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Recently I found this page on youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCClAh5u-pxgsp0utckgfVZQ/featured , which I found to be really good in explaining techniques to a beginner.

Does anyone know of anyone on youtube explaining standard technique in a similar way(depending on the dance, exercises so that you can practice and so on)

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My friend and I are relatively new to ballroom and practice on our own time without instruction. A few questions have come up that we haven't found answers to yet. If you know any, it would help a lot. Thank you very much!

  1. In Cha, how do you lead into knee lifts instead of a crossover break?
  2. In the Knee Lifts for Cha, how do you stop your momentum? How do you stop over turning due to momentum after the knee lift and before the crossover break?
  3. In Rumba, is the leads footing in rumba walks to just stand in place, or do you constantly keep stepping in place?
  4. In Samba, Do you/can you shape during a reverse? If so in which direction? For example, when the lead is crossing their feet do they tilt the pelvis forward?

Like I said, we don't have formal training so I'm trying to describe it as much as possible.

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Reddit - Competitive Ballroom Dancing by /u/thrwawydncesport2304 - 1w ago

I used to dance for 8+ years from a young age (6yo-...). During that period I've achieved quite a few accomplishments which I'm proud and fond of them. After ~8 years I've suddenly stop gaining interest into dancing so I stopped completely. Over the past few years something sparked my interest that I thought was long gone... So, the question I wanted to ask is: Is it worth trying to join the competitive scene in your 20s? Thank you in advance.

Sorry for my bad English

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Hi,

Just wondering which brand of hairspray you use in competition for that dry/wet look? Which brand have that extreme hold that makes your hair feel like a metal plate?

Inputs from different continents welcome since we can't really bring our hairsprays with our carry on. And in an emergency we will have to shop for it locally.

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What kind of cross-training do you all do or recommend, and why? (Or don't recommend)

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Hello This Saturday my partner and I are in a showcase. If you might remember me, my partner and I dance and compete Bronze Latin International Am-Am. We have both been very busy and haven't even practiced yet but will be fine because we are doing our own AmAm Samba Routine. EXCEPT that now she told me yesterday she wants me to pick her up and spin her twice at the end. I had a lesson today and then went to a social dance and we met there before she went to her lesson tonight. We practiced me picking her up and it looks goofy so I need advice. I want to make her happy and not "let her down" literally.

Dance is samba. We are reenacting Madonna, La Isla Bonita. She wants spun twice. Her on my right side and me holding her left leg forward while she lays back or something. We are spinning counter clockwise (her feet first) When I set her down we are doing botafogos to exit the stage. I have watched videos tonight about basic hip lifts. We are meeting Thursday to practice. What can you advise from the description of this spin, to look like two Pros out there Saturday? Thanks!

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