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• Weight Changes - Shifting Weight vs. Changing Weight (aka - Catching Yourself From Falling).  If a dancer brings their feet together, which is often done in tango, the dancer must first bring one foot next to the standing foot, and then shift weight. This is dancing, and different from changing weight, which is similar to walking, where a person moves from foot to foot, ‘hopping’ in some since.  Changing weight implies leaning forward until a person is off balance, and then putting out the other leg to catch oneself from falling. This is not dancing. See Dance Embrace, Dance Body Rise, Dance Feet Positions, Dance Positions, and Weight Changes.