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I want to learn to lead, but I think I need to focus on following first.

TangoForge encourages dancers to learn both leading and following. There are several reasons for this.

  1. It’s nice to have compassion for the challenges of the other role.
  2. If a teacher is working directly with you and wants to show you something, you need to be able to change roles to learn experientially.
  3. Some people may find themselves surprised to enjoy a different role than the one they expected to do.

At first I thought learning to follow would mean twice as much work. Then I realized that it makes learning to lead easier, because I understand the whole movement, not just half of it. Instead of being mystified by the outcome of my lead, I understand how it works.

Nick Young

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Do you want to be a better dancer

but don’t feel you are getting what you need from your teachers?

Or do you get contradictory advice from different partners?

I got tired of hearing men tell me to be “natural”, “don’t do anything”, and “you’re floppy”, followed by “you’re stiff” …  So I studied biomechanics until I could teach perfect connection quickly.

We now have video solo practice courses that you can do at home to improve your knowledge, confidence, balance, and grace.

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