To be a leader in any form of social dancing is a great joy. The possibility to organize the dance, suggesting the directions, movements, and musicality is a privilege and a powerful responsibility that is able to create the conditions for an engaging dance experience. At the same time, these same responsibilities can bring some anxiety, especially in the beginning of the leader's journey.
"Too many things to think about!”
"Okay, I’ve done all the moves that I know. What do I do next?"
"I think the follower is bored. How can I make my dance more interesting?"
Most leaders end up thinking one of these questions during their journey as a result of this feeling that they need to do something interesting at all times.
But then what are the things that make a good leader? What are the elements that allow leaders to create an experience of mutual and consensual joy, engagement and fun?
In this brand course with Gui Prada, he’s going to share some of his knowledge around being a mindful leader who’s able to adapt, engage and create an amazing experience on the dancefloor with almost any follower.
This course took place over the course of 8 weeks. There will be 6 hour long classes and 2 shorter pre-recorded ones with follow-along and assignments. Classes are a mix of talking, experiencing with exercises, moments to follow along, and sharing with each other.
Each week will focus on a new topic. Through these classes, you’ll get an assortment of different tools to help leaders develop their dance foundations and mindset and be better set up for success.
This is strictly a solo class.
This course is designed for leaders.
The content designed for this course goes beyond technique. It touches on points that can make a difference in the way leaders see their role in social dance. Gui planned a material that is going to offer valuable insights and tools that he uses. Tools that have proven themselves time and time again to be effective in creating a mutually fun, engaging, joyful experience.
If you are concerned that the fact that you might not have a partner to lead things will make your experience less impactful, worry not. We’ve got you covered. The course material was developed in a way that doesn't require a partner.
We will work on leading, without leading.
The only thing we ask for this class is knowledge of timing and the basic fundamentals, especially the Basics in place, side, and linear.
The more you know and have experience with the dance, the more examples you’ll be able to draw on to apply the concepts you learn.
The Leader's Mindset
Footwork and groundedness
Use of vocabulary
Posture and balance
Musicality and playfulness