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The General Rules of Leading and Following in Ballroom Dancing

The General Rules of Leading and Following in Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom dancing is based on certain basic concepts of leading and following. Without these, both dancers might feel lost on the dance floor and end up looking clumsy. Before getting into ‘how to lead and follow,' let’s look at some important ballroom dancing basics.

•    Maintain a good upper body posture. You need to keep your shoulders relaxed and your spine upright.
•    Remember to dance on the balls of your feet. You will have to constantly shift your weight from one foot to the other while dancing.
•    Ensure that your right arm is firm and does move in isolation or independently of your body.