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« on: September 10, 2011, 04:45:57 AM »

We are currently level four dances but can of course do open level. do people normally have tow different sets of arms? for those that don't know about NV up to level 5 which is Open standard you are to use closed holds.

This can become quite confusing do you bother  to learn open arms?
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011, 05:57:21 AM »

I only do standard - so no open arms EXCEPT we have to learn graceful movements for the final curtsy.   I found my arms have improved a lot anyway - I think because in standard you have to hold them up without any tension - and that is a large part of the action.  But you would know much more...
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 06:57:59 AM »

yes doing both STD and NV the arms are different and the secret is that you must always finish your arms right down to your finger tips. again like stand it must look like there is no tension but you must have control so they dont fling uncontrollably.

this is what separates the men from the boys  Cool
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 02:10:45 AM »

when we were level 4 we had 2 sets of arms.  My son is currently level 3 and has two sets of arms.  You just have to really remember which event you are doing.  Much easier for us now  Grin mm
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2011, 04:48:42 AM »

when we were level 4 we had 2 sets of arms.  My son is currently level 3 and has two sets of arms.  You just have to really remember which event you are doing.  Much easier for us now  Grin mm

wow, you must have been awesome dog-paddlers...
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 08:47:46 AM »

yes I see that we need to do that....so we have started to have two different set of arms.  We only have to learn the level 4 dances and open dances so will see if they are going to be the same oh well. I am sure we will cope.
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 07:05:50 PM »

when we were level 4 we had 2 sets of arms.  My son is currently level 3 and has two sets of arms.  You just have to really remember which event you are doing.  Much easier for us now  Grin mm

wow, you must have been awesome dog-paddlers...

how true  Tongue mm
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2011, 04:20:11 AM »

we were working on Twilight waltz last night but that is pretty limited! but making it big! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2011, 06:19:54 AM »

we were working on Twilight waltz last night but that is pretty limited! but making it big! Grin

making twilight into midnight? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2011, 04:10:53 AM »

I suppose that is always possible. but out of all the NV it is the most one done with body to body connection.
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2011, 12:26:27 PM »

I suppose that is always possible. but out of all the NV it is the most one done with body to body connection.
and when you do, do the same rules as in standard kick in?  Or are there differences in style there too?
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2011, 05:05:10 AM »

I suppose that is always possible. but out of all the NV it is the most one done with body to body connection.
and when you do, do the same rules as in standard kick in?  Or are there differences in style there too?

no different rules apply to the upper body.. you have to sell it and move away from the man a bit like doing a picture line.
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2011, 01:49:11 PM »

I suppose that is always possible. but out of all the NV it is the most one done with body to body connection.
and when you do, do the same rules as in standard kick in?  Or are there differences in style there too?

no different rules apply to the upper body.. you have to sell it and move away from the man a bit like doing a picture line.

So your bodies don't touch?  then whats the point Tongue Grin
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2011, 08:20:41 AM »

I suppose that is always possible. but out of all the NV it is the most one done with body to body connection.
and when you do, do the same rules as in standard kick in?  Or are there differences in style there too?

no different rules apply to the upper body.. you have to sell it and move away from the man a bit like doing a picture line.

So your bodies don't touch?  then whats the point Tongue Grin

OK I am not good at explaining Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2011, 03:36:18 AM »

I suppose that is always possible. but out of all the NV it is the most one done with body to body connection.
and when you do, do the same rules as in standard kick in?  Or are there differences in style there too?

no different rules apply to the upper body.. you have to sell it and move away from the man a bit like doing a picture line.

So your bodies don't touch?  then whats the point Tongue Grin

OK I am not good at explaining Shocked
Do you mean shape away more? 
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