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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2014, 04:15:17 AM »

I agree fully SG - but its still useful to track what your results are as an indication of whether you are functioning correctly.  Indeed, its the only way to find out what you need to go back and fix.  The fact is that even bodyschoolers have to practise, and that means they have to learn, even if that learning is only to stop interfering with natural dancing (indeed, that's really the only thing theyhave to learn isn't it?).
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2014, 09:41:19 AM »

Indeed, it has to be a combination. and you cant force anything it must come from a natural movement/feeling. You need to absorb the music and dance to that otherwise one is just stepping like a robot.
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2014, 10:34:40 AM »

Truer words... Wink
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2014, 09:21:23 AM »

Truer words... Wink

I love it when they are on the same page. Grin
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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2014, 02:49:45 PM »

We usually are, it's just that we find out later into the conversation that we're looking at an asymmetrical object from two different angles and claiming that one is not seeing what the other is seeing.   Grin
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« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2014, 03:08:27 PM »

However, my comment on truer words was for you, QPO.  You mentioned absorbing the music and dancing to the music.  That's deep. 

The common trend is to add a layer of "count", a constantly moving target, to the music, which has a tendency to remove all musicality.  The interaction between the count and the body takes center stage, and the direct connection between the music and the body is severed.  People who don't count, on the other hand, and let the music do the counting for them, are able to connect directly to the music.  The body is in motion within the music, effectively making the music stationary.  No need to chase a stationary target.  That way, there's no such thing as music being "too fast" or "too slow".  Music just is.

The concept of counting, I think, does the most damage to limit any kind of connection with the music.  One doesn't count while singing, one doesn't count while listening to mentally keep up with the music and enjoy it.  So the concept of counting while dancing is mind boggling, unless of course, they want to give themselves a constantly moving target.  Listening to music, then counting to it, and then trying to dance to the count while listening to the music, "...is like trying to hit a bullet with a smaller bullet, whilst wearing a blindfold, riding a horse" – Montgomery Scott, 2258 (Star Trek).
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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2014, 03:31:46 PM »

We usually are, it's just that we find out later into the conversation that we're looking at an asymmetrical object from two different angles and claiming that one is not seeing what the other is seeing.   Grin

[I find there are equally big disagreements when people look at a perfectly symmetrical object from the same angle Tongue Roll Eyes ]
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