Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Yoyos - Kevin and Jo
Here's a great exercise for both leads and follows. Turn up the volume to hear the instruction as the recording is fairly quiet.
Pay particular attention to his rock steps and the way he leads the direction of this move first with his body and then uses slight changes in the connection allowing for a wind up in her rotation. Also pay attention to how connected she stays with his arm and how she commits to the direction changes.
I also noticed how she holds his arm firmly. This is something Kelly Adams first pointed out to me. I find that with some follows, especially smaller, lighter follows, this can help add a certain solidness to their connection. Of course this is not a necessity and I'm sure some people would argue against it, but it's also not "against the rules" so try it and see if it works for you.