BALBOATIME    John's tips for Balboa leaders

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How to make followers want to dance with you again …

  
1. It’s probably best to remain fairly upright (as long as your weight is on the balls of your feet, not back on your heels) and leave it to the followers to adopt the slightly forward posture and make contact
 
2. Above is particularly advisable if there's a big height difference.  Leaning forward over a shorter follower can make her quite uncomfortable, or even cause backache
 
3. Your right arm should make close, but not too tight, contact fairly high on your follower’s back.  Pulling her in further down makes her bend like a banana !
 
4. Your left arm should be in a position that’s comfortable for you both when in close hold, and at your follower’s waist height when opened out
 
5. Relax, smile & have fun !
 
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