Dance Frame and Topline

The Frame - Big Topline

A big topline increases the amount of space you appear to occupy as a couple and makes it easier for the couple to balance and turn. 

Lady's frame

Man's frame

General Posture


Maintaining consistent posture, frame and connection throughout the dance is very important.

Starting a Dance - Getting Into Hold

Getting Into Dance Hold

(This is is just one way of starting the dance. Different coaches may have different preference.)

When starting a standard dance - make this a ritual: (could be less dramatic for social occasions)

Five points of contact