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 91 
 on: May 20, 2015, 08:39:34 PM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by sandralw
I know of a couple where she is taller and I find that sometimes she looks distorted as she tries to put her head in a funny way not to be taller than him. Also another couple she had too much lowering in her legs compared to her partner, must be very difficult.

It takes some work on both sides, but I have seen partnerships on both sides of the spectrum that have made it very successful go of it... All the way to a world class level.

 92 
 on: May 20, 2015, 08:13:48 PM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by QPO
I know of a couple where she is taller and I find that sometimes she looks distorted as she tries to put her head in a funny way not to be taller than him. Also another couple she had too much lowering in her legs compared to her partner, must be very difficult.

 93 
 on: May 20, 2015, 10:37:23 AM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by sandralw
Thanks. John Lyons took it.

 94 
 on: May 20, 2015, 07:33:06 AM 
Started by ZPomeroy - Last post by elisedance
It also depends upon how educated your judges are.  The more educated they are the less flash necessary. The less educated the more flash and sizzle wil catch their eye thinking you are doing spectacular dancing, even if you're not.  The best thing to do IMO is dance what suits you best, to the best of your ability and let the judges form their own opinion.
Thats so accurate.  And its true in everything, the less deep the knowledge, the more sensitive to superficiality they are.

And yes also on the approach.  The only way to approach any art is to treat it as if the audience (which is all the judges really are) is none of your business.  Do your thing as best you can to your standards and let the chips fall where they may.

 95 
 on: May 20, 2015, 07:29:44 AM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by elisedance
My husband is 6' 3" and I am 5'7" so we are quite well suited Cheesy

Aren't you the lucky lady!  As you an see, for me... not the case. (finally got the photo up) But we worked very hard at getting it to work for us.  Smiley
thats a beautiful picture Smiley

 96 
 on: May 19, 2015, 11:49:59 PM 
Started by ZPomeroy - Last post by sandralw
interesting when I watch the old dancing, it is smooth but the hold is much different, lady way more in front. I would like to know what they think of the dancing today. I am finding t=with the right side to right side the ladies arm is becoming so straight that it distorts the right shoulder :-/

You could ask Richard Gleeve or Peter Eggelton next time you cross paths.

 97 
 on: May 19, 2015, 11:13:51 AM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by sandralw
I always envied those partnerships where the couple could even reasonably match centers.  It is so much easier when that is the case.  This happened only once when I was coaching in London and he was my size.  The Foxtrot was so extraordinary that I almost came apart.  I'd never felt anything like it before.  He was astonished at my reaction. 

 98 
 on: May 19, 2015, 03:11:49 AM 
Started by ZPomeroy - Last post by QPO
interesting when I watch the old dancing, it is smooth but the hold is much different, lady way more in front. I would like to know what they think of the dancing today. I am finding t=with the right side to right side the ladies arm is becoming so straight that it distorts the right shoulder :-/

 99 
 on: May 19, 2015, 03:09:33 AM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by QPO
My husband is 6' 3" and I am 5'7" so we are quite well suited Cheesy

Aren't you the lucky lady!  As you an see, for me... not the case. (finally got the photo up) But we worked very hard at getting it to work for us.  Smiley

one of our best friends she was a ballet dancer and not that tall and he is just 1" shorter that my husband. they seem to do really well. her core is to strong. they do a really good job.

 100 
 on: May 18, 2015, 08:55:14 PM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by sandralw
We used to call it "Caressing" the floor in the swing dances.  The creation of swing-turn-sway never loosing true contact with the floor allowed the faint brushing or caressing while traveling from foot to foot over the surface of the floor.
I like that but perhaps I think the contact is a bit more earthy than a caress, its almost as if you momentarily sink into the floor!

Maybe caressing isn't quite the right term for it, though that's how I feel with my free foot moving across the floor... A light caress or brushing very lightly so as to not loose contact with the flor and have to look for it under my foot whe. I want to actually transfer the weight onto it.

As to the foot remaining in contact with the floor while still having my weight on it, I feel that I am working through the floor and almost pushing it away from me or pulling it in towards me.  I used to also feel this way when I skated.  Maybe that's why it feels like this to me.

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