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Shortcuts through the Mechanics

The body has three major points to be aware of:

1) Elbows

2) Hips

3) Center

Elbows, Hips and Center

The elbows and hips should always be in alignment with each other regardless of what position you are in.

If you move up or down, the knees give, not the elbows.

If a man has to sway to move a lady, elbows and hips will move in parallel alignment.


Sonny is a real inspiration in dance and in life.  He has a holistic approach to dance and I always feel so much better after spending an hour of dance time with him.  I have learned so much from him- I love how he focuses on technique and I always have so much fun with his creative choreography.  I appreciate that he challenges me to continually stretch myself and improve my dancing and my life. - Laura H.