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« on: April 20, 2009, 06:31:49 AM »

A thread for all things floorcraft. Best/worst you have seen, interesting collisions, local floorcraft ability, whatever.

One thing I noticed at my last comp was that in the younger (U13) medallist divisions there was almost no floorcraft. In U16 and Adult medallist theer were almost no collisions. Yet, when you got into the youth and junior and juvenile registered dancers, although some of them were over 16, there was also very little floorcraft. At one point I watched two couples bash into each other, and then one of those couples hit two other couples twice within 30 seconds. Most of the collisions could've been avoided.
In the adult and masters categories, there were very few collisions and the floorcraft was much better.

What are some of the more interesting floorcraft examples you've seen?
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 08:23:48 AM »

The ultimate in floor craft is putting your heel inside the shoe of your nearest and worst competitor, gluing her to the floor and, if done expertly, either tearing the shoe so that she can not dance or bringing the couple down.

Oddly, some people are actually adept at this (er, I've only been on the recieving end, I'm not that good...)
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 11:51:49 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhW8tTjae0k
Franko Formica's Rumba

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AavvifyHjI4
Mirko Gozzoli's Quickstep

Two of the best floorcrafts I've ever seen!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 12:04:51 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhW8tTjae0k
Franko Formica's Rumba

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AavvifyHjI4
Mirko Gozzoli's Quickstep

Two of the best floorcrafts I've ever seen!
Hehe!  I had never seen the clip of Mirko and Alessia before.  That's fantastic!  Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 01:11:25 PM »


This cracks me up every time I see it!  Classic!
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 02:26:25 PM »

damn nothing here on how to lay a wooden floor!
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 03:10:55 PM »

damn nothing here on how to lay a wooden floor!
No, but it's a good new topic to start. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2009, 05:20:50 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SDYsQDbxhc

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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2009, 06:37:10 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhW8tTjae0k
Franko Formica's Rumba

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AavvifyHjI4
Mirko Gozzoli's Quickstep

Two of the best floorcrafts I've ever seen!

there are (at least) two in the M/A tape.  there is the grand one in the qs at about 4 minutes - very showy and a bit of hot-dogging really (its actually a failure of floorcraft as they had to split the partnership).  To me the much more subtle one at 46 seconds in the waltz is the true demonstration of floor craft - an imminent collision never happens because of a very elegant spin round the incoming couple. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2009, 07:07:26 AM »

Mirko and his partner are lovely to watch....I could watch them all day
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009, 12:43:22 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhW8tTjae0k
Franko Formica's Rumba

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AavvifyHjI4
Mirko Gozzoli's Quickstep

Two of the best floorcrafts I've ever seen!

absolutely beautiful to watch. Love Mirko's dancing, that separation and come together in QS done so nicely
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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2009, 02:46:18 AM »

LoL I wonder if that's even allowed  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2009, 05:21:33 AM »

Yes I dont know that the rules are when you are doing standard and you have to avoid.
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2009, 12:16:28 AM »

LoL I wonder if that's even allowed  Roll Eyes

lol when you become a champion, you set the trend
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2009, 01:06:52 AM »

damn nothing here on how to lay a wooden floor!

You have to talk to my DP about that but I think the road trip to lay it might be a bit much.  Grin
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