5 favorite qualities in Katja Završnik favorite leader: staying on time is definitely one quality that makes a great leader. Also, getting to know the follower and adapt. I remember dancing with a leader once and after he lead a spin and I think I did two and he said, “Oh yeah, you are a spinner!” and he just started to play around with spins and turns. And this is great, to first acknowledge what you can and can’t dobefore starting to just execute moves. I love to play around with the action reaction idea. That’s why I appreciate leaders...Read More
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Katja Završnik is one of the most sought after followers on the dance scene. This is her advice on how to become a great follow: Meet with Katja in this interview from 2018 Get to know your body, know how it works and be in charge of your movement. Be a dancer first, then you can be a good follower. Be the active half of the couple and not just the follower. This is the only way the dance can feel good. Be patient in classes. Leaders are usually learning amillion things at the same time; footwork, shapes, leading. Instead of...Read More
Bianca Locatelli & Nils Andrén´s glossary to Boogie Woogie: Six counts = the basic step Groove = what you do when the music hits you Piano boogie = impossible not to dance Boogie to Social = Boogie Woogie is about improvisation and being social too Thrilling = when your dancing is really exciting House rent party = Edlund’s family caravan, a house party where you meet to socialize and dance Photo by Sara...Read More
Describe a great lead! – I would like to feel that my lead is dancing for his/hers own sake, rhythmic and relaxed, has fun and dares to take risks. I don’t appreciate when people push or rush the dance. Dare to take it easy! Do your thing and let me do mine. That makes it possible for us to share our movements and rhythms with each other, says Frida Segerdahl. Tip you often share during class? – I urge my students to find the rhythm and dancing within themselves. Following and leading are much more fun and fantastic if they are present...Read More
Boy! What a girl!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1Vj3uqd4jA Nicholas Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8 Jammin the Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-Pt-xE0bhw...Read More
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