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Re: IDTA Syllabus
Posted by nloftofan1
2/11/2013  8:42:00 AM
Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot is a Fellow (Gold) Foxtrot figure in Guy Howard's book. (On the page titled "Figures Common to More Than One Dance," Howard shows it for Waltz and Quickstep also.) But it is in the USISTD Silver Foxtrot Syllabus, in a figure called "Fallaway Reverse Turn Slip Pivot Curved Three." Is it easier for Americans to do, or is it just a matter of someone's difference of opinion?

On the other hand, I have not seen Three Fallaways (a natural follow-on to Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot) described in any syllabus. An instructor taught it to us in (what Americans would call International) Tango, and you can find it described on the Internet for other dances, such as Foxtrot (and it also works well in Waltz). My partner and I like this figure--in fact, she insists on doing it whenever possible. If someone can point me to a syllabus that lists this figure I would appreciate it.
Re: IDTA Syllabus
Posted by Telemark
2/12/2013  12:54:00 AM
Three Fallaways are charted in full in Hearn's 'A Technique of Advanced Standard Ballroom Figures', 2004.
Re: IDTA Syllabus
Posted by balldancer
9/26/2014  3:39:00 PM
The standard of the IDTA examinations is appalling as can be clearly proven by watching the standard of most dancers who take any, lierally any, of the examinations. It ssems that the only criteria is that those taking the exams can actually walk, but not necessarily very well. The standard of the examinations is a disgrace. It has to be seen to be believed and is highly insulting to those worthy of taking the examinations. Again, to judge for yourself, observe the standard of the dancing skills of those who have taken the exams. Usually it's a disaster.
Re: IDTA Syllabus
Posted by Fallaway Whisk
10/22/2014  10:03:00 AM
I completely agree with balldancer!

I too was the prowd owner of lots of medals up to above Gold Star III and thought I could dance reasonably well. I got the shock of my life when comparing myself to low level competitors!

The other issue is it is not just students, but also qualified teachers.

In many cases, the teachers cannot move!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dZT28edCOU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA4c8WGboko&list=UU1xZx_mzT2vGiHd1jp0my8w
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