Every Friday for thirty weeks, I will write about a topic from the list of the
“30 Week Lindy Hop Challenge“.
We reached the seventh week and the topic is
Week #7: Something you really want to learn
Of course, there are many things I want to learn – I really want to learn – but I guess I have to confine myself to one topic.
Learn To Be A Good Follow
Yes, this is something I really wanna be good at, both in Balboa and Lindy Hop.
I'm already following from time to time but not very well.
Why do you want to learn to be a good follow? Aren't there enough follows?
Well, I understand this question. Most of the times, there are too many follows at dances and I can imagine that it's frustrating when there are two guys dancing with each other.
But, I believe it helps me to become a better dancer (see 33 Tips & Actions How To Become A Better Swing Dancer):
- I learn to move my body in a different way than I'm used too
- I appreciate more the follows and their skills as such
I must add though that you can be a great dancer without knowing the opposite role.
It's not new that guys are dancing with each other. When you watch the first clip with Al Minns & Leon James, then you can suppose that guys already danced in the 1930s and before with each other.
Al Minns & Leon James (couple dancing starts at 2:34)
Adam Lee & Voon Wai
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