How To Slow Dance – Social Dancing 101

How To Slow Dance – Social Dancing 101



so the next move we're gonna jump into is something a little different what do you do if you're at a club or a party or a wedding and a slow song comes on how do you dance to that we want to show you guys how to dance for any occasion so we're gonna jump into a slow dance step that's going to be very basic that you can use in any situation whether it be a wedding a club or a party so you're gonna start with your feet together and it's me just like a basic step touch so let's just learn a basic step touch we step out to touch in out in out in out a couple more times step touch step touch step touch step touch good now the difference between this move and a basic step touch is with a step touch you take a dip with your body this move we want to stay level the entire time so almost like you're gliding across the floor alright let's try to glide with our step touch side to side take it nice and slow six seven eight and step touch step touch step touch really soft step touch step touch step touch a couple more times and step touch step touch and five six seven eight good so now when you do this move with a partner and you're in a partner proves it position it gives you the opportunity to control her and lead her wherever you want to go in the room which would really make you feel like you're sweeping her off her feet alright so we're going to show you guys how to do that right now I want you to face your partner and go into a basic partnering position let's do it a little less formal version and bring our hands down just like this now it's very important you guys make a decision where you want to lead your girl so remember what I said before you want to push and pull with this hand and also push and pull with the hand that's at the top of her shoulder so let's say we're doing a basic step touch to a slow song nice and slowly we'll go towards the TV first and then back six seven eight and step touch step touch step touch step touch you have this basic glide step going step touch step touch step touch we'll pause for one second right here now say I want to leave my partner somewhere say I want to turn her going this way very easy way to do that all you need to do is time it so that you turn her after you touch to one side so to break that down for you guys let's say we step touch towards the TV we'll pause right here let's say I want to turn her this way what I'm going to do is I'm going to push with this hand and pull with this hand as we step out on the other foot so I'm going to a step touch step touch step touch step touch step touch step touch and right there we made a full circle okay and again you don't have to have the formal partnering position let's do it from a partnering position it's a little less formal six seven eight we'll step touch step touch step touch step touch again bring it around step touch step touch so this is a movement that you can use in a lot of different ways you can turn any direction you want but the most important thing is that you time it correctly so for instance if I want to turn this way I need to wait until I can touch on that side and I can turn out from that step so let's say we want to turn the other way I'll show you how to do that as well coming from that same step touch going towards the TV we're gonna step touch step and pause now from here this is where I'm gonna start my turn I'm gonna pull her hand towards me and turn her this way as I step touch step touch step touch step bring it around and step touch step touch step touch and stop so again very versatile move that you can use it in any situation it doesn't have to be a slow song it could be one of the situations where you guys are out dancing in a club and you just get so caught up in the moment together that you just decide to dance slow and really slow things down and have a moment alright so really take it and use it no matter what you want to do alright now it's very important to Bryon's girls make sure the guy needs you that's true there is nothing worse than getting on the dance floor and having a tug-of-war and like a pulling action going on because you're gonna be stepping on him he's gonna be stepping on you so you have to make sure that you give him there right away right so if that's happened to you guys before it probably looks something like this the guys trying to lead and the girls try and lead at the same time looks something like this it just turns into an awkward tug-of-war that never works right now the great thing about this move this gliding step touch is that we didn't have to rehearse this for Nicole to know where to go it's because I'm leading her all right so we're just letting him leave me exactly alright so let's try that same step touch one more time and I'll show you guys how it looks when I really lead her wherever I want to okay remember it's all about timing you have to wait until you touch to then make a move alright so we'll start that step touch towards the TV we go one two three four five six seven maybe I'll pull her this way I'm just gonna pull her wherever I want so there's a lot of room to kind of do whatever you want with this move as long as you time it right good awesome guys so take that and practice it a little bit have fun with it and remember it's a movie you can use that whether it's to a slow song or a fast song it doesn't matter so say you're in a situation where you're out with your date and you're at a club and you're having so much fun that you guys just start dancing slow and a fast songs on totally cool you get lost in the moment and just have fun with it