Lesson 13 | Handshake Holds

Lesson 13 | Handshake Holds

A hold is synonymous with how you connect with your partner.  Generally, we do the same sided connection when we dance. The handshake holds are the introduction to cross-handed connection, presenting all-new, and entertaining, opportunities to play with.   Exercise 1...
Lesson 14 | Backstop

Lesson 14 | Backstop

When you spin your partner, instead of naturally letting them finish their spin, you catch them in the back to slow them down.  This is called a backstop but technically it’s more of a back catch because your movement’s inertia is never really stopped,...
Lesson 15 | Cuddle

Lesson 15 | Cuddle

Roll your partner in, hip to hip, find their eyes, and you are a cuddling. Start by building your natural partnership movement, then roll your partner into your arms in the cuddle promenade position.  From there you can groovy on down or rewind them back out to facing...