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How to Dip a Woman While Dancing

Dipping a woman is a great way to impress your peers on the dance floor. These steps will show you how to do it with style.


  • Step 1: Get your partner Ask someone to dance and head out to the dance floor.
  • Step 2: Signal your partner Signal your partner that you are going to dip her by placing your hand on her upper back and gently lowering her backward.
  • TIP: If your partner resists by keeping upright, don’t force it.
  • Step 3: Check the area Check the area before you completely lower your partner to make sure it is safe.
  • Step 4: Maintain balance Keep your legs apart at hip width. Bring one leg forward and bend it to maintain balance as you lower your partner further back.
  • Step 5: Hold the dip Maintain your position as you support her in the dip.
  • TIP: Resist the urge to bend forward so that you are leaning over her. You both may fall.
  • Step 6: Bring her up Bring her back up gently and don’t forget to thank her for the dance.
  • FACT: Ballroom dances like the tango, Lindy Hop, and salsa all use some form of a dip.

You Will Need

  • Partner
  • Dance floor
  • Music
  • Balance

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