Peabody music?

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by wooh, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    in the video above, is the the way the frame should be for the dance? arms bent & hanging down, bouncing loosey-goosey... hurts to watch. but maybe that's correct???
  2. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    I think thats more of a personal style point . Dont remember having used that approach,-- come to think of it, with the distance between the partner, a fairly strong frame would have been needed to develop lead .

    Remember, this was a freestyle
    dance form, and surely would have been led and followed by different people, thus requiring firmer hold .-- the couple in the piece, pretty much new what was being led . Still really liked what they did .
  3. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    thanks, TT.
  4. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    The only problem with those type of q-- it reminds me of how long ago it was !!
  5. anp73ga31

    anp73ga31 Active Member

    I LOVE the Bonny and Clyde song!(at regular speed for quickstep of course)
  6. Kelior

    Kelior New Member

    Peabody Music

    This is an interesting song to dance the Peabody to:
    Happy Feet by The Manhattan Rythm Kings from The Aviator (Music from the Motion Picture)
  7. waltzgirl

    waltzgirl New Member

    I think that couple are mostly swing dancers, so that might account for the looser frame.
  8. White Chacha

    White Chacha Active Member

    Oooh, yeah. Good pick :)
  9. suburbaknght

    suburbaknght Well-Known Member

    Bumping this thread. After four years does anyone have any more Peabody song suggestions? I've got a few but even most of them are only around 50 MPM (regulation Peabody is 60).

    The Girl With the Crimson Hair - Imperial Swing Orchestra
    Got My Own Thing Now - Squirrel Nut Zippers
    Enter Sandman - Richard Cheese (cover)
    Don't Bring Lulu - The Andrews Sisters
    Let's Misbehave - The Boilermaker Jazz Band (cover)
    Ghost of Stephen Foster - Squirrel Nut Zippers
    Simple Songs - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    When I Change Your Mind - Cherry Poppin Daddies
    Hell but Swell - Zoe Lewis

    Please share any suggestions you have - I could use them.
  10. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Cosmopolitan Girl, Janis Ian
    Don't Forget to Say No, Hoagy Carmichael

    I've been using these a lot recently. I have some others, PM me if you like
  11. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

    Bump -- any fun finds for peabody from the past five years? Or any other suggestions for good peabodies?
  12. CarolinaSmooth

    CarolinaSmooth New Member

    I always enjoyed dancing Peabody to songs like East Bound and Down by Jerry Reed. It is the theme song for Smokey and the Bandit - a ballad for bootleggers.

    A few years ago, someone posted a list of one-word descriptors for each of the 19 dances. For Peabody, I'd suggest 'rollicking'.
  13. Dr Dance

    Dr Dance Well-Known Member

    "Peabody" (music) is a lot like quickstep (music)... only it's faster! Here is a CLASSIC peabody:

  14. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Why do you hear that as classic Peabody?
  15. Dr Dance

    Dr Dance Well-Known Member

    Mainly because of the "musical pace." It seems to match peabody. The "classic" refers to classic rock.
  16. billman

    billman Active Member

  17. Partner Dancer

    Partner Dancer Active Member

    Is this Peabody? Certainly Lindy Hop. Perhaps Quickstep?

    I Wanna Be Like You, Christopher Walken, 2016, from Jungle Book

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