Often people are so caught up in the technique of ballroom dancing that they forget that movement in dance is based on the same principles we use in everyday life.
A common issue in the Ballroom dances happens when the lead fails to rotate the upper body at the right time or in the proper way during figures with rotation. This is generally referred to as “Contra Body Movement” or CBM. But it’s actually pretty simple and something we do every time we get out of bed without even thinking about it.
George shows how Contra Body Movement is something we do every time we walk normally and how to apply this action in your dancing for more efficient leading and better technique. The focus is on Slow Foxtrot because that dance is the closest we get to walking actions, but it really applies throughout all the ballroom dances. Enjoy!