7 Things Your Dance Partner Will Thank You For

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Technical skill is great when it comes to partnered dancing—but there’s a lot more to sharing moves than just rhythm and flair. According to Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call), there are also seven basic requirements to working with someone else body to body that you absolutely cannot forget about!

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Erika Shannon
Erika Shannon is a choreographer, teacher, and movement coach, working with dancers of all levels, singers, models, and fitness enthusiasts to help them move their bodies with confidence and connect to movement so it makes sense. Her signature online dance program, Don’t Dodge the Dance Call, has been featured in several theatrical publications, including Backstage!