustration in Brazilian Zouk class

Question by User bamboosaou Just wondering if anyone can share any tips with regards to dealing with stress or frustration during class? As someone who leads, isn’t very coordinated and going through what is deemed beginners hell, I’m struggling to learn another form of Latin dancing called Zouk where I have to be very particular …

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How to not back lead

Answers User Enasakoma I think by weak leading perhaps you refer to as too indecisive or unclear leading. This is what I interpret your question to be as, because if you interpret weak as soft then most professional/experienced dancers are very soft in their leading because it’s more about technique and subtle movements than brute …

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What is most important to you when social dancing?

Answers User Khursed Typically, for me at least, it’s about having fun and making sure my partner is enjoying herself. Try not to pay attention to what everyone is doing around you and just enjoy the connection with your partner. For me it’s about a sense of understanding and effortlessness with your partner. Working at …

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Tips for a short girl who leads?

Question By User EchoBlossom Hey all! I want to learn to salsa dance with my boyfriend, who is taller than me. When we dance, I always lead. I’ve learned some basic step patterns (thank you Skillshare) but it’s still nothing we can really put to music. Any advice? I’m 5’2 and he’s 5’9 Answers User …

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Do women do all the work in social dancing?

Answers User semithroway There’s a saying in the dance world, “The woman is the picture, the man is the frame” Women do more spinning, sure, it’s all about showing them off — however, leading patterns is much more difficult than following. I know a bit a bout following, I’ve been lead by instructors to get …

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Beginner question… how to deal with forgetting stuff.

User johnny_h4wk This is extremely normal no matter how long you have been dancing for. I would guess a very small percentage actually remembers the moves and uses them all the time. The only way to get them into your body is repetition and practice 😊 which is where social dance events can come in …

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