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Re: quickstep after the natural spin turn
Posted by phil
12/7/2016  10:39:00 AM
Hi Aispark
Never be afraid to ask your teacher to clarify something you don't understand. Asking questions is an important part of learning. Of course, don't ask the question in an aggressive or challenging way. A simple "would you please go through that again?, i don't quite understand...." or similar. Don't try "i went to teacher X and he told me something different". Even if this is true! Good teachers actually enjoy questions because it gives them the opportunity to assess the pupil's abilities or understanding, and thus provide better learning for them.
Cannot access video tutorials for waltz
Posted by zmohamed
12/5/2016  6:00:00 AM
Re: IDTA Pre associate songs
Posted by terence2
12/5/2016  1:18:00 AM

It depends . When I examined,it sometimes took me 2/3 minutes, to get a clear picture of subject matter. But, I do need at least 2mins .

By the way, being your first exam, don't worry. "We" know it takes time to warm up, so relax and enjoy the dance(s) .


Re: Latin Motion
Posted by terence2
12/4/2016  1:55:00 AM

First.. Are you asking about CM in American , or Intern. style ?... ; both have different approaches, and, Salsa again, has some conflict as to how it is developed.

IDTA Pre associate songs
Posted by Chimerka
12/3/2016  2:24:00 PM
Hi, I will go for Pre associate exam from latin dancing. I am now looking for songs, but I do wonder, do you have to dance WHOLE song or they will stop you in the middle? Some songs have 4 minutes, some 1min 30sec and if I would know I will have to dance whole song, I would choose shorter songs, but if they will stop me then I will choose songs I like even if it is long one. Thank you
Re: Latin Motion
Posted by wesleysnow
12/2/2016  2:16:00 PM
Hi.
I'm not really a member of Ballroom... Just a concerned individual. I used to teach for Arthur Murray's International and know how hard latin motion can be to most of us. About five percent of the population can simply "do it" while the rest of us (I include myself in this) must struggle through mastering the skill.
I call it a skill because I have always felt it should be taught separately from the dance (although I use rumba to teach it). It is a skill set all its own.
However, I do believe it is a door that must be passed before dance comes to life.
Mostly, I suppose, this is just encouragement to not surrender. Remember, slow is better. If you can't do it slowly, you can't do it fast. Start in rumba and master it there first.
My good wishes to you.
Re: looking for a committed partnership and dedica
Posted by Lani
12/1/2016  1:35:00 PM
Where are you located?
Latin Motion
Posted by deborahvilano
12/1/2016  9:45:00 AM
Hi Ballroomdancers.com

I love your website and have been a subscriber for almost 2 years! I was hoping for a few videos on how to do:

LATIN motion- in the cha, cha, rhumba and salsa.

I have been shown by a few instructors and I still don't get it. Perhaps you have some suggestions that may help. I am stumped.

By the way- your link to "contact us" brings me to an error message.

Re: International Waltz - running weave step for l
Posted by aispark
11/30/2016  2:51:00 AM
Thank you for your explanation, main reason to do HT for the second step was to stay low so I started to understand now...
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Re: WHAT IS A FEATHERED STANCE?
Posted by CHRIS
11/28/2016  5:59:00 PM
Thank you.
Re: WHAT IS A FEATHERED STANCE?
Posted by socialdancer
11/28/2016  1:48:00 PM
Try googling again, looking for the lyrics.
You'll find some variations but I think you'll find most will refer to "a better stance" which makes much more sense.
Re: International Waltz - running weave step for l
Posted by socialdancer
11/28/2016  1:30:00 PM
HT-T-T-TH is correct so it should feel comfortable, particularly if counted 1&23 and the man uses strong rotation.
An abitrary change of footwork on one step in isolation will give you problems.

However, if your teacher is aiming at changing the dynamics of the figure then this may cause the lady's footwork to change but only as a result of other changes. Counting the figure 12&3 may be enough change but my guess would be that your teacher is looking for more travel over the floor.

If the man is taking longer steps with less rise then this must be matched by the lady and it becomes awkward for her to take the second step on a T so HT is more appropriate. Note that the first step should also change to H (remembering that the foot will roll to the toe anyway) This will delay/lower the rise and prevent an ugly drop from T to H.

Lady's footwork would then be H-HT-T-TH
looking for a committed partnership and dedicated
Posted by JoeDavis
11/27/2016  11:15:00 PM
Im looking for a dedicated and committed dance partner for next years competitions and showcases. looking for someone with experience. 2 to 3 years minimum to start and if you have more that's fine too. I have been dancing for 6 years and i am also a certified instructor. i am very dedicated and practice a lot. looking for the same.
WHAT IS A FEATHERED STANCE?
Posted by CHRIS
11/27/2016  5:41:00 PM
Well, I can't take it anymore. Thirty years is long enough to wonder. What is the 'feathered stance' as spoken of in MR. BOJANGLES? I've always tried to get a mental image to that story. Google didn't help me.

Thanks,

Chris
Re: Blackpool ProAm Competition
Posted by nloftofan1
11/23/2016  8:10:00 AM
Also, some International figures have migrated into American style dancing.
Re: Blackpool ProAm Competition
Posted by terence2
11/23/2016  6:28:00 AM

I think it's long overdue that, the American styles need to get the exposure they so deserve.

Intern. "style" used to have legitimate claims to be " International " ; HOWEVER...there are now numerous countries, teaching the American style, and, having taught both for many years, I would lay claim that, the Amer. style Bronze social is light years ahead of the Intern style syl.
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