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albanaich
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« on: January 27, 2010, 12:45:39 AM »

Actually found an example of a competion International Latin couple dancing to the music. This is really good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xj7CISgs3g
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 12:49:16 AM »

Actually found an example of a competion International Latin couple dancing to the music. This is really good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xj7CISgs3g
eugene & maria are a joy to watch... have seen them live a number of times, and they always blow me away.
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albanaich
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 12:57:32 AM »

Let's not go too far, I'm impressed that they are doing a reasonable job of following the music - its still looks absolutely hideous to me, but they are making an attempt at dancing.
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emeralddancer
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 02:42:52 PM »

 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2010, 03:32:28 PM »

Well, I really hope that alba hates my dancing.... what would I have to think if he liked it?
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 08:40:13 PM »

I don't know why one person keeps posting such nonsense here. What does he exactly want? Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 08:55:50 PM »

actually, that was one of my least favorite latin clips i've seen, lol. tho E & M are amazingly fast, connected dancers with great charisma.

but yes, i think most of us on PDO appear to have limited dance reality-intersection with alba, heh. vive le difference...
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 10:56:05 PM »

vive la tollerance sam...
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 11:47:38 PM »

vive la tollerance sam...
it's like being around toddlers... eventually you just put their blather on "ignore".  Roll Eyes

cracks me up more than offends me.
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2010, 12:23:54 AM »

I actually thought Alba had been putting on a comedy show for the last couple of weeks..

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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2010, 12:30:45 AM »

Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2010, 01:47:44 AM »

Let's not go too far, I'm impressed that they are doing a reasonable job of following the music - its still looks absolutely hideous to me, but they are making an attempt at dancing.

Bahahahahaha
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2010, 02:10:09 AM »

Let's not go too far, I'm impressed that they are doing a reasonable job of following the music - its still looks absolutely hideous to me, but they are making an attempt at dancing.

I hate jazz music, just a jumble of noise to me but to others it's a symphony to the ears and I certainly would not argue with them on it.  What to you is following the music may be different for someone else.  We all hear and interpret our own drummer.  In your opinion if I just clomp back and forth from foot to foot but follow the music perfectly I am a fantastic dancer as you hold no other criteria.

I watched your West Coast dancers.  Immediately when I saw how they dressed, walked, carried themselves and started the dance the terms "Rednecks" and "From the other side of the tracks" came to my mind. The woman swings her arms like a windmill to start the dance.  What the hell was that?  Welcoming the man to dance or airing her armpits?  Yeah, quite the opening and to an audience too.  Classy woman all the way there.  She then carries on to give him a swaybacked boob bounce, which was her idea of being sexy I think, but since he is looking down at his feet most of the time to make sure they are attached he wouldn't notice he was dancing with a woman anyway, and probably doesn't care.  Of course his attempt at sex appeal and to look masculine combines being bent over like an old man and dancing bowlegged and like a jellyfish.  But hey, he is following the music and that is all that matters right?  I'm sure if the men in the audience didn't decide after his exhibition that playing darts is a far better option then their wives convinced them.  If you know him then perhaps you should convince him to take ballroom lessons so he can get a spine.  

When I learned and competed in WC there was sex appeal, now it's like white bread with the crust cut off.  With some WC people it's is a crap shoot to know who is dancing the woman's part and who the man's. To me they have destroyed WC but as long as many of them are happy dancing like eunichs then I am happy for them as like I said before, we all have our own idea of what is dancing and what gives us joy.  Thank goodness we do as that is what makes dancing interesting and diverse.

I could have instead written many positive things but see how easy it is to be critical and only see the negatives if you allow your view to be narrow.

Alba you have written many good and interesting things on these boards.  Please let us agree to disagree on some things and move on from a tired subject.  It's like religion, who cares what you are as long as it gives you joy and peace of mind.  Share with us so we can feel your joy but not at the expense of taking away someone else's.
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2010, 02:49:32 AM »

^^ +1

Good post.
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2010, 05:58:11 AM »

^^ +1

Good post.
Ditto R. 
Keep trying Cheesy
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