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« on: January 29, 2011, 03:26:09 AM »

...in terms of styling?

I don't compete and i doesn't get called out at the socials, but still, it'd be nice I think to have something a bit creative for it if at all possible, as it is quite a horrible-looking dance to my eyes, as-is...

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2011, 05:59:16 AM »

well socially it is never done properly. there is a lot of rise and fall and  sharper heel turns on the cross overs... I have always used a  straight arm at the start and on the cross over  I bring the arm up at the elbow. dont bring your hand over your head though. I have seen it done at a comp and look very nice.

have you googled it?
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2011, 07:17:29 AM »

OK you guys, you are going to have to inform us what the heck the evening 3 step is.  When I saw the title I thought it might be a spoof! 

Is there a Utube we can watch?
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2011, 07:23:05 AM »

NZ_Guy...one thing you can do is play around with your arm stylings...not creating new ones, as such, but changing from fluid to military and seeing how that changes the look of the dance.

Personally, I don't like arm movements to be too sharp, but nor do I like them too fluid.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011, 10:22:34 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en&v=36dMPUo2tsE&gl=US

here is a link to seeing how social dancers do the dance.  I am trying to find one from a comp.

and here uis one from somene doing a medal. we do different arms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouQO0q4Qrko&feature=related
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 02:28:22 AM »

NZ_Guy...one thing you can do is play around with your arm stylings...not creating new ones, as such, but changing from fluid to military and seeing how that changes the look of the dance.

Personally, I don't like arm movements to be too sharp, but nor do I like them too fluid.

The fluid/military thing.. I have a fairly military feel when dancing it (which makes the 3step feel particularly awkward for me) but I'll try making it a bit more fluid and seeing if that improves it any. Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2011, 02:31:57 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en&v=36dMPUo2tsE&gl=US

here is a link to seeing how social dancers do the dance.  I am trying to find one from a comp.

and here uis one from somene doing a medal. we do different arms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouQO0q4Qrko&feature=related

I'm similar to the medal couple except for the solo turns where I bring my outside arm over the top and down in front as opposed to tucking them in.  What sort of arms do you do?
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2011, 05:12:33 AM »

[thanks for the vid Q - it looks kinda quaint. Very little dancing in hold and even then its in rather a separate one, (dancing side by side rather than lead-follow right?)
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2011, 08:18:47 AM »

the dance is a four beat or march timing......I find that the arms tend to be a bit sharper and not soft as it loosed it with the tempo of the music...

I also start with the arm out on the side and the as I mentioned before bring it up from the elbow (the outside arm as the inside arm is attached to your partner).

If you are doing your medal is your techer offering any suggestions?
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2011, 08:38:16 AM »

If you are doing your medal is your techer offering any suggestions?

I'm not, this is just an attempt to dislike the dance less.

I get that it's a beginner dance, but still if there's a way to make it look and feel better, I'd like to give that a go.

I don't think I've seen it yet in competition (I've only watched about 3 of them, later in the day/night) so I've no clue how competitive dancers would approach it.
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2011, 09:14:08 AM »


I'm not, this is just an attempt to dislike the dance less.


LOL!

E3S is way down there on the list of NV dances...right with Gypsy Tap and Charmaine, for me.
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2011, 11:00:13 AM »

Is this one thats somehow eluded youtube at competition (not medal) level?  Or do advanced dancers simply not do it anymore.
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2011, 07:06:39 AM »

It is still done at the hgher levels but not often. I have not had my camera with me to get a good example. If I can find one I will post it.
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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2011, 12:25:13 AM »

If you are doing your medal is your techer offering any suggestions?

I'm not, this is just an attempt to dislike the dance less.

I get that it's a beginner dance, but still if there's a way to make it look and feel better, I'd like to give that a go.

I don't think I've seen it yet in competition (I've only watched about 3 of them, later in the day/night) so I've no clue how competitive dancers would approach it.

This is not always a beginner dance - at the South Pacifics in Sydney its normally danced at level 4 (B grade).  You approach much as Q says - its a march to it has to be sharp.  The best way is to count it as you dance it. its in 2/4 time so best to count it as 1 and 2 and - mm
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2011, 02:46:17 AM »

What would happen if you created your own extra step sequence that was more interesting than the dance as written?  Would you be instantly disqualified?

Which made me wonder how old these dances really are?  Is it possible that some go back to middle ages Europe and have been little changed?
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