When Do You Pedal During Spins?

When Do You Pedal During Spins?

Question: When you do multiple spins during social dancing, you don’t seem to pedal at all on the 2 and 4. Why is that? Answer: When I started dancing I used to pedal to keep the rhythm and give myself the push I needed to do another spin. Once you develop control...
How Do You Generate Power For Spins?

How Do You Generate Power For Spins?

Question: When you do 10 spins, how do you power yourself? How much is from the leader and how much comes from yourself? How many times do you have to pedal for 10 spins? Answer: The power for multiple spins comes from your preparation.  I’m not talking...
“Shoulder Punching” During Spins – Right or Wrong?

“Shoulder Punching” During Spins – Right or Wrong?

Question: I tried the technique of shoulder punching; – would you recommend this for multiple spins? I seem to punch myself out of balance with this. It’s about powering oneself through punching the left arm across when one does a right spin. And the harder you...
What Is The Difference Between Solo and Partnered Spins?

What Is The Difference Between Solo and Partnered Spins?

Question: How are solo spins technically different than partnered spins? How do I practice solo spins? Answer: When spinning with a partner, the obvious difference is the hand-to-hand connection. The hand connection can be used by the follower to assist with the...
What Is The Role Of A Lead & Follow With Spins?

What Is The Role Of A Lead & Follow With Spins?

Question: This is regarding leads for spins.  Most of the time in workshops, teachers do not talk to the leaders about proper technique in spinning the women. I am forever wondering is it the follow or the lead? It’s 50/50 but am I, the follow, supposed to...

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