Lesson 13 | Handshake Holds

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...
Lesson 14 | Backstop

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 as your movement’s inertia is never...
Lesson 15 | Cuddle

Lesson 15 | Cuddle

Lesson 15 | Cuddle Roll your partner in, hip to hip, find their eyes, and you are 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...
Lesson 16 | Sweetheart

Lesson 16 | Sweetheart

Lesson 16 | Sweetheart Handshake your partner and then roll them in for a sweetheart cuddle. Start by building your natural partnership movement and with a single or double handshake hold, swing your partner into your elbow pocket.  From there you can move and groove,...
Lesson 17 | Hammerlock

Lesson 17 | Hammerlock

Lesson 17 | Hammerlock The hammerlock is just as it sounds, your arm twisted behind your back, straight out of a wrestling scene.  Though when we hammerlock in dance we hammerlock with love love love. Hammerlock is a vulnerable position, so more important than ever we...
Lesson 18 | See-You-Later

Lesson 18 | See-You-Later

Lesson 18 | See-You-Later You put your partner in a nice cuddle or sweetheart position, and whoosh!  See. Them. Later. First, get started with movement and lead your partner into a cuddle or sweetheart position, then tilt and dip them right under your arms. As a lead,...