One of the things that I love about DWTS is the fact that it brings dance and specifically ballroom dance to a new audience. An easy way to start a unit is with the lindy swing, which is 2 steps and a ball change or back step. Once you teach the basics to your students- let them figure out the mirror image- first with no hands-just facing each other. Then try a simple hand to hand connection-palm up for the leader and hands down for the follower. Another great footnote is sanitation first- clean hands always!! You can try a variety of music styles not just big bands- let the kids try current music. Remember- the learner owns the learning!!
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