Re: Beginners Frame Posted by dheun 12/10/2009 1:05:00 PM
Your biggest challenge will be understanding that you do need to adjust your frame a bit, depending on the long, tall, short, lean or stout partner you are dancing with at any given time. Otherwise, it really is mostly the lady who will have to adjust and understand what a good frame feels like when presented to her. As much as good frame is important, the other thing to watch for with different partners is how many of them understand how to create enough tension in the hold so that they are able to follow a good lead. When that tension is correct, you will feel as if you are steering a set of handlebars on a bike, as opposed to trying to keep sturdy while someone else is hanging on or even pulling down on your shoulders.