Repost – Falling for the Illusion

I am WAY behind in reading other ballroom dancers’ blogs, but I finally made it to this one and felt compelled to share it. This dancer makes the great point that what you see is not always what you do, and sometimes that can even lead to “dangerous” dancing when an inexperienced lead tries to replicate the illusion instead of the actual trick behind an advanced dance move.

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Dance is an illusion. That back-breaking dip isn’t so back-breaking as it is knee-bending and core-crunching. That light and lithe follow being lifted over her lead’s head is really a compact case of pure muscle. I once told a pro friend of mine how jealous I was that all her steps were always so clean […]

Continue reading -> Falling for the Illusion — A Step In Quarter Time

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3 thoughts on “Repost – Falling for the Illusion

    • TheGirlWithTheTreeTattoo says:

      The danger comes more when the lead and follow aren’t communicating. I’ve had my shoulder wrenched more than once by guys who tried to force me into a turn instead of giving me the proper cue that he was going to lead a turn. Thanks for commenting!

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