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These are a series of short videos to help improve specific elements in your dancing. For TBC Tidbit release notification and other videos including competitions and performances, please subscribe to our YouTube channel!
Tips and exercises to improve upper body rotation for spins, turns and more!
Warm up Exercises for Hands & Wrists
Follow along with these exercises to stretch and warm up hands and wrists
Foot & Ankle Exercises
Exercises to improve strength and mobility as well as warming up feet and ankles for dance
Shoes keep coming untied while you're dancing? This video explains why that might be and how to fix it!
How to Rotate Around your Partner
Tips to make rotating around your partner more natural and fluid
Contra Body Movement (CBM)
Brief explanation of contra body movement
Quick introduction to add texture and interest by dancing musically
Rock Step Variations - Booty Pop
Spice up your East Coast Swing by varying up your rock step, this week - Booty Pop
Rock Step Variations - Kick Ball Change
Spice up your East Coast Swing by varying up your rock step, this week - Kick ball change
Rock Step Variations - Tap Ball Change
Spice up your East Coast Swing by varying up your rock step, this week - Tap ball change
Variations on Rueda in Mambo
Options to change up kicking and exiting the Rueda in the American style mambo
How to Body Roll
Step by step instructions on how to do a body roll
Smooth Warm Up
Short exercises to warm up for Smooth or practice technique
Rumba Warm Up
A rumba practice routine to implement technique, arm styling, body movement, etc
How to do spiral turns and tips to improve them
Tips to improve the rock step in the East Coast Swing
Chase Turns & 3 Chas
Options for styling chase turns and 3 chas in the American style cha cha
Tips to improve promenade position in Tango
Quick tips to improve spins and turns
A brief explanation of a walk around or spot turn
A brief explanation of a 3-Step Turn
Switching Dance Partners
Thoughts to consider about social dancing
How to Developpe
Balance tips and variations on developpes
Lift and Sink
You may have heard of rise and fall...but have you heard of their cousins lift and sink?
Strides in Smooth
Quick exercise to help you maximize your strides in Smooth
Use your standing leg for power and control in your dancing
Introductory Exercise for Arm Styling
Quick exercise to help control foot rise
Tips to improve underarm turns
pffT - Timing
PFFT stands for Posture, Frame, Footwork, Timing. This video focuses on timing in Rumba.
pfFt - Footwork
PFFT stands for Posture, Frame, Footwork, Timing. This video focuses on footwork in Smooth.
pFft - Frame
PFFT stands for Posture, Frame, Footwork, Timing. This video focuses on Frame, an essential part of connecting with your partner.
Pfft - Posture
Tips and tools to improve posture
Argentine Tango step to practice control, posture, balance, and contra-body movement
A simple practice routine to implement technique
How to elevate "the wiggle," ladies' styling and setting the mood
Cuban Motion Basics
First foundations of Cuban motion
An acronym to help improve the use of your moving foot
How to Dip
A short instructional guide on how to dip in partner dancing
Quick helpful instruction for the fundamental of weight transfer