Knowing how to make good dance turns is absolutely essential for anyone looking to find more willing dance partners – ask almost any woman what they like most when dancing, and they’ll say: “spinning!” After all, who doesn’t love an exhilarating travel turn, or a back spot turn locked in your partners embrace?

Most dancers practice by whipping their body around repeatedly without thought to the process, finally rejoicing when they nail it after the 100th time. Sound familiar? The problem is, this doesn’t teach consistency – you just got lucky, and reinforced some bad habits in the process. So, how can you raise your game?
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So, when was the last time you hit the dance floor and danced flawlessly, with no confusion from either side on what was going to happen next. Been awhile, hasn’t it? For most of us, whether we are guiding the action, or responding to it, odds are our dance connection could use a little tweaking.

And if you feel like your partner ‘just doesn’t get you’ no matter what you do, it helps to remember that dance connection is a two-way street. You may be the best in the world at connecting with your partner, and it won’t be enough – he or she needs to connect back. But the least we can do is make sure we can hold up our end of the deal.
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