Everyone can learn to dance the basic ballroom steps and enjoy their skills and socialize with the best but to exceed to competition level dancing it will take regular training of the mind and body to understand dance movement and to develop control of the body in each particular dance style.


We explore How the Body Dances and Dance Movement and Techniques.

Credit to BBC Entertainment for their article How the Body Dances. This is a good article and we will provide other resource studies on body technique.


Dance Techniques of Spinning and Spottingthe simple technique is to bring the hands into the body while spinning like a balanced top. The feet must keep moving in direction.


Dance Technique of Spottingspotting is a technique used to avoid becoming dizzy and perfects the turn. The technique is to look at a distance fixed object, always turning the head before the body so the head looks down the shoulder sight line longer while the body is moving until the head must turn quickly, so in effect the eyes are rotating half way in the circle compared to the lower body each time and it helps keep your balance.

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Natural Ability and Talent—some people possess unique mental and physical

attributes which make them more athletic and flexible than the average person, and they become the dance stars that we enjoy watching. With proper training a person can learn techniques to improve their agility and style to compete with those with higher natural

ability. The earlier a person starts in life on working on these skills the better they will be in adult life. Confidence and proper practice plays a role in how the body remembers and performs routines. In ballroom dance, as well as Olympic ice skating competitions, there are other factors besides natural talent that can make a difference in performance.

Developing a well choreographed routine that matches the personality of the dancer along with the right music can be a winning combination. Another factor is partner chemistry, a confident smile, dazzling clothes, healthy physique and a smile.


Body Flexibility -stretching will help agility and prevent industry


Mental Sensory Ability -any new dancer will tell you that remembering what you just learned is difficult and the mind must be trained to remember. That is why instructors provide a refresher and repeat routines to establish muscle and mental memory.

Some of us learn by muscle memory and some learn by mentally visualization of what the dance will look like using the dance step pattern names from the syllabus. Knowing the names of each step aids in memory.


Proprioception (Pro-prio-ception) - Definition. 1.) The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself.

2.) The ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts.

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