Who determines the embrace?
  • Either partner may state their style preferences - open or close.  You may do this verbally or by taking the frame you prefer.
  • Ultimately, the follower makes the decision on an open or close embrace.
  • It is rude to apply physical or verbal pressure to make someone dance in close embrace. For example, the lead should never pull the follower into a close embrace. If the follower wants to dance in the close embrace, the follower will step up to the lead and assume the proper frame.