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« on: July 01, 2010, 06:10:19 AM »

This is a phrase that we use as a compliment to a dance couple - and DSV just used it in a recent post.  Strength obviously has something to do with presence - but surely it does not mean that the lead is throwing his partner around! 

So what does it mean to you? 
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2010, 10:41:15 PM »

Consistently connected
Dancing with intention
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 12:38:41 AM »

For lack of more coherent thoughts at the moment--confidence.  Not arrogance or cockiness, but confidence.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010, 04:40:09 AM »

I think decisive leading to with clear actions (no vacillation)
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2010, 01:01:16 PM »

I think a partnership looks "strong" when the man is focused on being a man and completing his jobs as a man. The woman remains flexible in her body and completes her jobs as a woman. If the couple remain focused on their own jobs while working together there is the potential for a "strong" partnership. (assuming technique is consistently executed)
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010, 02:51:02 PM »

Is 'looking strong' equivalent to 'strong partnership'?  For some reason the two phrases evoke different ideas for me...

I like the way you put it though.  I suppose the elements of clean, clear, technical and decisive actions (and reactions) is built into your description.
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2010, 10:25:37 PM »

I think a partnership looks "strong" when the man is focused on being a man and completing his jobs as a man. The woman remains flexible in her body and completes her jobs as a woman. If the couple remain focused on their own jobs while working together there is the potential for a "strong" partnership. (assuming technique is consistently executed) Is it a physically strong for the woman? How can she be soft without being "loosey goosey"?
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2010, 06:09:58 AM »

looking strong on the floor, indicates that you know what you are suppose to do. you can show others what you are capable off with confidence.
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2010, 05:42:22 PM »

Strong legs
Strong Partnership
Strong Presence on the floor
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2010, 05:49:50 PM »

I think a couple looks strong when they react to one another, but don't get involved with trying to help each other.  I agree with BLOD, if the partners just concentrate only on their jobs and not get involved with their partner, it looks strong.  When couples try to please each other or help each other, it looks weak to me. 
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2010, 10:06:13 PM »

I think I disagree.  I like to see a couple dancing with each other, not besides or despite each other.  Jobs are great for dancing but they can not create emotion.

I want to see tenderness on the floor - and nothing is stronger to me than a man taking care of a woman and a woman dancing to express her appreciation and love for the man.
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2010, 10:50:46 PM »

Ah, but the actions they do are very different from the illusion they create.  Dance as two, and you look like one. 
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2010, 01:13:53 AM »

One being with four legs.
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2010, 05:04:09 AM »

Ah, but the actions they do are very different from the illusion they create.  Dance as two, and you look like one.  
so what you seem to be saying is that truly great dancing has to be a lie?
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2010, 05:27:56 AM »

well that would be the goal but for some there has to be an illusion......like acting...we are sold the experience.....especially when you are not romantically linked.
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