Technique

Learning a pattern or a step is just the beginning. To be a good dancer you must learn sound basic techniques. Technique tapes will teach you proper foot work, dance positions, connections between partners, body shaping, hip actions, arm styling and many other elements that make you feel and look better when dancing the steps.

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Flexibility Techniques to Improve the Body's Range of Motion Vol. 1
Flexibility Techniques to Improve the Body's Range of Motion Vol. 1 by Heather Smith assisted by Dariusz Micholski
 
Approximately 38 min.

1) Posture and Basic Body Alignment
2) Rotation
3) Understanding Diagonals
4) Weight Connections
5) Releasing Joints from Forward to Backward Movement
6) Swing & Sway
7) Putting It All Together

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Flexibility Techniques to Improve the Body's Range of Motion Vol. 2
Flexibility Techniques to Improve the Body's Range of Motion Vol. 2 by Heather Smith assisted by Dariusz Micholski
 
Approximately 46 min.

1) Posture and Basic Body Alignment
2) Principles of Weight Transfer
3) Forward and Backward Walks
4) Separating Your Head from Your Shoulders
5) Understanding Rise and Fall
6) Promenade Position
7) Hula Hoop Exercises
8) Individual Flexibility & Balance (With and Without Hold)

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Int'l Cha Cha Technique & Practical Application Volume 1
Int'l Cha Cha Technique & Practical Application Volume 1
Approximately 76 minutes by Shirley Ballas
 
1) Demonstration of the 9 Cha Cha Chassés
2) RLR Chassé, LRL Chassé
3) RLR Lock, LRL Lock
4) Back Lock
5) Slip Chassé
6) Hip Twist Chassé
7) Rhondé Chassé
8) Compact Chassé
9) Summary of Chassés
10) Practice Routine Solo
11)  Practice Routine with Partner
 
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Int'l Jive Technique & Practical Application Volume 1
Int'l Jive Technique & Practical Application Volume 1
Approximately 43 minutes by Shirley Ballas
 
1) Posture
2) Actions-Overview
3) Actions-Details
4) Practice Exercises for Actions
5) Simple Spin
6) Kick Group Variation
7) Pat-A-Cake Variation
8) Practice Routine 1
9) Practice Routine 2
 
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Int'l Paso Doble Technique & Practical Application Volume 1
Int'l Paso Doble Technique & Practical Application Volume 1
Approximately 76 minutes by Shirley Ballas
 
1) Posture
2) Hold
3) Dance Positions
4) Forward Walks & Backward Walks
5) Appel & Slip Appel
6) Elevation
7) Contra Body Movement Position
8) Pivot
9) La Passe
10) Separation
11) Twist Turns
12) Practice Routine 1
 
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Int'l Rumba Technique & Practical Application Volume 1
Int'l Rumba Technique & Practical Application Volume 1
Approximately 45 minutes by Shirley Ballas
 
1) Tips From Shirley
2) 7 Rumba Walks
3) Practice Routine Solo
4) Practice Routine with a Partner
 
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Int'l Samba Technique & Practical Application Volume 1
Int'l Samba Technique & Practical Application Volume 1
Approximately 76 minutes by Shirley Ballas
 
1) Introduction to Timings
2) Samba 8 Different Timings
3) Cruzados Walk
4)  Stationary Samba Walk
5) Traveling Voltas
6) Promenade & Counter Promenade Runs
7) Back Rock
8) Corta Jaca
9) Samba Lock
10) Plait
11) Summary of Samba
12) Practice Routine 1
13) Practice Routine 2
 
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Latin Body Motion for Salsa Plus Spins
Latin Body Motion for Salsa Plus Spins by Jami Josephson and Billy Fajardo
Approximately 57 minutes

1. Two Ways of Body Action
2. Lower Body Action
3. Upper Body Action
4. Using Upper & Lower Body Actions Together
5. Side Steps, Forward Steps & Back Steps
6. Merengue Exercises
7. Applying Latin Motion to the Basics
Introduction to Turns
8. Balance Exercises
9. Spotting Exercises
10. Basic Right & Left Turns
11. Side Rock Axle Turns
12. Hook Turns
13. Pivot Turns
14. Double, Triple and Quad Turns
15. Traveling Turns
16. Stationary Multiple Spins

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Latin Technique & Muscular Excercises
Latin Technique & Muscular Excercises DVD
Approximately 80 minutes by Shirley Ballas
 
Rumba:
1)Forward Walks
2) Backward Walks
3) Cucaracha - Using a figure 8
4) Rumba Exercise
 
Cha Cha:
5) Forward Walks and Lock
6) Backward Walks and Lock
7) Settling
8) Compact Chasse'
9) Cha Cha Exercise
 
Samba:
10) Basic Bounce & Hip Action
11) Whisks
12) Voltas
13) Bota Fogos
14) Cruzados Walks and locks
15) Samba exercises
 
Paso Doble:
16) Posture
17) Oval shape
18) Walks
19) Wrist Movements
20) Paso Doble Exercises
 
Jive:
21) Chasse' to the Right and Left
22) Slip Step
23) Flick Chassre
24) Kick Exercises
25) Jive Exercises
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Turns and Spins in Style
Turns & Spins In Style DVD
Approximately 50 minutes by Shirley Ballas
 
Introduction:
1) Key Points on Turning, Posture, Arm Positions, Foot Placement, Head Spotting and Turns
2) More on Spot Turning, Turning to the Right and Left
3) Spot Turn Left and Right
4) Spiral Turns to Left and Right
5) Three Step Spin to Right or Left on Straight or Bent Leg
6) Cucuracha to a Three Step Spin
7) Continuous Spins in Forward Direction on Straight Leg and Flex leg
8) Advanced Turning with Different Timing, 4 Step Turn, 5 Step Turn
9) Hand Rock Turn, 3 step spin to right or left on straight or bent leg
10) Ending
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Beginning Ballroom Building Blocks
Beginning Ballroom Building Blocks by
Jim and Jenell Maranto
Approximately 73 minutes
 
In this series of DVDs, Jim & Jenell will take you through all of the elements, from Beginner through Advanced, that will help you build the skills you need to become a better dancer.

1) How to Stand Individually
2) How to Stand with a Partner
3) How to Move
4) Swinging on a Line
5) How to Pass Your Partner
6) Other Positions
7) Lead & Follow
8) Timing & Musicality
9) Making the Look Complete
10) A Few Words About Tango

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Intermediate Ballroom Building Blocks
Intermediate Ballroom Building Blocks by Jim and Jenell Maranto
Approximately 97 minutes

In this series of DVDs, Jim & Jenell will take you through all of the elements, from Beginner through Advanced, that will help you build the skills you need to become a better dancer.

1) How to Stand Individually
2) How to Stand with a Partner
3) How to Move
4) How to Swing and Turn
5) A Few Common Mistakes
6) Timing & Musicality
7) A Few Words About Tango

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Advanced Ballroom Building Blocks
Advanced Ballroom Building Blocks by Jim and Jenell Maranto
Approximately 84 minutes

In this series of DVDs, Jim & Jenell will take you through all of the elements, from Beginner through Advanced, that will help you build the skills you need to become a better dancer.

1) Standing, Bowing & Shaping
2) Movement
3) Open Work
4) Picture Lines
5) A Bit About Viennese Waltz

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Amecian Style Mambo Technique
American Style Mambo Tecnique DVD by Felipe Telona Jr. and Carolina Orlovsky-Telona
 
Approximately 57 minutes

1. Posture
2. Body Mechanics
3. Partnering
4. Timing and Musicality
5. Individuality and Style

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American Style Rhythm Technique
American Style Rhythm Technique DVD by Ron Montez
Approximately 41 minutes

1. Body Isolations
A. Shoulders
B. Rib Cage
C. Hips

2. Arm Styling
A. Basic
B. Small Circle
C. Big Circle
D. Frame Circle
E. Arm Circle with Walk

3. Partnering
A. Push-Catch
B. Cross-Over
C. Leading and Following Turns & Swivels
D. Press-Catch

4. Latin Body Action
A. Tap and Crease
B. Figure 8
C. Side, Close, Side
D. Turn, Close, Side
E. Rocks
F. Side Breaks

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