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« Reply #165 on: June 27, 2010, 01:21:03 AM »

I think it depends rather what you do with it Wink
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« Reply #166 on: July 02, 2010, 06:43:14 AM »

Lowering is a complicated subject. One has to learn to lower from an open position, a closed position, from a forward action, from a backward action, from a sideways action... they are all different.

The common fault I find in students coming to me or watching is lowering two heels from a closed position.
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« Reply #167 on: March 24, 2012, 04:02:53 PM »

Caterina Arzenton gives a lecture/demonstration on Foxtrot here that I like very much...in fact, I like her energy very much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvFzAiuc00M

Also, I don't know her pedagogical background, but this is spot-on with what I've been taught and have been working on again on my own.

In particular, the "oily" quality of the feet. One of my instructor's analogies for how the feet feel/act in Fox is like pushing lily pads away in a pond of thick oil.

But so much more...so refreshing to hear her speak on this.
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« Reply #168 on: March 26, 2012, 12:03:48 AM »

great video. and how easy does she go from a man to a women...... great find Sam loved it.
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« Reply #169 on: March 26, 2012, 11:27:27 AM »

And she's performing with Giampiero!  Nice!
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« Reply #170 on: March 26, 2012, 10:19:05 PM »

great video. and how easy does she go from a man to a women...... great find Sam loved it.
glad you enjoyed it, Q! did you see where she demonstrates women practicing together? very nice... Smiley

she does go back & forth so easily between the man's & woman's, leads & follows roles...loved that.
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« Reply #171 on: March 26, 2012, 10:19:50 PM »

And she's performing with Giampiero!  Nice!
am very excited to see them!

she was speaking fluent italian in the video...i wonder if they speak italian when they practice. Smiley
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« Reply #172 on: March 31, 2012, 12:46:57 PM »

Caterina Arzenton gives a lecture/demonstration on Foxtrot here that I like very much...in fact, I like her energy very much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvFzAiuc00M

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Interesting comments on FT timing. Also, that FT is not really a swing dance. Thanks for posting video.
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« Reply #173 on: March 31, 2012, 11:03:53 PM »

yes I thought that too it has always been considered a swing dance, would be interesting to know what the other professionals thought of that comment
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« Reply #174 on: April 01, 2012, 04:10:13 AM »

Luca in his lacture "Body mechanics in tango and foxtrot." also said "The 2 dances look so diff. actually have many many things in common.....".
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« Reply #175 on: April 01, 2012, 01:02:11 PM »

Caterina Arzenton gives a lecture/demonstration on Foxtrot here that I like very much...in fact, I like her energy very much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvFzAiuc00M

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Also, that FT is not really a swing dance.
I enjoyed that distinction as well -- and found it funny when she responded to an apparently shocked audience responding to her comment. Smiley I understood her as saying that "swing" is the wrong "idea" for the dance, because the idea will trigger an inappropriate depth using the knees...even if it's part of the swing family.

The timing aspect is familiar to me, though. Interestingly, the same timing structure as salsa when it evolves past trying to move the body exactly on the beats. Who knew that salsa & slow fox had something in common?

Had to watch this again...it's really loaded with good stuff! Smiley
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