By Martha Harper a new partner? What do you have in mind to find the right person, or more importantly, to be the right person? The technical requirements for partnership I will leave to those with the credentials of dance education, training and experience.
Many many times I have heard this from people of all levels. The cause of this I hinted at during my last article. Many articles on these pages are based from a man’s stand point. In this one I have tried to give the ladies view point as well. Normally this is on the inside of an open reverse turn i.e. an open telemark.
By Barry Gasson There have been more words spoken and written about the Waltz Natural Turn than any…
Touch has special qualities that can be very useful in teaching dance, namely, cutaneous sense and kinesthesis.
The aim of this study was to analyze the role and importance of touch, visual contact, and weight bearing/giving (TWV), within dance partnerships. The dance styles observed consisted of ballet, ballroom, Argentine Tango, contemporary and contact improvisation.
By Benoit Papineau Done correctly, leading and following could, like no other, elevate ballroom dancing to the level of an art form. Done correctly, leading and following could, like no other, bring an undeniable clarification of the equality of the genders.
By Ketevan Zazanashvili Recently I watched the documentary ‘Ballroom Dancer’ starring with Mr. Kriklyvyy and Ms. Melnikova. This film inspired me to write a few words about my opinion on the partnership in ballroom dancing nowadays. First thought that came to my mind was ‘team work’. We as ballroom dancers should not forget that as a couple we are a team.