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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2010, 11:15:33 AM »

"my job here is done" said the Lone Ranger and heel-turned into the sunset...

Come on Tonoto 
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2010, 02:16:10 PM »

"my job here is done" said the Lone Ranger and heel-turned into the sunset...

Come on Tonoto 
cute..
er, Tonto wasn't the horse by the way... Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2010, 04:46:45 PM »

ROTFLMAO
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« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2010, 10:22:59 PM »

"my job here is done" said the Lone Ranger and heel-turned into the sunset...

Come on Tonoto 
cute..
er, Tonto wasn't the horse by the way... Tongue

ooops that was silver right!..tonto was his side kick?
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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2010, 08:21:10 AM »

yup Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2015, 03:09:50 AM »

Funny thing this is... I was beginning both Ballroom and Latin at the same time as a 10-dance dancer.  I found to my utter amazement that at the same time I "GOT" my heel turn I also "GOT" the closing of my feet for the Fan in Rumba.  I notice that I used the same musculature and balance to create both.  It almost became a delayed, isometric action... One with rotattion while the other without.  At least for me...
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2015, 02:19:12 PM »

I'm always baffled by why the heel turn is such an issue in the dance community, but goes completely unnoticed and couldn't be more natural when danced with a partner who knows how to lead it. The part that baffles me is why the ladies are talking about it and not asking the men, "why the heck doesn't it happen automatically?"

If the man times his steps and body movement in all three dimensions right, the lady doesn't even need to realize that a heel turn just happened. If the man isn't doing his jobs, then the lady has to save him.  Timing, direction, power, and steps: not the lady's responsibility. She's got more important non-intersecting jobs to work on. The concept that this heel turn, just like the close of feet in a Rumba fan is somehow the lady's responsibility to "get" is, in my opinion, one of the greatest triumphs of the men in ballroom. Grin
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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2015, 09:43:31 PM »

I cant agree with you more, many times I have been lead through a heel turn only to be pulled off my feet! timing is everything  Cool
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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2015, 10:00:40 PM »

So true.  In Latin I can do it myself, if the lead is either not good enough to follow, or nonexistent.  With a heel turn, if it's not lead it's not going to happen with any reasonable appearance of quality... unfortunately.
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