You’ll notice in this step that during the ‘back rock’ component the teachers are not letting their heels touch the ground. This is important for two reasons
1. Their weight stays forward where it should be for rock ‘n roll
2. Whilst you are out social dancing on a crowded floor you are much less likely to step on someone behind you. Haven’t been out dancing Rock ‘n Roll yet? Have a look at this blog to see videos of how crowded the floor can get. This is at the weekly Avoca Rock ‘n Roll Sundays.
Notice as well that their step sizes are quite small with their steps being ‘underneath their bodies’ at all times. This will help Rock ‘n Roll dancers to keep up with the faster music that is common to this style of dance.
The Leader’s Steps
In this video we are referring to the leader’s steps when we describe the gentlemen’s steps.
For leaders ths basic step pattern will make up a majority of your Rock ‘n Roll dancing for the first few weeks so make sure you know it well. Practise it until you can do it without thinking. Why not try doing your Rock ‘n Roll basic…
-In front of the tv
-Doing the dishes
-Hanging out the washing
You need to be able to do one thing with your arms whilst your feet are doing another. This will then make leading all the spins in Rock ‘n Roll really easy for you.
You will then be ready for the next step… The Underarm Turn
The Follower’s Steps
In this video we are referring to the follower’s steps when we describe the lady’s steps.