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Take the lead (or follow?)

Posted on over 9 years ago
Take the lead (or follow?)

One of my favorite things to see when I'm out social dancing or watching a performance is a woman who can lead or a guy who can follow. I think there's a bit of pride, maybe a bit of machismo (sorry guys) and a bit of apprehension (sorry girls) when it comes to changing the traditional lead and follow roles and I think that's really a shame. For one thing, learning to follow if you're a lead or vice versa is so helpful improving your skills. You get insights into the job of your usual partners that you just can't get any other way. For another, I love to see salsa that's off the beaten path - whether it's from fusion with another dance (Swing Guys, anyone?), themed performances, or doing a little lead/follow switcheroo....