by Joseph Baker
Dancing in correct time to the music is essential. Several vendors sell music CD’s that explain and demonstrate how to count the step timing in correct time to the music. It’s best to play ballroom music often enough in your home or in your car so that correct timing becomes second nature. An interesting point is that, in dancing, we are split weight and moving onto a step at the corresponding beat of the music. Another key point is that the follower’s movement is a response to the leader’s lead and must never precede the lead. In other words, the leading action will slightly precede the follower’s response action. A mistake is for the follower to step before the lead.