What is the worst thing a Leader can do while dancing with you in a Social Dance Party or Lesson?

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The number os complains, among women as followers in Social Dance about certain Leaders, are a lot!

Most of the times, they don’t know how exactly would be a nice way to advise the Leaders about certain behaviors that are not really appreciated by the followers, without sounding rude or impolite, and also, in certain dance scenes where there is a lack of Leaders, the girls just simply don’t wanna take the risk of upsetting any of them, and as a result of being misunderstood, be avoided by them after that!

Have you ever had any of these thoughts crossing your mind?

– This is terrible but better not saying anything, I don’t wanna be the only annoying girl that complains, since all the others just smile when dancing with him!

– Am I the only person that can’t really understand him or everybody else is just fixing all his misleadings like I’m doing right now in order to be nice?

– Someday, someone should really tell him how uncomfortable he’s been doing those moves on us!

– I really do not enjoy dancing with this guy just because he dances for anybody else, but me! It’s kinda I’m being used by him so he can show off!

– Why he cannot have one single dance without trying to be chat me up or trying to kiss me?  

– It would be nice if I was invited for a dance, instead of being grabbed by the arm and dragged to the dance floor!

– It’s ok and expected to sweat but he could at least bring a spare shirt to change it sometimes before inviting us for a dance, it’s all wet!

– Why does he try to correct me all the time during the class? He is as new as I am and we have the teacher to correct us!!!

Well, here comes your chance to speak up and

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QUALITY OVER QUANTITY – Tips for Social Dance

Are you a dance class rat?

Are you an encyclopedia of dance figures?
So you’ve been taking tons of classes and you feel like your mind is a database of cool dance moves.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t make you a good dancer. Dance is about the quality of the movements, not the quantity.
You can use just the same three steps and create a beautiful dance. You can put 1.000 steps into a dance and create the ugliest dance ever. Why are we moved by a simple couple that simply walks to the music?
Refine each movement, design them, understand the technique, listen to the music, make sure your partner feels comfortable, and then execute them on the dance floor.  If not, I advise you to enjoy the basics – and just the basics moves.  Do only the things you are confident enough to control and keep the dance flowing and remember not to be bending the girl around or from side to side the entire time, she and her spine will be very thankful!
If you follow this, on the dance floor, you’ll see heads nodding in approval.


QUALIDADE SOBRE QUANTIDADE – Dicas para Dança Social (In Portuguese)

Você é um rato de aula de dança?

Você é uma enciclopédia de passos e dança?
Então você vem fazendo inúmeras aulas e sente que sua mente é um banco de dados de movimentos de dança.
Infelizmente, isso não te faz um bom dançarino. Dança é sobre a qualidade dos movimentos e não a quantidade.
Você pode usar apenas os mesmos três passos e criar uma dança linda.  Você pode colocar mil passos numa dança e criar a dança mais feia que já existiu!  Porque nos somos movidos por um simples casal que simplesmente navega pela música?
Refine cada movimento, desenhe cada um deles, entenda a técnica, escute a música, certifique-se que sua parceira sente-se confortável, e então os execute na pista de dança. Se não, eu te aconselho a aproveitar o básico – e somente os movimentos básicos.  Só faça aquilo que voce é confiante o bastante para controlar e manter a dança fluindo e lembre-se de não ficar envergando a dama circularmente ou de um lado para o outro o tempo todo, ela e sua coluna ficarão muito agradecidas.
Se você seguir isso, verá na pista de dança, as cabeças se movimentando pra baixo e para cima em aprovação!