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

Keeping the structure of the frame:


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