Today we did one exercise to improve the following of the ladies. We have for this exercise one mantra. The ladies will think the hole time “First my arm, then I go”. The guys are leading the lady through the class. They can turn the lady. They can stop the leading and turn alone (in this case the ladies stays, no leading no move). It’s not about dancing zouk, it’s about helping the lady to understand what means to follow the leading.
At the beginning of dancing zouk is very difficult to follow. The ladies are thinking at the beginning about the intention of the guy and it’s normal. But on this way you will try to anticipate what’s coming and you cannot follow. It’s better to concentrate on your body, so your mind stays in the present and can answer better the leading of the guy.