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« on: April 24, 2009, 07:50:30 AM »

We have heard from others the dangers of costume disasters in this dance...what needs to be considered when doing a great quickstep?
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 09:54:06 AM »

Dance a good chasse' on your basic step.  Make sure you get around the lady on natural turns.  Stay squared up with each other.  (This is bronze level as I've been taught and I'm a newb to QS although I danced one showcase last December.)
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 09:58:49 AM »

Yes our routine is also at a bronze level.....We did not focus on QS but I am sure some of the body control will carry over, but as you mentioned chasses are very important that they are done into the floor and not on top as it would look like you are jumping or bobbling
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009, 09:45:01 AM »

"haste does not equate to speed" in my opinion this is very true to quickstep, when dancing quickstep it it important to not lose the integrity of the dance in haste, it is one thing that i see on a regular basis

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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2009, 11:53:45 AM »

"haste does not equate to speed" in my opinion this is very true to quickstep, when dancing quickstep it it important to not lose the integrity of the dance in haste, it is one thing that i see on a regular basis

Yup.  When I first started, my instructor had to repeatedly tell me to relax and dance.  Makes a world of difference.
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2009, 06:40:01 AM »

The thing I am trying to achieve in quickstep is the smoothness and not the bobbling up and down. It has improved greatly but still have a long way to go, the routine is simple but still need to keep control of our own space and to do it in synchronizity.
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2009, 07:01:37 AM »

Quickstep is actually NOT that quick.
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2009, 11:54:48 AM »

Quickstep is actually NOT that quick.

I agree
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2009, 09:53:13 PM »

It may not be quick but it feels like it on occasions and this is what we need to learn.
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2009, 10:24:38 PM »

dont wear skirt too long, avoid these with wires, if your heels stuck into the hem wires, you can fall on floor.
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2009, 04:39:33 AM »

The thing I am trying to achieve in quickstep is the smoothness and not the bobbling up and down. It has improved greatly but still have a long way to go, the routine is simple but still need to keep control of our own space and to do it in synchronizity.

the crucial thing is to transfer the body and not the legs.  I am being taught to keep my body weight between the legs at all times.  that gives you the best stability and control.  QS is NOT just fast foxtrot its quite different...
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2009, 07:39:02 AM »

The thing I am trying to achieve in quickstep is the smoothness and not the bobbling up and down. It has improved greatly but still have a long way to go, the routine is simple but still need to keep control of our own space and to do it in synchronizity.

I always think of foxtrot when I dance QS.It is that word quick that seems to be everyones undoing.
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2009, 07:41:46 AM »

IMO Foxtrot and Quickstep are two extremely different dances.
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2009, 10:44:59 AM »

The thing I am trying to achieve in quickstep is the smoothness and not the bobbling up and down. It has improved greatly but still have a long way to go, the routine is simple but still need to keep control of our own space and to do it in synchronizity.

the crucial thing is to transfer the body and not the legs.  I am being taught to keep my body weight between the legs at all times.  that gives you the best stability and control.  QS is NOT just fast foxtrot its quite different...

I agree with that. it is in a different place...and I will try to be more centered. I need to compress more and I am trying hard to maintain it through out all my dancing
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2009, 08:49:42 PM »

IMO Foxtrot and Quickstep are two extremely different dances.

ditto - though I have heard that the former is derived originally from the latter....
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