”Magic occurs when you work together.” Here are DecaVitas keys to success: Listen more to your partner! Dance is a dialogue, it´s not a one-way communication. When follows and leads begin to “talk” they can create new moves. Moves that you could not do on your own. Learn what stretch and compression is all about. It is not enough to know vocabulary; you must be able to use it too! A good dance is like making out; you take turns taking the initiative and encouraging one another. Do not think. Dance! Connection is only helpful if you’re dancing. It...Read More
Photo: Magnus Hagmar Advice by Alice Mei – a good lead is someone who: … who dances to the music. … who can make good transitions between different grooves. … who can move well on his own. … who listen to you too. “Because sometimes you just want to groove, throw something out there. Right?” … accept the fact that follows are no puppets. “I think this is the thing I struggle the most with: to find a balance between following and dancing. Not follow too much or dancing too much. I like leads that create room for my moves” … are welcoming and...Read More
Advice by Alice Mei Keep timing. Make sure your feet are under yourself at all times, that helps Connect your center to your hands. When you move back or forward your lead should feel it trough your hands. ”If you don’t do this it becomes hard to dance together. When you have the weight of your butt in your hand you don’t have to look so closely, you feel what happens before you even look. Listen to the music, draw inspiration from it and create rhythms. Don’t try to help the lead to make a move happen. Try not to care so much...Read More
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