Transition to Spinning Lift

In this lesson, you will learn how to end the choreography of Waltz 1 and continue into the spinning lift. This transition is key in creating a smooth, well connected dance. 

Helpful tips

  • Leaders should keep a loose grip so that the followers hand might rotate within theirs. Leaders should also keep their left hand just over the follower's head. Raising it too high can cause contact between the leader's elbow and the follower's head, ouch!
  • Followers should try looking at the leader the entire time they are turning. This will help maintain posture and balance in the rotations. 
  • Listen carefully for the music to guide you into this transition. It will sound like a twinkling piano as the follower is turning. 

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