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MusicChica
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« on: July 06, 2009, 12:47:09 AM »

Okay, this is for all those steps that you just can't get and/or can't stand.  I'll start:

Corta jacas - Yes, let's balance my full weight on the back edge of my 3" flared Latin heels.  Great idea!
Shoulder taps in ECS - These are just stupid.
Telemarks - I cannot for the life of me get these stupid things right.

What are yours?
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009, 01:23:26 AM »

Okay, this is for all those steps that you just can't get and/or can't stand.  I'll start:

Corta jacas - Yes, let's balance my full weight on the back edge of my 3" flared Latin heels.  Great idea!
Shoulder taps in ECS - These are just stupid.
Telemarks - I cannot for the life of me get these stupid things right.

What are yours?

Would be very happy to demystify some of these for you, if you like. Steps that I don't care for... 1- all steps that are unleadbale, 2- all steps that are designed for a syllabus, but don't really follow the character of the dance, samba rolls.
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MusicChica
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2009, 01:28:09 AM »

Telemarks are really the only thing that need demystification.  The other 2 I just don't like. Cheesy

Why don't you like samba rolls?  I haven't learned them yet, but they're one of my most favorite things to watch.
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 05:33:00 AM »

cant say I hate anything but I do have issues with heel turns. only that I seem not to have time to do them.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 06:30:51 AM »

Not so much a step but rather a sequence - fallaway slip pivot to open telemark then going into a reverse weave not too much fun.

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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 10:07:55 AM »

Telemarks are really the only thing that need demystification. 

An instructor did a bunch of work with me on these for a show routine that we used to do.  She kept telling me, "You have to move me out of the way."  The trick was figuring out how to do that without shoving.   Shocked

Having said that: I don't think I've done a telemark in anything since the last time she and I danced that routine together.  Telemarks are one of those patterns that don't seem to be useful for social dancing.
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2009, 10:09:44 AM »

Waltz fallaway and rock has given me a lot of problems in the past.  I'm finally getting them after a ton of coaching.  But it still seems that, for any given situation, I'm always ending it on the wrong foot.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2009, 10:20:24 AM »

..... all steps that are unleadbale......

 Yes, yes, yes I would totally agree with this one. I don't care what the man does as long as he tells what he is doing. If I can figure out what he is doing then it is a good step to me. Hey, the man can only go forward or backward or a combination there of, on either his right foot or his left foot. So....how can I hate that fairly limited amount of possibilities? I know that men like to name all the possibilities with fancy names but it is basically forward, backward or a combination there of.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009, 11:18:57 AM »

Wing - should be deep fried and bitten off the bone, not danced...
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2009, 11:23:48 AM »

Wing - should be deep fried and bitten off the bone, not danced...

Oh, I love the wing. A step where I get to lay across the man and it is totally acceptable.  Tongue  Cheesy  Cool
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2009, 02:29:45 PM »

Wing - should be deep fried and bitten off the bone, not danced...

LOL!!!
I used to feel that way until our very own DVS explained it in a memorable fashion (my first post was all about how the heck do I do a wing)

I'm not fond of the steps that look "contrived". (I know, I know, they all are contrived to a certain degree, but it's the "feel" I'm referring to)

The shoulder taps in ECS and the cucarachas in jive just don't do it for me, probably my two least favourite steps in the entire 10 dance repertoire thus far.
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2009, 02:43:33 PM »

Wing - should be deep fried and bitten off the bone, not danced...

Oh, I love the wing. A step where I get to lay across the man and it is totally acceptable.  Tongue  Cheesy  Cool

You mean that there are instances when that is unacceptable?!  Shocked Huh Grin
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2009, 03:29:39 PM »

Wing - should be deep fried and bitten off the bone, not danced...

Oh, I love the wing. A step where I get to lay across the man and it is totally acceptable.  Tongue  Cheesy  Cool

That sounds like a step I need to learn!   Grin
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MusicChica
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2009, 03:37:07 PM »

Wing - should be deep fried and bitten off the bone, not danced...

Oh, I love the wing. A step where I get to lay across the man and it is totally acceptable.  Tongue  Cheesy  Cool

That sounds like a step I need to learn!   Grin

 Roll Eyes
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2009, 03:52:36 PM »

Wing - should be deep fried and bitten off the bone, not danced...

Oh, I love the wing. A step where I get to lay across the man and it is totally acceptable.  Tongue  Cheesy  Cool

That sounds like a step I need to learn!   Grin

 Roll Eyes
sounds like a step I need to RElearn...
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