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Leading & Following

In partner dancing each dancer in the couple has different roles.


Leaders initiate the steps and generally decide what comes next. They direct traffic and create on the fly.


Followers respond and follow through on the leaders initiative. Their energy and momentum power the dance. 

Back in the 30's & 40's it would typically be men leading and women following, although not always. For our classes, anyone can choose whichever role they like, we just ask that they stick with it for the whole course so that they learn how to do it well.

It's important for us to have accurate numbers to keep a good balance of leaders and followers so please select one or the other when you sign up.

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