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The American Smooth
Welcome to TM Smooth and The American Smooth Guide. After many years of coaching and competing we have realized that not all education comes from private lessons or seminars. In fact, when working with students we have found a huge disconnect between the information they learn on lessons and their ability to compete and perform on the ballroom circuit.
In order to bridge this gap for dancers, we decided to create the American Smooth Guide and make the information and educational principles available on this site.
ABOUT OUR GUIDE
When studied progressively, the Guide will help you organize and understand skills that must be attained in a certain order and it will give you a concrete tool to measure the progress of your dance journey. Because this guide is progressive and evolving, we will continue to expand each chapter, go into further detail and add more in depth information.
So if you you are ready for education, progressive learning and organized intake of information, then you are ready to dive into the American Smooth Guide….let’s begin, let’s educate and let’s improve
Spine Placement and Partner Relation
Understanding of the position of the spine in relation to the self and to one’s partner is the foundation for becoming a great dancer. This chapter describes the role and importance of the spine in movement and explains how the position of the spine directly affects weight connection as well as timing between partners. Consequently this topic is the first on the list as it will have a great impact on the rest of your dancing.
Our happy clients
Max and Tatiana brought all of us passion, excitement and challenged convention in their time as American Smooth competitors. However, the principles and methods on which they based their sublime performances were rooted in comprehensive knowledge of all the aspects involved in making a successful ballroom dancer. They have compiled a manual with exercises that takes dancers through the multiple layers of progression in an organised manner. I feel certain that this will be a great source of information for generations to come.
Charlotte "Charlie" Jorgensen"
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