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« Reply #60 on: September 26, 2009, 04:16:23 AM »

Might be able to help if you like. What's the probleme?   Smiley
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« Reply #61 on: September 26, 2009, 03:12:14 PM »

I hate pendulums in the quickstep.  In the social class last night we had them - nobody did it correctly and we all looked stupid bobbing up and down.   Cheesy mummsie

Aaahh, you don't like the penguins.  During a taping in Japan Christopher Hawkins was so tired after a long day that he mispronounced the Pendulums and called then Penguins. Now there are places where their call the Pendulums for Penguins.

I actually use to dislike that step as well. I actually had a problem with all hopping steps. Well, what is a girl to do when she has too much “talent” for hops to be comfortable? Wink  Tongue Wink    It took a long time for my partner and main teacher to understand why I dislike those steps so much. Roll Eyes  Huh I actually had to be pretty graphic for them to get it  Embarrassed Roll Eyes Tongue.......just one of those things that make men and women different!! Cheesy
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« Reply #62 on: September 26, 2009, 04:04:52 PM »

I think I understand Grin

So thats the answer to the penguin riddle - I don't think you ever told us Smiley
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« Reply #63 on: September 26, 2009, 11:41:07 PM »

I have not done that step yet, we just are doing the scatter chasses and working out to keep them small and it helps immensely now to maintain upper body control for shaping so we don't close into the circle.
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« Reply #64 on: September 27, 2009, 05:32:13 AM »

perhaps you should post that in the quickstep topic (er, we do have one don't we Grin)
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« Reply #65 on: September 27, 2009, 06:32:05 AM »

on it
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« Reply #66 on: September 27, 2009, 07:18:07 AM »

thanks Smiley
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« Reply #67 on: November 09, 2009, 03:30:53 PM »

Just got reminded of this one: the double reverse.  Don't get me wrong, I get that it has value, but seriously--it's insanely difficult and doesn't belong in bronze.  IMO it should only be learned when you've got a bit more experience under your belt.
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« Reply #68 on: November 10, 2009, 07:00:40 PM »

change of direction.

IMO the simpler the step the easier it goes wrong.  the problem with this one is for the follow to NOT rise up on the toe.  The lead has a body rise but no foot rise - if you are a little spaced out (where I like to be) its easy to miss...
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« Reply #69 on: November 10, 2009, 07:33:40 PM »

we actually do a DRS in our waltz but in reverse.  DH has to do the heel turn and I get to do the pivot.  It flows beautifully when it works. Cheesy mummsie
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« Reply #70 on: November 11, 2009, 05:12:45 PM »

The "Aida" in rumba.

Local legend claims that Donald Johnson invented this figure while on sabbatical, came down from the Mount, and then presented it to his home-studio, marking them as the Chosen Ones.

NO. He didn't. Laure Haille or someone did. It's a freakin' syllabus figure. Donald's fabulous (if scared to death of me because I went fan-girl on him at STARZ), but he did not invent any such figure. *Especially* not the way the locals dance it.
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« Reply #71 on: November 12, 2009, 01:56:18 AM »

change of direction. The lead has a body rise but no foot rise -

R u referring to the natural sway of the leading (R) shoulder / rotation between steps 1 and 2?
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« Reply #72 on: November 12, 2009, 06:39:59 AM »

Yes... perhaps I should have called it sway ?
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« Reply #73 on: November 12, 2009, 09:58:01 PM »

where does the tumble come in the tumble turn?
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« Reply #74 on: November 12, 2009, 10:27:23 PM »

where does the tumble come in the tumble turn?

Ah, that's when the guy trips on the girl and they roll over and over each other across the floor, hopefully in an artistic manner of course.
 
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