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We don't even use body rotation to achieve this position. The most forward part of the foot. Here the kick really a swing comes first and then the knee is bent.

Stretch the opposite side of the body. The foot may turn if required. It is not much used in round dancing, but I'll include it here just for completeness. Move hips side and back as you step.

The foot nearest the partner when not directly facing partner or directly facing away. Usually the man steps forward on his right foot and turns right-face to face the woman and reverse line of dance in closed position. More than the normal amount of turn.

The number of beats of music devoted to a dance step. If you don't do it, game format converter that won't interfere with your continuing to dance.

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When you step forward right, turn right with left shoulder leading. Involves no weight change. Instead, be considerate of your partner and other couples. You might begin facing diagonal wall and dance forward, curving, to end facing diagonal center. Cross the free foot in front of or behind the supporting foot, place it close so that ankles touch or almost touch, and take weight.

Sometimes the change is quite precise, putting each dancer exactly where the partner used to be. The first step is typically taken on the first beat and held during the second beat, with two more steps falling on beats three and four. The number of beats per measure of music. The music was heavily influenced by the jazz musicians brought to entertain American customers in Cuban casinos. Mambo music was invented in Havana in the s by Cachao and his contmporaries and made popular around the world.

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That way, the instructors have some room to demonstrate but all can see. Progressing or moving forward or in any direction. The instep of one foot is placed close to the heel of the other.

If you are in semi-closed position, the man's right foot will precede the woman's left foot. It consists of two categories, Ballroom and Latin. Beginning dancers often have a hard time finding the core in their bodies and engaging it. In ballet, a woman's releve puts her onto the tips of her toes, and a man's releve puts him onto the ball of his foot, but of course, in round dancing, no one dances on pointe. Gently adjusting to a new dance position.

The direction opposite to line of dance, in a direction clockwise around the dance floor. Generally, you will change weight to the foot that initially moved to the crossed position.

Usually as a couple, step and rotate on the ball of the supporting foot by turning the upper body. It is as if you are digging your toe into the beach sand. Usually begun in closed position. Soft arms are toned, but they give and breathe, allowing each partner room to move.

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Partners facing center of hall, the taller dancer standing behind and slightly to one side of his partner to observe while instruction is being given. The Latin version is slower than the Rhythm version.


It also creates graceful body lines. At clubs, the dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together. This category loosely corresponds to the Ballroom or Standard category of International Style. Right stretch produces left sway. The inner or outer side of the foot.

Step forward or side, bending knee and checking the movement, maintaining an upward poise in the torso and head. Other combinations of forward and closing steps can also be used e. Dancing on the diagonal often flows more smoothly and looks better than dancing squared up.

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Then close and step in another direction. In a facing position, lower on supporting foot, extend free foot to the side, point toe, and stretch supported side, swaying toward pointed foot. Moving with the right side of the body ahead of the left. Step away from partner and shift weight to that foot without progression.

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