Log In



   Stay logged in?

Forgot Password?

User Status




Recover Password

Username or Email:

Change Image
Enter the code in the photo at left:

Before We Continue...

Are you absolutely sure you want
to delete this message?

Premium Membership

Upgrade to
Premium Membership!

Renew Your
Premium Membership!


Premium Membership includes the following benefits:

Don't let your Premium Membership expire, or you'll miss out on:

  • Exclusive access to over 1,400 video demonstrations of patterns in the full bronze, silver and gold levels.
  • Access to all previous variations of the week, including full video instruction of man's and lady's parts.
  • Over twice as many videos as basic membership.
  • A completely ad-free experience!


Sponsored Ad

+ View Older Messages

Re: Syncopations
Posted by O.K.
12/4/2012  4:06:00 PM
Several years ago you had a German Dance Teacher who wrote that when teaching the Quickstep he never used the word Quick. Using the word quick sends a message to the brain to snatch that step. He wrote that a Quarter Turn should be given the words S. SS. S and the Progressive Chasse S. SS. S and the Lock Step S. SS. S
Which I have used ever since with great success.
Re: Syncopations
Posted by robbin
12/1/2012  9:32:00 AM
try my music
Re: Syncopations
Posted by Dave
12/26/2012  1:47:00 PM
I have found another solution to my problem, my Wife. We have to remember that we have to allow each other time to pass, when we do this we will not both be moving fast at the same time,hence we will be sharing the work load and then the sincopations will not feel rushed.
Re: Syncopations
Posted by O.Z.
12/26/2012  5:13:00 PM
I believe the main problem with syncopated steps is the method of teaching. I would when teaching a class , lets say the Cha Cha. I would dance with every person there both man and lady on the basic steps to give them the correct feel for the 4 and 1. To show and leave two beginners to hack there way through is not in the interests of good dancing.
Copyright  ©  1997-2018 BallroomDancers.com