Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Glossary - Standard Ballroom Hold

The lady’s right hand is in the man’s left, his right hand on her shoulder blade, her left hand is positioned just under the tricep muscle (just below the shoulder on the man’s arm) with the hand resting lightly in a V (separating thumb from fingers).

The stance (or “frame”) should be well held and the distance between the pair should be less than in the Latin dances and, when comfortable, should even progress to “body contact” – when the space between the ribs and hip bone on the right side of the lady are touching the same space on the man’s right side.

In Ballroom hold, the lady is slightly offset to the man’s right… always staying to the right of his tie – should he be wearing one!

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