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We are excited to offer the Hip Lift Technique™, a new Online Video Training Series for American Style Rhythm!

The Hip Lift Technique is for Professional & Amateurs alike!

HLT – the Hip Lift Technique Training Series - delivers a detailed method designed to transform your American Rhythm dancing!

The Hip Lift Technique was developed by Sam Sodano over a six-year period starting in 2007. Sam tested his theories on Decho Kraev and Bree Watson, who became 3 Time U.S. Rhythm Champions using the Hip Lift Technique.

Unlike other American Rhythm videos, where a variety of differing approaches, personal opinions, or choreography are presented, our online HLT Training Series is a comprehensive technique that applies to all five Rhythm dances. This inter-related technique is designed to efficiently train dancers at all levels from top professional competitors to teachers and students.

Program Benefits

  1. Warm up drills designed to hone the components of the basics.
  2. A clear detailed breakdown of the HLT method and how it applies to the basics for each dance.
  3. A comprehensive demonstration that not only explains ‘what to do’ but what ‘not to do’ to effectively dance the HLT method.
  4. A full description of the use of the standing foot, and leg, the moving foot and leg and the every so important- ‘in between’ of each step.
  5. A clear demonstration of the “Three Delays”- the delays of the foot, knee, and hip - essential components of the Hip Lift Technique.
  6. A meticulous breakdown of the foot-driven, knee- driven and standing –hip- driven hip lift.
  7. A verbal and visual demonstration that distinguishes the difference between Latin and Rhythm in steps such as chasses, fwd. and back locks, and back checks.
  8. A demonstration of upper body positon and movement and how it correlates to the lower body.
  9. A demonstration danced to music by 3X time U.S. Champions, Decho Kraev and Bree Watson that visually summaries all the teaching points.
  10. A technique that is recognizable to the judges as American Rhythm.

The Hip Lift Technique has proven to dramatically change competitive results for students, teachers, and top competitors. Let the HLT method do the same for you!

 

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