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« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2015, 11:13:51 AM »

I always envied those partnerships where the couple could even reasonably match centers.  It is so much easier when that is the case.  This happened only once when I was coaching in London and he was my size.  The Foxtrot was so extraordinary that I almost came apart.  I'd never felt anything like it before.  He was astonished at my reaction. 
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« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2015, 07:29:44 AM »

My husband is 6' 3" and I am 5'7" so we are quite well suited Cheesy

Aren't you the lucky lady!  As you an see, for me... not the case. (finally got the photo up) But we worked very hard at getting it to work for us.  Smiley
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« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2015, 10:37:23 AM »

Thanks. John Lyons took it.
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« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2015, 08:13:48 PM »

I know of a couple where she is taller and I find that sometimes she looks distorted as she tries to put her head in a funny way not to be taller than him. Also another couple she had too much lowering in her legs compared to her partner, must be very difficult.
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« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2015, 08:39:34 PM »

I know of a couple where she is taller and I find that sometimes she looks distorted as she tries to put her head in a funny way not to be taller than him. Also another couple she had too much lowering in her legs compared to her partner, must be very difficult.

It takes some work on both sides, but I have seen partnerships on both sides of the spectrum that have made it very successful go of it... All the way to a world class level.
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« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2015, 02:10:50 AM »

I know of a couple where she is taller and I find that sometimes she looks distorted as she tries to put her head in a funny way not to be taller than him. Also another couple she had too much lowering in her legs compared to her partner, must be very difficult.

It takes some work on both sides, but I have seen partnerships on both sides of the spectrum that have made it very successful go of it... All the way to a world class level.

yes Billy and Boby irvine were in that situation they sure made it work  Grin
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« Reply #51 on: June 28, 2015, 03:54:17 PM »

When it comes to the fame with a height difference then the taller person makes the most adjustments.

The frame is not a fixed and strong contraption that you put on even if there are such contraptions on the market.

The two main things that are important with the frame is that it allows for both to dance their maximum and that it creates a look that is acceptable to the trained eye. Remember that there are a lot of things that can be done that the untrained eye would never see and that would make it feel great and create a look that appears correct. Each couple have a unique hold even if there are basic principles that are constant in all frames.

So in short a well produced frame should have no adverse effect on the couples ability to dance well and the look of harmony would also be present. 

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« Reply #52 on: June 30, 2015, 02:43:15 AM »

When I was competing I used to specifically speak out coaching from couples who were having the same issues I was... the Lady being much smaller in height and stature than her Gentleman partner.  I always got brilliant information on how to appear to be larger and be "seen" from Helle Loft Jensen as she and Bo were just about the same relationship as I was with my partner.  I found that there were chorographic tricks that could come into play as well as to move in a very positive manner.  But, in the end it still comes down to good dancing.
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« Reply #53 on: July 08, 2015, 11:07:41 PM »

yes, you are wht you are and you work with it. Agree that a couple of equal stature can be more appealing to the eye, but if they dance badly I would rather watch someone with height difference dancing well.
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