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« on: June 17, 2009, 05:33:52 AM »

A routine is basically a fixed sequence of steps that are danced as a set with a total duration that will be longer than the longest time for a particular dance.  It is of course possible to dance making a decision at each step but most couples have at least short sequences that they usually do together.

What is your style?  Do you have the full monty? Partial step sequences (say one side) that you use interchangeably or no routine at all?

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 06:46:30 AM »

We have been taught to dance using pre-choreographed sequences, and there is also New Vogue. I love the sequences, and I love the new vogue, but sometimes repeating them for the entire song gets a bit dull. When that happens we mix up the sequences a little, do A and then B and then C and maybe back to A. Sometimes we just feel like being spontaneous and trying out my following skills as well, especially in Waltz and Cha cha.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 07:28:20 AM »

Do you have the full monty?

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 09:20:30 AM »


OK, perhaps not the best choice of phrase.
er, thanks for picking up on that ....  Embarrassed
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 10:14:37 AM »

syllabus...........thats all.
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 07:25:28 PM »

Open division---it is his choice to make changes as needed. My job is to be alert and respond to what he is asking me to do.
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2009, 07:50:01 PM »

Syllabus here, too.

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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2009, 09:37:27 PM »

Open division here.....we have our routine, but it's more like in groups of figures with linking steps.
We do our firgures, but with the linking steps I just throw in what ever happens on the floor.
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2009, 09:49:44 PM »

well I was told that way we will never really get stuck then. so its all good. he says routines are only for showdances. lol
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009, 10:10:25 PM »

We have been taught to dance using pre-choreographed sequences, and there is also New Vogue. I love the sequences, and I love the new vogue, but sometimes repeating them for the entire song gets a bit dull. When that happens we mix up the sequences a little, do A and then B and then C and maybe back to A. Sometimes we just feel like being spontaneous and trying out my following skills as well, especially in Waltz and Cha cha.
This quite common to do in NV, the problem is to pick a routine that doesn't impede on the other dancers on the floor, and that goes wrong quite often. But yeah we do the same with NV tangos and QS. It requires a strong lead and a very good follow to do it without telling each other what will be next.
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2009, 10:42:54 PM »

can you do NV without following a routine?  I thought they were obligatory?
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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2009, 10:44:27 PM »

that is so true, one of the beneifts to NV is that everyone is moving in the same direction and that there wont be any clashes on the dance floor...You can get way more people on the floor also.

I believe when you can truely follow a mans lead or visa versa you have made it in dancing....IMO you now can have pure enjoyment and this is what we all train for  Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2009, 10:44:58 PM »

can you do NV without following a routine?  I thought they were obligatory?

this would be if you made up your own NV routine
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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2009, 02:55:31 AM »

can you do NV without following a routine?  I thought they were obligatory?

this would be if you made up your own NV routine
In other words, NV has its syllabus and R&R
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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2009, 11:36:15 AM »

Open division here.....we have our routine, but it's more like in groups of figures with linking steps.
We do our firgures, but with the linking steps I just throw in what ever happens on the floor.

My instructor teaches this way.  I sort of know what is coming next, but he'll throw something else in not when I'm expecting it.  Hopefully, I'm becoming a better follow because of it.
So, short answer:  routine with the option to throw in other steps.
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