Ballroom Dance > steps you hate...and why

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by fascination, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    Yes it does :p or at least that's the way I feel when I dance it lol. Very rarely does it go right :confused:
  2. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    i know the feeling certain figures tortured me i still have the scars
  3. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    yep...with both previous pro and current pro I can tell you precisely which steps I would be happy to never again do...
  4. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Well-Known Member

    Uh it going left? ;)
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  5. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

  6. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    the hover corte continues to be on the top of the list...because I love the way it looks...on other people
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  7. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    Devlopes.... always feel off balanced... I can't seem to get a nice middle in waltz between super fast kick and too slow and not musical meh
  8. dncergrl

    dncergrl Active Member

    Samba whisks are my nemesis. I have asked if can have a samba routine comprised solely of voltas, but no can do. :( I am trying to make peace with my whisks by remembering there is a tiny volta in every whisk, not unlike a chocolate covered cherry.
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  9. Dr Dance

    Dr Dance Well-Known Member

    But I thought that beggars could not afford to be choosers. :p
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  10. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    for now it's crossover in rumba. I don't know if I'll keep dancing. If I keep dancing perhaps it will change again...Last year it was swivels in rumba but not anymore it isn't...fingers crossed, if the figure changes it means I haven't quit dancing- but that belongs to the want-to-quit thread...
  11. Dr Dance

    Dr Dance Well-Known Member

    Horse and cart in fox trot.
  12. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    Hover cross in foxtrot. And the fishtail in quickstep. Doing open but these syllabus steps give me so many issues (typical, right?)
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  13. Social Dancer

    Social Dancer New Member

    There are figures I can't do well but I can't say that I hate them until I figure out how to do them.
    (Many of my favorite figures took a while to learn.)

    The one figure that comes to mind is the American Rumba Open Break. This one figure has pretty
    much caused me to stay away from American Rumba all together.

  14. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Hmm, if you're talking about what I think you're talking about, you need to work on that if you want to dance American rumba... it's used in a lot of figures. What about it is giving you problems?
  15. bookish

    bookish Active Member

    Turkish towel in cha-cha. I don't dance it, but it looks kind of silly when pros demonstrate it on video so I'm not that interested in trying ;) Actually, on looking back at it again I can really see it fitting into the 1970s style of cheesy, bouncy cha-cha.
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  16. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    I don't like it because I can't see what's going on behind me, and I feel like I'm always fishing for my partner's hand. I'm afraid I'm going to hurt her arm.
  17. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    I just loooove turkish towel, because I got to tease my teacher about his accent! lol!
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  18. vit

    vit Active Member

    It's a nice figure to me. Similar figure is used also in cuban salsa/casino (with different entry and exit)
  19. Social Dancer

    Social Dancer New Member

    The Turkish Towel is a great social dance figure. I generally change the timing to make it, Rock back, recover, side while turning your body so that you can look deeply into the ladies eyes on your next back step. (Her forward step.)

    Once you get comfortable with it you can almost kiss each other during the rock step.
  20. Social Dancer

    Social Dancer New Member

    Yes, you have it right.

    My problem is probably because I never learned American Rumba. (Or International Rumba for that matter.)
    It just doesn't feel as good as the way it was done in the old time social rumba. (Which is closer to
    what you do in International, or what they do in Bolero. I now do mostly Bolero because for me, it is the
    most romantic of all dances.
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