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.