Under Arm Turn

In this lesson, you will learn a simple turn which comes from the waltz box. Dancers will separate from each other briefly before returning to the closed frame position. It's a beautiful and elegant turn, enjoy it!

Helpful tips

  • If you're having trouble with the under arm turn, double check that your body is facing the correct direction during each step. Be clear whether you and your partner are facing each other, perpendicular to each other, or side by side. Clarity and precision are important in the under arm turn. 
  • Although it might appear that the follower walks in a circle under the leader's arm, in fact they walk in a very clear square (or perhaps rectangular) pathway.

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