As Phil Adams explains couple pivots in closed dance position, the lady provides the momentum for her forward movement. In pivots or V. Waltz turns, the person going forward provides the POWER for the partnership - most of the top-ranked coaches that I've had describe this as, "The person going forward drives the couple." And both members of the couple have to provide power when in promenade. When you and your partner are providing equal and complementary and appropriate amounts of "drive" in the V. Waltz half-turns, the result is absolutely magical... Note that the lady does not "lead" when she is going forward.
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