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-->>  (01/16/2009 wh)

Dance Frame and Posture.

A good dance frame along with good posture will improve the looks of any dancer. How good is your posture and frame? If you are brave, set up a video camera and tape yourself dancing. If you haven't done this before it may be an eye opener. Most of us imagine ourselves as better looking dancers than what we see on video but  fortunately our fellow dancers are usually less critical. A few tips to improve our frame and posture are listed below:
1. - Keep your shoulders relaxed.
2. - For the most part keep your elbows lower.
3. - Keep you head further back, more over your spine rather than your chest.
4. - Keep you and your partner's combined frame balanced. When in closed dance frame your combined frame should look balanced from right side to left.
5. - For the most part keep your feet under your body when moving across the floor.
6. - Smaller clean, controlled steps are better than large awkward ones.
7. - Learn to use your body position and movements to reflect the character of each dance. Think of acting out the dance as well as dancing with your feet.
8. - When leading, try to accomplish the lead with as little visible effort as possible.
9. - When following, avoid thinking about what each lead means. Learn to just react.
10. - Pay attention to how your total image reflects in your dance appearance. You may be a good dancer and have perfect timing but if you have bad posture or dress sloppy that is enough to ruin how you look on the dance floor.
11. - Don't hang on your partner. Your frame is yours alone. No death grips also.
12. - Smile, this shouldn't be painful so don't look the part.
13. - Guys, keep you right hand where it belongs on the lady's back. And don't spread those fingers apart.
14. - Everyone worries about getting stepped on. They need to worry more about elbows and thumbs. They cause more pain than feet ever did.

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