All Twisted Up

Did you know that “The Pretzel” may refer to two completely opposite variations? Maybe you’ve had one of these experiences:

  • Starting to lead this move only to have your partner give you resistance and a puzzled look.
  • Following this move and thinking “That doesn’t feel quite right.”

I have discovered instructional videos all over the internet that have the lead turning first, and while others show the follow turning first. They’re as opposite as “push” and “pull.”

Before you get into a fist-fight over which one is correct, check out my guide on The Pretzel which will help clear up the confusion. Hint: One way is called The Reverse Pretzel. And they both look good when done right. There are also other variations on this move you can easily learn when you mastered the steps in general.

You’re welcome, internet! Now keep on dancing!

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