Saturday, October 13, 2007

Closed Frame- Getting close with your partner

Frame is the relationship of positions that you dance in with your partner. There are many stylistic variations on frame, but generally there are two frames: open and closed. In closed frame dancers hold each other closely while dancing, whereas in open frame dancers merely hold each others hands allow for an open space to form between them.

This video demonstrates how to dance in closed frame. This frame is used in all ballroom dances but is most recognized in dances such as waltz, foxtrot, rumba and tango where many of the moves originate from closed frame.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

West Coast Example

In this clip Canadian champions Ben Morris and Tessa Cunninghamin dance a super smooth West Coast Swing.