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« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2009, 11:55:11 AM »

Had a similar conversation just last night re this same thing as it applies to tango. The class was shocked that tango is not meant to be danced around in a Groucho Marx croutching - squatty thing.

Yes, please don't fall on your knees for me Shocked Roll Eyes......I am amazed at why people want to dance Tango almost on their knees. Shocked

It is dance that doesn't go up or down which means it stays in neural. I guess some people neutral are just very grounded. Shocked Wink

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« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2009, 03:07:16 AM »

If it feels like effort, then it's not Body School. 

The man lowers his ribcage to signify movement and raises it to stop.  So it does feel like a "rise" into the step.

I would agree with this.

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« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2009, 03:23:18 AM »

If it feels like effort, then it's not Body School.  
I got that much! Cheesy

Rising into the step, if I'm understanding it correctly, sounds like it's right.  The man lowers his ribcage to signify movement and raises it to stop.  So it does feel like a "rise" into the step.  
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But how does one make it efficient?  It seems like tango is the least efficient way of moving two bodies accross a floor.  I mean it really is NOT like walking at all - no swing, continual floor contact etc.  What is the body-school's take on conservation of energy?

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« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2009, 12:48:29 AM »

What is the body-school's take on conservation of energy?

In short, the answer is in the question.
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« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2009, 05:10:43 AM »

What is the body-school's take on conservation of energy?

In short, the answer is in the question.

I think this needs its own topic...
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« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2009, 03:15:33 AM »

The answer is simple. In Body Sch., we say that what we are striving for is the maximum amount of movement with the minimum amount of effort. Great for me... I'm one of the laziest dancers you'll ever meet.    Cheesy
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« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2009, 08:16:33 PM »

hmmm someone help me get this TD person onto the dance floor here!!
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« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2009, 01:00:13 AM »

I dont think it is about being lazy it is about as previously mentioned conserving energy, it makes it a joyous experience then.. Tongue
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« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2009, 05:15:17 AM »

Yes. My post was meant to be a wee fascetious. By lazy, I meant using as little effort as possible.    Tongue
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« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2009, 07:10:17 AM »

Yes. My post was meant to be a wee fascetious. By lazy, I meant using as little effort as possible.    Tongue

I thought it might be....but this medium you can't tell.... Cool
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« Reply #40 on: December 07, 2009, 10:59:22 AM »

Well, it feels like lazy dancing because there's such less effort involved.  In just feels like you're in a roller coaster, except instead of screaming and tensing, you're totally relaxed and going with the flow. 
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« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2009, 03:20:21 AM »

interesting I find dancing tango different with each piece of music. not sure why, but we still have a long way to go perfecting the timing and remaining low. But I do so enjoy the dance
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« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2009, 04:41:46 PM »

interesting I find dancing tango different with each piece of music. not sure why, but we still have a long way to go perfecting the timing and remaining low. But I do so enjoy the dance

I would go out on a limb, and say that it is b/c tango is different from all of the other dances. Part of that difference is that it is not confined to beats/bars as we tend to believe that other dances are. Thus, we are freed, even if only psychologically, to dance it w/ furhter abandon. Also, the dance changes every 2 steps, whereas most other dances change every 3 steps. Thsi allows for more variety/interpretation.

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« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2009, 07:25:55 PM »

One of the things I love about it is that you can be more dramatic....show passion, desire, lust.....I really want to make a integral piece of our dancing...
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« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2009, 06:04:39 AM »

.....tango is different from all of the other dances. Part of that difference is that it is not confined to beats/bars as we tend to believe that other dances are. Thus, we are freed, even if only psychologically, to dance it w/ furhter abandon. Also, the dance changes every 2 steps, whereas most other dances change every 3 steps. Thsi allows for more variety/interpretation.

My specialty. I love it.

Interesting - but if you don't stay on beat will you not get into trouble for being off time?  Its something we are critisized for too often - I think it pushed us from near the top to near the bottom in our last comp (according to coach). 

Hadn't really thought about the 2 vs 3 thing - you are of course correct - but it doesn't feel two steppy - its the only dance I think I feel real phrases in - that 8 beat repeat...
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