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 Pista Dela det här:Klicka för att dela på Twitter (Öppnas i ett nytt fönster)Klicka för att dela på Facebook (Öppnas i ett nytt...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 Dela det här:Klicka för att dela på Twitter (Öppnas i ett nytt fönster)Klicka för att dela på Facebook (Öppnas i ett nytt...Read More
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...Read More
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