by Joyce Szili
(Washington, DC area)
It`s hard not to look at your feet when you’re dancing, but it’s hard to navigate the floor when you do. Always try to keep your head up. This will encourage good dance posture which will strengthen your lead and follow skills and improve overall execution of moves especially moves that incorporate fancy hand moves and changes. If you are busy watching your feet, you stand a greater chance of missing important hand connections.
Leaders and followers: you will improve your turns immensely if you keep your head up. This will also allow you to have more control on where you end up in relation to your partner. Keeping your head up will also give the appearance of confidence and strength in your dancing.