Why Leading Is Not More Difficult Than Following

Great points and advice! Written by, and originally published at Joy in Motion  1. Followers have to master more vocabulary than leaders do. Because leaders are responsible for deciding which vocabulary to use and when, they have to think ahead and be decisive. But it is precisely this decision-making responsibility that gives them the freedom to only lead a select set of vocabulary that they feel comfortable with. Followers, on the other hand, have to be prepared to follow a wide variety of vocabulary, a sum of the vocabulary of all of the leaders they dance with, including vocabulary they may be...

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Are you a great follow? 3 ways to know

To Skye Humphries a great follow is someone who… …enjoy the music. “Lindy hop is an expression of the music and what we individually hear. Even if I am dancing with a beginner, I will enjoy the dance if they are listening to the music.” …are independent in the dance. ”I love to feel that the dance is a meeting of two individuals. …have a love of movement. “It’s great to dance with someone who gets a similar thrill from moving their body across the floor.”   Dela det här:Klicka för att dela på Twitter (Öppnas i ett nytt fönster)Klicka för...

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3 keys to improve your swing outs

Skye Humphries advice for better swing outs Work on your triple steps. Don’t be lazy, work your feet until you feel light on the floor. Focus on your own movement. The focal point often becomes the hands or your partner but then you stop moving your own body. Learn and love a few variations and master them. Dela det här:Klicka för att dela på Twitter (Öppnas i ett nytt fönster)Klicka för att dela på Facebook (Öppnas i ett nytt fönster)Klicka för att dela på Google+ (Öppnas i ett nytt...

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Get your kids to love swing: 3 shortcuts

1. Hum songs to them when they are babies. 2. Cultivate their ears for higher quality music, as they get older. “Play swing music casually around the house to identity what kinds of emotional sounds your kids lean toward. My son for instance likes lower sounds such as the cello, a base, or a saxophone. I figured that out within a few months of him being born as he would hum certain songs and complete ignore others as I played them.” Jamin Jackson 3. Create good memories echoed by swing music in the background. “I started my professional swing dance training...

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Can I refuse? Yes, you can!

When is it right or wrong to say “no?” If you find it difficult to know, here’s some advice: follow your gut feeling. DecaVitas gives you the courage. Yes-mentality, that you should never to turn down a dance, is not a rule. Responsibility for good atmosphere on the dance floor is not in your hands alone. Never accept someone making you feel uncomfortable. You are not supposed to be pulled and tugged. Say “no” and end the dance right away! You go dancing to have fun – be sure to dance with people you like and say “no thanks” when you don’t want to dance...

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