Routines vs lead and follow in closed syllabus

Mr 4 styles

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So when we decided to suck less at Standard, we got routines, and we complete them... ok, we try to compete them. Half the time we forget them and end up doing little chunks of them.
ditto that!!!!!

routines and lead/follow are not mutually exclusive.
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


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IMO, routines and lead/follow are not mutually exclusive. If you're not doing lead/follow in your routines, you're not doing them right.
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.
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.


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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.

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