Head movements and cambrés; who doesn’t love them?
They’re one of the distinctive characteristics of Brazilian Zouk. Done well, they look very impressive and beautiful. They give us possibilities of expression, musicality and movement that other dances don’t have.
Well… I do love head movements and cambrés. I really do. But my feelings for them are conflicted; it’s one of those love and hate affairs. The problem is not with the movements themselves, but with the widespread abuse of them. By abuse, I mean people doing them badly. I mean people not
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Respect your partner in a dance.
It is important that you consider your partner’s needs and dance ability. As you become a better dancer you will be dancing with all skill levels of dance partners.
Remember it is your job to lead your partner so that you both have a good time together. You are not there to show off your skills but to make each partner enjoy the dance with you.
There may come a time when you want a permanent dance partner and you will have many to choose from if you treated everyone with respect.