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MusicChica
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« on: June 14, 2009, 06:59:51 PM »

Because the "What we love about Standard" thread over on DF is irritating me to no end (hello, there is more than one style of dance!), here's the counterpart.  What do you love about Latin and/or Rhythm dancing?

I'll start.  I love:

  • That feeling when you come out of a double/triple spin, and you land it on a dime. [insert Aladdin reference here] Phenominal cosmic power!!! [/Aladdin reference]
  • Walking out on the comp floor in a killer outfit and knowing that, at that moment, you are the sexiest woman in the room.
  • The fire the samba drums put in your blood.
  • Getting to ogle some of the hottest men in the world shaking their hips in skintight, possibly see-through shirts cut down to their navels!
  • The way those same men's butts look in those awesome Latin pants. (Hey, you men can talk about us women in those dresses, why can't we reciprocate?  LOL!)
  • When your partner brings you up from a deep backbend/death drop in rumba, and you have that moment when it's just the two of you, and the rest of the world disappears.  And you don't need to be dating your partner for that moment to happen!
  • Getting out ALLLLLLLL of your frustrations from anywhere in your life during Paso!
  • Playing with your partner, the audience, and the judges during cha-cha!
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emeralddancer
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2009, 10:46:04 PM »

I don't get it of what is annoying you about that thread?! Huh Huh Huh Huh

but then .... I am a standard girl.  Wink

I mean there is something for everyone right?

I like latin too.
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Vagabond
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 01:31:08 AM »

I love Latin too, but I have experienced latin at its roots, from Africa to the Caribbean and South America.

The thing that always seem to be the only common denominator is the love for dance, the rest is sometimes shrouded in show and illusion.

Not so in the aforementioned parts of the world where it is a part of life, love and death as jazz is to New Orleans
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 03:16:17 AM »

I don't get it of what is annoying you about that thread?! Huh Huh Huh Huh

I believe it was rhetorical...said in jest.

I love Latin too, but I have experienced latin at its roots, from Africa to the Caribbean and South America. The thing that always seem to be the only common denominator is the love for dance, the rest is sometimes shrouded in show and illusion. Not so in the aforementioned parts of the world where it is a part of life, love and death as jazz is to New Orleans

Yes, as have I (not Afica, though  Sad ). agreed, though, that the common denominator is that the love for dance comes from music, and movement to it, being an intregal part of life, culture, and lifestyle.
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Vagabond
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 03:21:46 AM »

I don't get it of what is annoying you about that thread?! Huh Huh Huh Huh

I believe it was rhetorical...said in jest.

I love Latin too, but I have experienced latin at its roots, from Africa to the Caribbean and South America. The thing that always seem to be the only common denominator is the love for dance, the rest is sometimes shrouded in show and illusion. Not so in the aforementioned parts of the world where it is a part of life, love and death as jazz is to New Orleans

Yes, as have I (not Afica, though  Sad ). agreed, though, that the common denominator is that the love for dance comes from music, and movement to it, being an intregal part of life, culture, and lifestyle.
And we are better people for it.
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elisedance
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 06:21:31 AM »

One reason I love latin because I don't compete in it.  Its not that I dislike standard but just that I can do it totally for fun without worrying about style.
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 08:34:29 AM »


  • Getting to ogle some of the hottest men in the world shaking their hips in skintight, possibly see-through shirts cut down to their navels!
  • The way those same men's butts look in those awesome Latin pants. (Hey, you men can talk about us women in those dresses, why can't we reciprocate?  LOL!)
  • When your partner brings you up from a deep backbend/death drop in rumba, and you have that moment when it's just the two of you, and the rest of the world disappears.  And you don't need to be dating your partner for that moment to happen!
  • Getting out ALLLLLLLL of your frustrations from anywhere in your life during Paso!
  • Playing with your partner, the audience, and the judges during cha-cha!

Agreed with all of the above! Especially the first two...Tongue And possibly the next one as well.
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009, 09:20:48 AM »

What I love about latin, is that it is not a comp for us. we can go out and really enjoy ourselves without having to perfect. it.. that mentality is what we need to achieve for all our dancing. Roll Eyes
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emeralddancer
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2009, 10:07:27 AM »

What I love about latin, is that it is not a comp for us. we can go out and really enjoy ourselves without having to perfect. it.. that mentality is what we need to achieve for all our dancing. Roll Eyes

Agreed. Latin for me is total letting go and having a ball.

But side note here....I do want to compete in it one day. Er rather a big goal is to be a 10 dance dancer
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elisedance
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2009, 07:22:03 AM »

What I love about latin, is that it is not a comp for us. we can go out and really enjoy ourselves without having to perfect. it.. that mentality is what we need to achieve for all our dancing. Roll Eyes
thats the same as me then.... Wink
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Vagabond
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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2009, 08:27:57 AM »

What I love about latin, is that it is not a comp for us. we can go out and really enjoy ourselves without having to perfect. it.. that mentality is what we need to achieve for all our dancing. Roll Eyes
thats the same as me then.... Wink
Anybody care to consult me about the matter
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MusicChica
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« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2009, 06:34:40 PM »

Got another one to add to the list after today's lesson:

Having your pro order you to fondle him because it's the only way you'll really understand what you're supposed to be doing.  You spend the next 5-10 minutes of the lesson with your hands on your pro's hips/butt.
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Vagabond
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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2009, 08:05:44 PM »

Got another one to add to the list after today's lesson:

Having your pro order you to fondle him because it's the only way you'll really understand what you're supposed to be doing.  You spend the next 5-10 minutes of the lesson with your hands on your pro's hips/butt.
  Cool You are a bad, bad girl!  Cool
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MusicChica
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2009, 08:16:30 PM »

Hey, I'm not the one who came up with the idea!
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Vagabond
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2009, 08:18:10 PM »

Hey, I'm not the one who came up with the idea!
Hmmm, but did you resist??
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