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How do I hold my dance partner?

If you were to ask me, what is the most frequently asked question I have been asked over the two decades I have been teaching ballroom and social dancing, it would be this question about holding my partner properly. And this is unquestionably the biggest question any dancer should ask even before the first step is taken as a couple dancing together. It is so often neglected in dance classes by instructors and by couples who neglect how their dance relationship could vastly improve just by focusing on one's posture and dance hold of the partner. The first two videos briefly address this issue and show how the hold should look and some tips to get you there. The third video gives very helpful directions with two fundamental movements in ballroom dancing, rotation and sway. And the fourth video is a response to the lady's leftward head position and how to make it more comfortable. Please comment if you have any unanswered questions and I will be happy to reply.

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