Ballroom Dance > Official Ballroom Song ID Thread

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Larinda McRaven, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Well-Known Member

    Somewhere in Time (John Barry)
     
  2. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Talk about trying to make a square peg fit a round hole. That piece of music is not a waltz.
     
  3. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    Is that a joke?
     
  4. Mengu

    Mengu Well-Known Member

    I think the music is 4/4, so, humorous analogy but no joke.
     
  5. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    it is not a waltz...more like an intl FT in the spirit of waltz, which is why I should actually make note of it...might be one of the only ones I've ever heard and liked
     
  6. ballroomdancertoo

    ballroomdancertoo Well-Known Member

    so the consensous is not waltz? but arent the figures they use waltz figures? Im confused. Musically it's 4/4 not 123? Request elaboration. thanks in advance
     
  7. UKDancer

    UKDancer Well-Known Member

    I liked that very much. Foxtrot with a waltz feel.
     
  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    it's 4/4... as to figures, not going to go back and watch it again just this minute (maybe later) ...it was a showcase so they may have taken license with some figures, but it looked predominantly like intl FT figures from what I recall
     
  9. govnu

    govnu Member

    For showcase, great dancers have sophistication to break the music limitation

    At least Luca & Loraine can make Foxtrot fit both Rumba and ChaChaCha, whether they are joking, ask them.

    Link for dancing Foxtrot with Rumba music
    youtube com watch?v=r2BEabWFZBE

    Link for dancing Foxtrot with ChaChaCha music
    youtube com watch?v=jiVu6XyF2Mc

    It is an international standard Waltz performance with Foxtrot music.

    If Judge Judy orders me to give the evidence, I will.:)
     
  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    right...that is the beauty of showcases by pros
     
  11. White Chacha

    White Chacha Active Member

  12. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    I've seen a video where Arunas/Katusha and Sergey/Melia switched partners. Arunas/Melia danced foxtrot and Sergey/Katusha danced rumba to rumba music.
     
  13. ballroomdancertoo

    ballroomdancertoo Well-Known Member

    thanks for the explanation and the videos. I guess I was thinking quite a gap between doing a waltz to a foxtrot timing. but I guess anythings possible - anyone seen a paso to a rumba time? ;)
     
  14. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    no...but my rumba frequently looks like a paso :)
     
  15. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    I was wondering why you even thought it was a waltz, until I read the title on the YT page. It is mislabeled.

    eta: I found several versions of this showcase on YT. All were labeled waltz. I don't get it. 3/4 is 3/4; 4/4 is 4/4. One time signature is waltz; one is not. Does dancing waltz figures in 4/4 time make it a waltz? I think not. IIRC, from my limited knowledge of Standard, there is a lot of crossover of figures from waltz to foxtrot. Just b/c there is not a single 3-step to feather to heel turn doesn't make it a waltz, imho; it makes it a less conventional foxtrot.
     
  16. madmaximus

    madmaximus Well-Known Member

    Probably because the initial figures were waltz-ish...

    I've always liked Sylvia Pitton's movement (I really should get out more and look at YT, but who has time?) and this one's no exception.

    When I hear people say that Ballroom is very rigid, this is what I think they should see.

    I think this is a fine example of using movement to celebrate the music.
    The thoughtful selection of the figures (obviously for deeper expression of the music) were spot on.

    As for fitting 3/4 into 4/4, that's easy--one simply changes the timing around the figures in use (there were some SQQ, SQQ&, and I thought I even saw a SS&---on the NatTurns and Chasses).

    It's nice to see a good couple like this take artistic license (and use figures from a variety of styles---like WF&Q, thought I even saw a modified Cha at the ending).


    Fun! Thanks for posting.





    m
     
  17. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Well-Known Member

    I don't understand. :confused: There weren't any arguments about Anastasia and Victor's performance not being a waltz; and that was over a year ago.

    I think A & V do a wonderful job of showing the character of waltz, even in 4/4. :)
     
  18. ballroomdancertoo

    ballroomdancertoo Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that nice video. I dont know, seems like these "mismatch" dances are more enjoyable since it shows more of the character of the music...is that musicallity?...
     
  19. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    Please Help Identify Samba Music (Bryan & Karen DVD)

    I came across this video series on Youtube by Bryan Watson and Karen Hardy on the samba. You can find one of them (the music starts playing immediately) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfl2u7DBkPM. Does anyone know the title of the music or the artiste?
     
  20. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    I can't believe no one knows it.
     

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