If you aren't able or prefer not to watch the video, here's a brief synopsis:
This is one example of our famous “15-minute crash course”, which we have demonstrated live at several events in front of SLDM trainees and graduates. We take a brand-new dancer and ask them to help with an experiment. We tell them nothing in advance, except that no one is judging their dancing, the observers are just observing us and the effect our instructions have.
- Myles starts timing.
- We run our volunteer through the recommended progression of questions and exercises that is prescribed in this course.
- Myles checks his watch around the 15 minute mark.
By the time the experiment is over, our volunteers are able to start on a downbeat, stay on time, stretch and compress properly, steer the follower’s frame properly, and continuously do Left Side Pass, Under Arm Turn, Sugar Push, Sugar Tuck, Left Side Tuck, and sometimes a rough version of a Whip.
Their connection and elasticity consistently feels surprisingly good, and they are able to stay on time and not get distracted by their partner's footwork. We invite one of the observers to come up and test them out, and after dancing with them, they agree they feel better than most people who have been dancing for 6 months to a year.
Afterward, each volunteer was able to successfully survive social dancing on their own, leaving their partners impressed. Because they experienced immediate success, the dance seemed accessible and fun, which motivated each volunteer to follow up with either private lessons, workshops, or group classes immediately after their 15-min crash course.
When you take this course, you will learn this proven method so you too will be able to hook and book students with a simple 15 minute lesson.