“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you'd ever believe at first glance.”
Being able to bend with circumstances is very important.
Leads- When leading a turn, never lead with the arms! The lead is with the body. The lead is on a specific beat (e.g., Enchufla is on the 1); meaning you can relax after leading that turn. Your partner's shoulders will thank you for it later.
Maybe the follower you're dancing with can't do certain movements, whether it be due to injury, unfamiliarity with the movement, etc. Learn to swing with it and you'll make the dance more enjoyable for the both of you.
Follows- remember that after being led through a turn, you can then relax your arms while you execute the turn that your Lead has asked of you. This does a few things:
Looking at flexibility at yet another angle, this article gives us tips on how to make our stretching more effective.
The philosophy behind good social dancing, leading, following, and topics that discuss more than just Salsa Cubana.