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Online Balboa Dance Lesson Video: Hesitation Theory

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Adding hesitations into your Balboa can make simple moves more dynamic with just a simple change, slow down. In this lesson we describe the basic theory behind doing hesitations with a focus how leaders and followers can stay connected and balanced during the movement. The breakdown also includes a few easy places to start trying hesitations.

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Genre: Balboa
Level: 3
Duration: 14:06
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