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WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO DANCE TO YOUR PARTNER'S LEVEL
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There are few things worse than a dance that is too far above the follower’s level.
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For the follower, it’s awful. They feel nervous, self-conscious, and like they’re a disappointment to dance with. At the start of each new move, the only thing going through their head is “please let it be something I can follow correctly”.
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And for  the lead? You end up disappointed because none of your moves are working. Your follower will do something that’s unexpected or move too slowly and so you won’t be able to execute your next move. You won’t get to play with the music or be creative.
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In the worst of cases, you might even injure yourself or your follower. (And I’d argue that it’s even worse when you injure them, not because your partner is more delicate than you, but because you chose to do that move without confirming that they could follow it safely.)
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Of course, even when dancing to someone’s level, sometimes a move will be misinterpreted or poorly executed. But when this is happening all dance long, it’s unpleasant and unsafe.
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And nobody wants a dance that bad.
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So, how can you avoid it? Well, I’ve encountered this problem as both a follower and lead. Here are the three things I think all leads should try to do.
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1) Learn to evaluate your partner’s skill
2) Challenge yourself – not your partner
3) Learn beginner-level moves in different styles
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We recommend you to read the full article on socialdancecommunity.com 👈
By Tanya Karen
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We're wishing you great well balanced dances!
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✅ Perfect for teaching, competing and performing
✅ Worldwide delivery
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Dancers: @julinhajohann and @tiagomovimentus, @braziliandancecologne
Photographer: @smagaelena
Shoes: Lorenzo and Marc by Swayd
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO DANCE TO YOUR PARTNER'S LEVEL ⠀ There are few things worse than a dance that is too far above the follower’s level. ⠀ For the follower, it’s awful. They feel nervous, self-conscious, and like they’re a disappointment to dance with. At the start of each new move, the only thing going through their head is “please let it be something I can follow correctly”. ⠀ And for  the lead? You end up disappointed because none of your moves are working. Your follower will do something that’s unexpected or move too slowly and so you won’t be able to execute your next move. You won’t get to play with the music or be creative. ⠀ In the worst of cases, you might even injure yourself or your follower. (And I’d argue that it’s even worse when you injure them, not because your partner is more delicate than you, but because you chose to do that move without confirming that they could follow it safely.) ⠀ Of course, even when dancing to someone’s level, sometimes a move will be misinterpreted or poorly executed. But when this is happening all dance long, it’s unpleasant and unsafe. ⠀ And nobody wants a dance that bad. ⠀ So, how can you avoid it? Well, I’ve encountered this problem as both a follower and lead. Here are the three things I think all leads should try to do. ⠀ 1) Learn to evaluate your partner’s skill 2) Challenge yourself – not your partner 3) Learn beginner-level moves in different styles ⠀ We recommend you to read the full article on socialdancecommunity.com 👈 By Tanya Karen ⠀ We're wishing you great well balanced dances! ⠀ ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ ⠀ ✅ Dance shoes for dancers by dancers ✅ Perfect for teaching, competing and performing ✅ Worldwide delivery ✅ Working hours: Mon-Fri 8.00-17.00 GMT+0 ✅ swayd.eu (Europe, UK) ✅ swaydshoes.com (worldwide) ⠀ #swayd #danceshoes #shoes #socialdance #westcoastswing #zouk #bachata #salsa #modernswing #contemporarydance #countrydance #linedance #danceinstructor #professionaldancer #bigcitylife #summermood ⠀ Dancers: @julinhajohann and @tiagomovimentus, @braziliandancecologne Photographer: @smagaelena Shoes: Lorenzo and Marc by Swayd