Who leads ballroom dance?

By yeuca

Generally speaking, most people think a man leads a woman in any kind of ballroom dance. It is a myth! In Standard and American Smooth Dance, a lady has to lead a man to take over the momentum man creates. After receiving the speed and power, a lady maintains them until she passes them to her partner. That will help man continue to carry the speed and power throughout the course of the dance.

Then when can a lady lead a man? The best time is when a lady dance forward and men dancing backward. Weave and Natural Spin Turn are the good ballroom dance steps you want to apply with this technique. I will cover this technique during Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Dance lessons.

If you are a bride-to-be planning your First Dance and your groom-to-be is not good at dancing, it is great news that you can lead your man! I will write about this in “First Dance Newsletter” someday.

However, a man has 100% control in leading a lady in Latin ballroom dance. A Man and a woman will lose all the speed and power right at the moment she starts leading the Latin dance. So Ladies, it is a good idea just to focus on creating the beauty when you dance Latin. Ladies, are you feeling your partner’s lead? If not, Gentlemen, you need to ask yourself if you are giving your partner clear directions and/or if you are feeling the pleasant tension in your leading arm. Ladies also have to give him time and chance to feel his lead. Do not assume what is coming next, but wait until the very last moment where you both can create great momentum by using lady’ weight shift.

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