partnerdanceonline.com
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 23, 2014, 01:11:12 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
A lot of people are visiting Smiley Smiley
Undecided Undecided but not many are posting....
please say hi Cheesy
116470 Posts in 1856 Topics by 221 Members
Latest Member: EVE_Dance
* Home Help Search Calendar Login Register
+  partnerdanceonline.com
|-+  Partner Dancing
| |-+  Partner Dances
| | |-+  General partner dance issues (Moderators: Rugby, cornutt)
| | | |-+  American style quickstep?
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 Print
Author Topic: American style quickstep?  (Read 1575 times)
ttd
Open Bronze
*
Posts: 642


« on: April 20, 2010, 06:59:59 PM »

I got an e-mail from a competition organizer regarding a new event - "american style quickstep". Any thoughts? Is it an attempt to resusciate peabody under more appealing name?
Logged
elisedance
Administrator
Blackpool Finalist
*****
Posts: 35013


ee


« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 08:15:11 PM »

Peabody: or 'take your life in your feet' Shocked
Logged

If you must leave the house, go build a home...

The limit of your love is also the limit of your art...
ttd
Open Bronze
*
Posts: 642


« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010, 08:55:32 PM »

So what do you think? Does the idea have any merit? Here is the quote from the e-mail I got.

The Colorado Star Ball is offering the Professional American Style Quickstep!
This was the done at the Costa Rican Classic last weekend and it was really AWESOME!
This new Professional event will be offered on Sunday evening.
For the first year there will be no entry fee for this event!
Logged
TangoDancer
Open Bronze
*
Posts: 736



« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010, 03:34:05 AM »

FADS, since from when it was FANDA (certain others, too), had american syllabi for all of the standard dances. The dances were basically the same with a few exceptions, and the tech taught was more that of american silver. They were only offered to the students. This just seems as a pro resurrection of that. Why not?
Logged

The most beautiful part of the dance is often found in between the steps... and in the movement within the stillness.
QPO
reg mods
Continental Champion
****
Posts: 20824


Adelaide South Australia


« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010, 05:21:50 AM »

what is the difference between the two quicksteps?
Logged

Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.  ~Author Unknown
Dance Forum
elisedance
Administrator
Blackpool Finalist
*****
Posts: 35013


ee


« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2010, 06:26:06 AM »

what is the difference between the two quicksteps?
You obviously know regular QS - here is peabody:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1orMUsoKljM&feature=related
Logged

If you must leave the house, go build a home...

The limit of your love is also the limit of your art...
QPO
reg mods
Continental Champion
****
Posts: 20824


Adelaide South Australia


« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010, 08:29:54 AM »

hmmmm interesting....I can imagine it was done in the Charleston era.
Logged

Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.  ~Author Unknown
Dance Forum
drj
Bronze
*
Posts: 334



« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010, 05:45:04 PM »

It's loads of fun to dance. Loads. I hope it becomes more popular.
Logged

ancora imparo
TangoDancer
Open Bronze
*
Posts: 736



« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2010, 01:28:34 AM »

DO NOT CONFUSE QS WITH PEABODY.

The amer version of QS is basically exactly the same as the int'l version save for a few step/style differences. Peabody is a different dance, albeit w/ some similar steps. No one refers to Peabody as amer QS.
Logged

The most beautiful part of the dance is often found in between the steps... and in the movement within the stillness.
elisedance
Administrator
Blackpool Finalist
*****
Posts: 35013


ee


« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2010, 04:06:15 AM »

DO NOT CONFUSE QS WITH PEABODY.

The amer version of QS is basically exactly the same as the int'l version save for a few step/style differences. Peabody is a different dance, albeit w/ some similar steps. No one refers to Peabody as amer QS.

thanks for that clarification - though its a bit of a shame, why didn't the Smooth syllabus embrace PB as a style?  Seems to make more sense than messing with an established dance...
Logged

If you must leave the house, go build a home...

The limit of your love is also the limit of your art...
cornutt
Administrator
Silver
****
Posts: 1845


« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2010, 12:29:15 AM »


thanks for that clarification - though its a bit of a shame, why didn't the Smooth syllabus embrace PB as a style?  Seems to make more sense than messing with an established dance...

I have to confess I do not know what is meant by "American-style" quickstep.  I've been to a few comps where Peabody was a scheduled event, and from what I've seen of it, the resemblance to quickstep is only superficial. 

It's kind of ironic actually, since from what I understand of Swing-era history, quickstep originated in North America and then made its way across the pond.  QS was apparently not danced much in the U.S. after 1935 or so, when Lindy started making inroads in America's ballrooms.  Pretty much all of the travelling dances that were danced to swing jazz died out -- I guess as the music got more popular, there wasn't enough room on the floor to dance those dances anymore, and so Lindy and the swing precursors displaced them. 
Logged
elisedance
Administrator
Blackpool Finalist
*****
Posts: 35013


ee


« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2010, 03:38:06 AM »

QS is a popular social dance here - but I must admit I have never watched to see what they are actually doing!  Maybe it s a subset of steps of competition QS...
Logged

If you must leave the house, go build a home...

The limit of your love is also the limit of your art...
TangoDancer
Open Bronze
*
Posts: 736



« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2010, 04:56:42 AM »

I have to confess I do not know what is meant by "American-style" quickstep. 

As I mentioned in reply #3, there were/are 'some' differences. B/c of these, it could not be called it'l. Incidentally, you are correct in that it developed here.
Logged

The most beautiful part of the dance is often found in between the steps... and in the movement within the stillness.
mbdancer
pre-bronze

Posts: 13



« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2010, 01:33:54 PM »

I'm pretty excited to see what American Quickstep looks like. I feel dancers may be trying to make it popular so there can be 10 dancers in American style versus the 9.
Logged

"The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning."
elisedance
Administrator
Blackpool Finalist
*****
Posts: 35013


ee


« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2010, 03:04:10 PM »

I'm pretty excited to see what American Quickstep looks like. I feel dancers may be trying to make it popular so there can be 10 dancers in American style versus the 9.
but then there would be 6 and 4, not 5 and 5... unless its an American Latin Quickstep.
the mind Shocked s
Logged

If you must leave the house, go build a home...

The limit of your love is also the limit of your art...
Pages: [1] 2 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!