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« on: September 08, 2009, 10:48:27 PM »

I like to make up perverse names for things, dance things included.  I guess we've all referred to rumba as "rumble" and tango as "tangle".  Tonight we went over a bolero step which, according to the DVIDA sylllabus, is referred to as "Curl, Fan, and Lunge".  Well, DVIDA is notorious for their wordy names for things... therefore, I decided tonight that this step will be known as "Curl, Hook, Slash, and Penalty Box".   Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 12:13:29 AM »

*cracks up!!!*  Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2009, 12:34:11 AM »

V6
Fishtail
Waves
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2009, 03:40:17 AM »

lunch to promenade
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2009, 12:39:51 PM »

heh, yeah, the apache throwup is always a common one at any FA studio I've been too. 

My mom calls step one in the FA cha syllabus (roundabout crossovers), the whirling dervish.  To make the woman turn 1 and a half times every measure in their first bronze step is a little tough.  Smiley  3+ years down the road now, of course she has no trouble with it anymore. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009, 12:50:38 PM »

heh, I don't dance merengue, so I don't have to worry about that.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 02:36:34 PM »

heh, yeah, the apache throwup is always a common one at any FA studio I've been too. 

My mom calls step one in the FA cha syllabus (roundabout crossovers), the whirling dervish.  To make the woman turn 1 and a half times every measure in their first bronze step is a little tough.  Smiley  3+ years down the road now, of course she has no trouble with it anymore. 

I remember the Apache throwout!

And...um...yeah.  That whirling dervish.  Took me MONTHS to get it even remotely acceptable.  For a while there those turns went in every direction except the one I was supposed to be going in...
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2009, 03:12:31 PM »

and all I have to do is stand there and move enough for her to spot on me if she wants.  Heh, I know one pro even used to not step the 4&1.  Basically just did one long step to side at right speed to match her.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2009, 04:41:20 PM »

rule # 1. when you are turning - always turn your hear in the direction where you're going.  Wink

your ear?  probably you mean your heart ??
or was that the funny bit???
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2009, 04:42:23 PM »

I was thinking head.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2009, 05:34:57 PM »

and all I have to do is stand there and move enough for her to spot on me if she wants.  Heh, I know one pro even used to not step the 4&1.  Basically just did one long step to side at right speed to match her.  Smiley

Yeah, let's not get started on the man's vs. woman's parts for that particular step... Roll Eyes My pro back then used to just stand there and grin at me while I was pretending to be a whirling dervish.
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2009, 09:04:40 PM »

got it: 'turn your damn head in the direction where you are going'
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2009, 03:03:42 PM »

lunch to promenade

It is actually "Lunge to Promenade". The "Lunge" part comes from the lunging action done in fencing.

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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2009, 03:08:19 PM »

V6
Fishtail
Waves

The V6...........are actually 6 steps danced in the shape of a "V"
The Fishtail......if danced correct will show a rough outline of a fishtail if seen from above.
The Waves......was original danced more curved then it is done today outlining a sound wave.

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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2009, 05:46:02 PM »

lunch to promenade

It is actually "Lunge to Promenade". The "Lunge" part comes from the lunging action done in fencing.

DSV

but DSV - we're talkin' funny names here Smiley so to me its always out to lunch Smiley

And welcome back - hope you had a great time in your getaway place
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