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« on: April 11, 2009, 07:12:09 PM »

Sorry to all the NV lovers out there.  I find this style soooo boring!  Everyone is doing the same steps/choreography, round after round, heat after heat, comp after comp. 
But, to be fair, it is one of the most difficult styles to compete well in due to the above factors.  Since everyone is dancing the same steps, it comes down to the technicality and musicality when choosing a winner. 
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 07:27:25 PM »

Isn't almost if not ALL shadow position too?
I do not know if New Vogue is here in the states yet, be interesting to know honestly, and just something else to add to partner dancing.
Might try it one day. LOL It is interesting from what I have seen thus far on videos.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 01:52:22 AM »

Haha...you know what I feel strongly about!
But I still appreciate that there are different opinions out there, other wise it would be boring.

Emerald, due to that it's difficult to lead if you only have hand hold connection, most of the dances done at entry level (level 1+2) are done in shadow position as it's easier to lead. But as you move into higher levels, the story changes!

I think New Vogue is about expressing a feeling, telling a story, connecting with your partner yet allowing space. I personally think that it's beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 01:16:21 PM »

Surely we are the first non-aussie forum to have a New Vogue thread? 

I wanted you guys to feel at home Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2009, 01:32:47 PM »

BTW how come there isn't an Aussie thread on teh Regions board below yet?  I thought you guys would be the first (well after canada since I got in here first Wink)
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2009, 10:08:14 PM »

Hmm...we need to get more Aussies here!

Maybe I'll start something!
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2009, 10:23:35 PM »

this topic title seems like it belongs n the affairs of the heart board!  Or maybe not on a G rated forum at all Smiley

[had to correct thread to topic again... I hope I get used to this soon...]
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 04:58:22 AM »

I love New Vogue!

I don't find it boring, because while you are doing the same steps comp after comp, there is always more you can learn or change to do with the way you look. Arms change, head movements change, even the timing of the steps can change slightly (probably the best example of this is in the end bit of the La Bomba, because from where I stand watching, almost everyone is doing something different.)

At the lower levels of competition you don't dress up the steps quite so much, but at the higher levels you can go all out. I also love doing it socially (well, not that I've even tried either low levels or high levels!) because even without great technique the  steps are still enjoyable.

I guess my favourite NV dances are La Bomba, Barclay, Exelsior Scholtisshe (I'm not even going to try to spell it), Twilight waltz, and the Tracie Leigh. Its a hard choice with the Viennese waltzes though, because they are all great!
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 05:15:56 AM »

If the steps are all proscribed - how do you do floorcraft - I mean ensure that you don't all run into each other?
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2009, 05:28:13 AM »

If the steps are all proscribed - how do you do floorcraft - I mean ensure that you don't all run into each other?

You dance in an anti-clockwise circle. Couples try to space them selves evenly on the floor. Often, the adjudicators will stand in the middle of the floor since everyone dance in a circle and not use the centre of the floor.
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2009, 05:33:16 AM »

I guess floorcraft really only comes into it when people are going too fast/slow. That rarely happens though, so you can spend the concentration you would on floorcraft doing pretty things with your arms.
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2009, 06:32:54 AM »

You just had to wait for me to get here so I could Christen it :-)

As much as women can do more than two things at once, next time I will bring a computer to the comp :-)


BTW how come there isn't an Aussie thread on teh Regions board below yet?  I thought you guys would be the first (well after canada since I got in here first Wink)
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2009, 06:35:21 AM »

My comment on it, is that it is much harder than you think. the swing waltz is one of the hardest things to do and they have it as a level 1 dance for Masters, timing is important and yes lower shadow hold is is the lower down dances, but as swing waltz states, the more advanced dances you stay connected. Timing and control is the key and a real challenge, I find it harder at the moment than modern.
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2009, 10:31:21 AM »

Wow so there are even different names for the dances?
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2009, 07:37:05 PM »

March Rhythm:

  • Evening 3 Step
  • Gypsy Tap

Waltz Rhythm:

  • Swing Waltz
  • Tracie Leigh Waltz
  • Twilight Waltz
  • Lucille Waltz

Foxtrot Rhythm:

  • Merrilyn
  • Charmaine
  • Carousel
  • Barclay Blues
  • Excelsior Schottische
Tango Rhythm:

  • Tangoette
  • La Bomba
  • Tango Terrific
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