In this video we talk about the best way to hold hands with your partner.
The two hand holds we discuss are:
2. Hook hold
The main things to remember are:
1. Avoid using your thumbs
2. Keep your hands relaxed
3. Only a light tension in your finger tips
Starting today, we are pleased to present our first ever video blog! We're calling it "Hartford Ballroom's Tips & Techniques", or "HBTT" for short.
The videos we will post will be helpful advice on technique, etiquette, and good dance habits.
I know some of you have been asking for video tutorials, but unfortunately we're not going to do that here. As many of you know, we don't allow people to take videos in our group classes, mainly because they can so easily be copied and re-distributed without our permission.
We do, however, feel comfortable with publicly sharing some helpful advice to enhance your dance experience.
Check our website and Facebook page regularly to see new videos, which will be posted once or twice a month. On this site, you can find them on this blog page, or on the page labeled "HBTT Video Blog". Each video will be part of a series ("Technical Tips", "Pet Peeves", etc.) to make them easier to find later.
Hey Dancers! Happy September!
Kids are now going back to school, vacations are over, and it's time for workshops to come back to Hartford Ballroom! Yay!
Our Salsa weekend workshops are returning on Saturday, September 9th and 16th! If you want more information, click here!
Also, on September 9th we have a Shim Sham workshop! Shim Sham is an extremely popular swing line dance that you really need to take a class to learn. Click here for more details!
For all our dance events, we're right on schedule! The only issue this month is that HCD's Friday Swing Dance isn't happening on the first Friday this month, which comes into conflict with Nate's Milonga Mariposa. Not to worry though, you can still attend both! Spend some time with Eight To The Bar at the Swing Dance first, then head on over to Milonga Mariposa at around 10 p.m. or so. It'll be a long night of dancing, but it'll also be loads of fun! Check out the event dates in our Upcoming Events Section.
For dance classes, Cha Cha is joining the rotation as we say good-bye to West Coast Swing. Here's the line-up:
Level 1: Salsa and Cha Cha
Level 2: Cha Cha
Level 3: Slow Waltz
Level 4: Bolero
Level 5: Argentine Tango
For the class schedule, click here. For last month's step list, go to our Lesson Recaps Page and click on August.
It's going to be a busy and entertaining month! We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!
-Lisa Spiro, Hartford Ballroom dance teacher
Beginner: Slow Waltz