Ballroom Dance > 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 Active 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 Well-Known Member

    Is this Peabody? Certainly Lindy Hop. Perhaps Quickstep?

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

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