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cornutt
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« on: May 07, 2009, 10:37:15 AM »

I have recently danced with a couple of partners who seem to like to use a very prominent sway/lean in ECS.  It does help you move more, but I find it uncomfortable to bend that much, and I think it looks funny.   Huh  Besides, I've been taught that a big side-to-side movement is not necessarily desirable in ECS; keep the knees soft, move the center, and let the side to side be whatever it is.  Other opinions?
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009, 02:41:17 AM »

How odd that this thread did not catch on. I just had a disucssion with soem students about swaying in swing, and, more specifically, how and why they shouldn't do it. We also talked about; the size of the steps, the timing of the movement and where i actually comes from, and ad nauseum about the dreadful lifting of the knees that we have been massacred into dancing, and pretending that it's good. I believe swing needs some discussion.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 01:13:48 PM »

sway become natural when you are moving your center.

and you don't need to pick up your knees high, which is characteristic for jive. i'll come back here a little bit later, have to work.  Cool
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