Re: Beginners Frame Posted by olderpartner 1/28/2012 11:24:00 AM
I understand your concern. Maintaining your frame requires considerable effort and practice. Unless you are an instructor I recommend you do not attempt to "correct" your partner's frame. If you are, as you say, new to dance you may not yet be able to evaluate the reasons why your own frame breaks or even when.
The best you can do is apply what you learn to develop your frame, lead, foot position, alignment, body position and the host of other elements. Then regardless of your partner for each dance, accept what you get and smile.
There was a time when my instructor said she could tell who my most recent partner had been by the way my frame changed. Keep practicing.