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Re: Cha Cha - Rumba
Posted by Voco
1/18/2013  12:46:00 AM
RE: Yes there is a big difference ( O.Z.).

In my humble opinion, in the walk the difference is only that that the dancer has more time in R, therefore more expressive upper-body and hip-action, also in the speed of transferring body weight. Especially on the two-beat slow of R. I dont see any difference in the foot-speed. However, caution must be taken not to confuse the walk with the half-beat step in CC, as I noted in my prior post. That is a totally different motion non-existent in R.

This is a very interesting topic. Teachers and advanced dancers lets hear your opinions, please.
Re: Cha Cha - Rumba
Posted by Voco
1/20/2013  12:00:00 AM
RE: . There can be a big misunderstanding here. To be technically correct on a Forward Walk in the Rumba the heel should be on the floor on the beat which means the inside edge of toe must be fractionally ahead of the beat. This also applies to the Samba. Heel on the floor on the beat otherwise you will be chasing the music I agree. No misunderstanding. I think I was saying that in a different way. I think most people do it more or less correctly on the Forward R Walk, but there is a diversion on the Back-Walk.

With regard to There is no closing of the distance between a couple dancing the International Style Rumba, I am not sure if I agree. For example on the one hand connection a forward Basic on the 2 the Lady stretches away and she closes on the 4. Similarly with the Fan.

RE: Its good to hear some sensible questions being asked.
Yes, a good discussion is very helpful, and so is hearing other dancers opinions and experiences.
Re: Cha Cha - Rumba
Posted by Voco
1/22/2013  2:23:00 AM
Hi OK,

Now I understand what you meant. I think it is not instinctive, that is why they dont do it. Lead and follow is tricky even for advanced dancers.

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