From David Outevsky, The role of touch as a teaching and learning
Connection is essential to all partner dancing and is the primary means to communicate synchronized dance movement between the lead and follow.
Recently I watched the documentary ‘Ballroom Dancer’ starring with Mr. Kriklyvyy and Ms. Melnikova. This film inspired me to write a few words about my opinion on the partnership in ballroom dancing nowadays. First thought that came to my mind was ‘team work’. We as ballroom dancers should not forget that as a couple we are a team.
Never forget that ballroom dancing was for many people on the floor, not the few, and anti-clockwise and parallel to the walls was the important and mandatory direction! It possibly seems strange to us now, but, for example, the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool employed marshalls who would ensure just that!