Coach: Maria Hansen • 4 min.

Dancers: Cristian Radvan & Kristina Kudelko

Style: Ballroom, American Smooth  Topic: Technique, Partnering

ballroom dance videos


The Oversway and Throwaway Oversway are two iconic patterns that beautify any routine. There are two factors needed to clearly create either one of them:

  1. Sway 
  2. Rotation

In this ballroom video, Maria Hansen explains how to use these two movements to develop either the Oversway or Throwaway.

Dancers Cristian & Kristina demonstrate the difference between the two patterns beautifully and how head weight plays a factor in creating bolder 3 dimensional shapes.

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Ballroom Oversway & Throwaway Pin

Melissa Cyr

Melissa is a former National Canadian Professional Latin Finalist and U.S. Rising Star Latin Couple of the Year, and has been teaching ballroom for over 20 years. (She started very young 🙂

With her husband Erik, they are the founders of DanceSport Place and have a passion to help dancesport competitors reach their dancing goals.