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« on: May 04, 2009, 10:37:54 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 10:38:46 AM »

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! well .... need to get my hips and pelvis to work properly, will love it even more. LOL

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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 09:00:04 AM »

I Love Samba...then rumba....but samba is such a fun dance uplifting, just need to perfect the bounce....I believe I bend my legs too much...
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 08:18:06 AM »

I love samba too - but its awfully hard on the hips now so I avoid it....
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009, 09:31:43 AM »

I love samba too - but its awfully hard on the hips now so I avoid it....

well my hips cope so perhaps I am not doing it properly Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2009, 09:55:05 AM »

more likely they are just younger than mine - besides, I would suggest its the opposite...
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009, 08:20:25 PM »

Love the samba, I can really go wild in this one.  Just ask DP.
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2009, 11:14:57 PM »

I love the bounce, it is a timing issues and perhaps I dont have enough upper body control...still it is great fun :-)
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009, 02:32:18 AM »

If I may, for those of you having hip issues with the samba, I find most often that the problem is improper or missing contraction. Once this is developed, everything falls into place; the rise becomes evident, the up-and-over bounce is removed, the forward/back action is easier. Most of all, the hip movement is placed where it belongs, and, voila...no problem. Love this dance!

Question...most schools omit the carioca from their list of basics. Someone know why? I guess the answer would also explain why the batucadas are almost always danced incorrectly (that is to say without the carioca footwork).
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2009, 03:16:45 AM »

Wow I know none of those terms but I have not done a good study of samba....thanks for your input and knowledge
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2009, 05:10:25 AM »

Pas du tout. Glad to help.
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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2009, 02:39:10 PM »

I would like to know more in how to do the basics and create the proper action.

Like how do I roll through the knees? How do I make the lower part of the body move and not the upper part? How do I even learn this dance.

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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2009, 02:44:29 PM »

Like how do I roll through the knees? How do I make the lower part of the body move and not the upper part? How do I even learn this dance.

This is the biggest problem I have on my list to work on.  This is problem numero uno for me.  This one's like "Houston, forget that other thing...". 

I'll be glad to share when I have finally figured it out.  I'm working on it every day 'though.  
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2009, 04:10:26 PM »

Samba bounces? Like actual rise and fall?
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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2009, 10:32:28 PM »

I don't do latin, but does it come from the one leg being straing while the otherone bends slightly, giving the hips a up and down action. I am learning that latin legs are much stiffer than what I thought.
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