About this course

The words ‘stretch’ and ‘frame’ are often used by dance teachers, but what do they really mean? This course starts with explanations of what frame and stretch are, and how they are useful in our dancing. It then develops on to look at how we can use stretch to add dynamics to our dancing, using a number of drills and exercises to help you put these ideas into practice. Both leaders and followers will work on using stretch and frame in both arms, and practice maintaining these essential skills throughout a variety of moves and turns. These techniques will underpin many of the other classes and courses.