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Turns – Closed Side Turn


The Closed Side Turn. Frequently a Lead will turn to the Open Side of the Embrace (lead left) in close or open embrace. However, they’ll almost never turn to the Closed Side of the embrace for 1 of 2 reasons. 1.) It’s unfamiliar, awkward, or strange. and/or 2.) There is seemingly no space. This video shows you how to turn the Closed Side of the Embrace!

This video shows Lead and Follower technique for the ‘how to‘ that you need to know to improve your dance in Close Embrace vocabulary dancing. It should be noted that while this video can teach you everything that you need to know, as well as showing you where the pitfalls of this movement are for both roles, you will still need to study with an instructor to get the kinesthetics aligned properly. This video should be used as reference while under the care and feeding of a qualified instructor.

Pre-Requisites: It is assumed that you understand walking systems and that you have a complete understanding of your foundation and your embrace.  If you are uncertain about your understanding of these things, the videos below will help you with that process. Please understand these videos are not here to sell you soap, but rather to further and deepen your clarity around these very important topics. Please purchase/review the following videos: