Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by fascination, Mar 16, 2007.
Can't blame you at all for that... bolero is a great dance.
I like turkish towel in open position with no arms attached, but think it looks really dumb when the partners are holding hands
Agreed...not sure why the handholding one doesn't show up til the gold syllabus in latin.
Natural Top.. especially in cha
Tipsies in quickstep
Waterfalls in Am Waltz.. can never get the hand switching right
You read my mind. Both of those steps give me fits. We took the fishtail out of QS, but I'm still wrangling with the hover cross.
for me hover cross dramatically improved as soon as I decided to only focus on two things after the heel turn; keeping my hips square to the man, and keeping my head left instead of turning it to the right.....it is no longer a "stop and nag"
I love this figure but half the time I miss the heel turn which turns the hover cross to disaster.
I dance it with head left the whole time too... helps immensely, as does a streeeetch to the left as I cross.
I'm curious - what issue do you have with tipsies?
i would love to actually know what's wrong.. i am never really on time during them, i always lose it in the exit and it throws off the rest of the routine.. ahhhhh nightmare!
Cuddle in ECS -it's so cutesy and a little too sugar-sweet for my tastes
stop and go in ECS or jive with that awful nose-bop! - Again, far too cutesy for my dance attitude. It's fine without the nose-bop and some attitude but I bite things that come too close to my face...
Don't think I've ever seen a nose bop one... do you literally bop someone's nose? I'd be down for that. I love boppin noses My partner would likely be a bit surprised, though.
If I ever get a Latin partner I may just have to do this when said hypothetical partner is annoying me.
Yup, you literally bop them on the nose. My partners (and team) understand I view this as a form of punishment
Cha-cha basics in place ... I hates them. Sure, sure. It completely makes sense to excise my slip chasses from my cha-cha before Nationals. Just because I've never been invigilated for them in the past is no guarantee I won't be invigilated for them in the future, and it would really stink to eat a DQ at Nationals. But ... I really despise basics in place. It's just an ugly, miserable little step. (That I'll be a better dancer for working on.)
Promenade runs with the clave timing...why, coach/choreographer, why??!?
Learned a terrible step in swing last night- a sort of weird quick grapevine around your partner than some weird swivels to follow. The instructor showed them with her legs, all, ahem, open on top. I asked her how to do the technique so that the thighs could stay close. Her answer was that they were supposed to be all open up there, because it comes from street swing. Excuse me, but I'm dancing ballroom swing, not street swing, and would like to keep those bits closed in a short skirt
Fishtail. I can dance it, and it looks ok, but I just can't find the flow; it always feels awkward and stuck. The happy news - it's not in my new routine
Fishtail took me ages to get to a point where I don't feel ridiculous doing it. Now it is one of my favorites- hang in there!
Yeah, me too.
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