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!
In Cha, how do you lead into knee lifts instead of a crossover break?
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?
In Rumba, is the leads footing in rumba walks to just stand in place, or do you constantly keep stepping in place?
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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I am awful with counting music, and I (mistakenly) rely on my lead a lot to keep us on time. While I'm working on it and have improved, I found a website once that had a huge library of songs and said what type of dance it was, and I found it immensely helpful when learning. I want to find it or something similar to it again, but my searches have turned up mostly useless. Does anyone have a tool like this or know of a website/app that can perform a similar function? Thank you so much in advance
I really appreciate how helpful this community seems to be for constant same questions. I don't get married for another year or so, so I'm excited to get nice and practiced for our first dance. Use this as an excuse to take up dancing, something I've always wanted to do.
This song is very slow and in a turn of the century style, so I was thinking a slow foxtrot - love the way the foxtrot looks? Or a waltz? Unsure. Would love any feedback. We'd be dancing on a concrete floor.
Because once they are done I have this crushing feeling that I do everything wrong because my teacher will point out every little detail that is wrong. He is also part of the jury in ballroom so I take it he has quiet an eye for that. So I'm curious. Are they fun? Do you leave the private classes all motivated and confident in your new skills?
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