by Joseph Baker
The most important elements for good leading and following are dance frame, connection and timing. When these elements are present, leading and following are easy. When they are absent, partner dancing becomes impossible.
Here we have seen the common mistake among beginners is letting the arms fall and letting frame collapse. Turns are difficult to lead if the follower has a noodle arm. Tone must be maintained in the arms and all connection points must stay intact. Leading turns is easy if framework is maintained.