Routines vs lead and follow in closed syllabus

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by debmc, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    ditto that!!!!!



    true you will never survive the competition floor in smooth or standard without being able to go in and out of choreo with good lead/follow
  2. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    True, although I don't want to give myself an opportunity for lazy leading. Having said that, I do have some show routines that are done completely choreographed... but those are more like theatrical productions, where it doesn't come out right if you don't stick to the script.
  3. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Moderator

    During practice, I prefer to use basic routines or sequences. Like dbk said, I'm still using lead/follow.

    Outside practice, I prefer not to use routines. It gives me freedom to interpret the music.
  4. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    I was watching alot of the closed syllabus dancing at USDC and Ohio and I noticed that many couples had routines. I can see the pros and cons of both, but I thought I was observing a trend towards routines in closed syllabus.
  5. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    well the invigilating is a good bit more enforced there

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