Introduction to Lead and Follow in Israeli Partner Dancing
• Workshop Overview
The task of the woman is now two-fold.
She must follow the man's lead at all times - including his mistakes!
She must carry her own weight and in this way learn the art of balance.
~ The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
This program teaches Israeli
which is how you can have an enjoyable, social experience dancing with a partner.
What Is Wrong
In Israeli partner dancing, we have a problem.
Some of the time, people are not enjoying themselves.
You can see this by how often people sit down when either
they or their partner does not know a dance.
Even when both people know the dance,
often the experience can be better.
There is pushing and pulling going on.
There is correction during social dance time.
There is too much wrestling and too little harmony.
These problems have been addressed by other dance communities.
The Ballroom, Swing and Latin dance worlds have attempted to fix these problems,
by teaching people how to dance with a partner.
We too, in the Israeli dance community, can solve
our partner dance problems by teaching people partner dancing skills.
No Dancer Left Behind
Most people go Israeli dancing to spend an enjoyable
evening socializing and getting some exercise.
Everyone should be able to dance every partner dance,
whether they or their partner know the steps or not.
As long as there is one leader in the room who knows the dance,
everyone else should be able to follow, and have fun doing it.
That is the goal of this program.
How to Dance with a Partner
You will learn Israeli
which is a simple method for doing every Israeli partner dance.
These principles also apply to every social dance.
You will learn how to communicate with your partner
on the dance floor.
You will learn the specific signals that tell you
exactly where to go and where to be.
When you learn Israeli
you will grow your confidence and popularity and
will always be a pleasure to dance with.
As an extra benefit,
you will be able to apply the same principles to other
styles of dance like Cha Cha, Foxtrot,
Merengue, Samba, Salsa, Tango, Waltz and many other dances.
• Workshop Overview