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Ballroom Dance Tips

Everyone seems to have gone crazy for Ballroom Dance Steps, from Modern and Freestyle to Ballroom and Latin. New reality dance shows keep popping up. Two of the most popular are Dancing With the Stars in the US and the UK’s sister version, Strictly Come Dancing and of course, “So You Think You Can Dance?.” The popularity of these have soared, drawing millions of viewers and attracting sell-out audiences when the show is taken on the road.

That pulling power of dance has inspired thousands of us to sign up for weekly Ballroom and Salsa classes or push back the furniture, roll up the carpet and learn ballroom dance steps in the comfort of our own home.

Wherever you are trying to keep in step, here are a few important pointers.

1) – Poise, this is one of the vital points to focus on when learning Ballroom Dance Steps or Latin American. Without the correct posture, you don’t have the right balance and, without that, you and your partner will not master the right holds, resulting in faulty footwork.

2) – Stick to easy ballroom dance steps to start with and ensure you have matching music to practice with.

3) – Make sure your knees and hips are nicely relaxed, thus making your moves to the music more fluid.

4) – Focus firmly on getting those first basic steps learned and practice them constantly, over and over, until they have become second nature. Don’t go for any fancy variations until this part is complete.

5) – It doesn’t matter whether you have amazingly nifty footwork if your body is all stiff and awkward. Fluid foot movements and a smooth flowing body working together will look really good so concentrate hard on getting these right.

6) – Remember the phrase “small step.” An important rule. From a purely social dancing point of view, keeping your steps small means the dance will be much more enjoyable, far easier to lead and so very elegant and controllable.

7) – Never forget that, as you learn to drive, once you have passed your test you still have to negotiate heavy traffic. Dancing will be like this. When you swap your practice in an empty dining room for a busy dance hall or ballroom, so the man will have to focus on guiding his partner to avoid colliding with other couples. Therefore, the man must be confident with all the Ballroom Dance Steps.



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