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« on: May 04, 2009, 10:42:57 AM »

The Cuban dance that somehow didn't make it into the International syllabus, and instead became the romantic secret weapon of American style.  To me, bolero is the most sensuous partner dance. 
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 10:56:22 AM »

That's definately on my list of dances to learn this year.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 03:52:15 PM »

On tuesday I'm going for my gold medal in Bolero.  A friend lost his partner and since I still keep up my American I said I would do it with him.
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 06:08:39 PM »

On tuesday I'm going for my gold medal in Bolero.  A friend lost his partner and since I still keep up my American I said I would do it with him.


What syllabus are you using?
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2009, 08:59:49 PM »

This is one dance that id not done here even socially, not sure why that is....Paso Doble is the closet we have and the one they do is ....well put you to sleep.
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2009, 08:17:19 AM »

hard to imagine how PD can put you to sleep at least the way its done here.  There must be quite a contrast.
Actually thats pretty funny if you remember the theme of the now classic movie, Strictly Ballroom!  Didn't anyone there watch it?
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2009, 09:29:13 AM »

hard to imagine how PD can put you to sleep at least the way its done here.  There must be quite a contrast.
Actually thats pretty funny if you remember the theme of the now classic movie, Strictly Ballroom!  Didn't anyone there watch it?

I love that movie....have you ever seen the making of the movie...it is at the end of the DVD, they interview real people who they based on the characters of the movie.
There was a lady who really wore those lycra legins and leotard....very funny
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2009, 09:30:31 AM »

The paso doble  we do is called a paso madrid..it is a NV dance if I can find a clip I will post it but it is done pretty ordinary. I am sure it can be dressed up a bit...Free style paso is not done at all.
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2009, 12:27:12 PM »

Waltz and Rhumba---this is bolero. It can be playful, challenging or sensual.  You pick!
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2009, 06:00:28 PM »

Waltz and Rhumba---this is bolero. It can be playful, challenging or sensual.  You pick!

it is RUMBA. without H.  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2009, 08:35:47 PM »

Waltz and Rhumba---this is bolero. It can be playful, challenging or sensual.  You pick!

it is RUMBA. without H.  Wink

I always spell it that way but have seen it the other way so many times, I was not sure myself in the end.
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2009, 11:05:10 PM »

I had also seen Rumba with or without h (more often without) and wondered why it was spelled both ways. I looked up in a dictionary and it said rhumba is an alternative spelling for rumba. But then I did a little Googling and found this web page that describes the history of r(h)umba and its spelling.

http://www.dancetherapystudios.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23&Itemid=46

Hopefully this information is accurate.
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2009, 08:12:14 PM »

On tuesday I'm going for my gold medal in Bolero.  A friend lost his partner and since I still keep up my American I said I would do it with him.


What syllabus are you using?


We are using the DIVIDA one.
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2009, 09:34:19 PM »


We are using the DIVIDA one.

Cool!  What syllabus level does "gold medal" correspond to?  Does that mean you're dancing it at gold?  I'm just now getting all of the bronze syllabus nailed down.
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2009, 01:53:43 AM »


We are using the DIVIDA one.

Cool!  What syllabus level does "gold medal" correspond to?  Does that mean you're dancing it at gold?  I'm just now getting all of the bronze syllabus nailed down.


Yes, we danced it at gold.  We got a highly commended.
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