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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2009, 05:48:05 PM »

The Waves......was original danced more curved then it is done today outlining a sound wave.

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so is that something to aim for?  It still has a wavy feel to it if the woman 'swings' (is that the right term??) left to right and back.
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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2009, 01:42:53 PM »

The Waves......was original danced more curved then it is done today outlining a sound wave.

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so is that something to aim for?  It still has a wavy feel to it if the woman 'swings' (is that the right term??) left to right and back.


We all danced the original Reverse Wave for a while (the real wave look and inside instead of outside). It is a little more challenging then the way it is done today. It also moves less as it is not stretched out as in a linear way of dancing it.
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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2009, 01:45:10 PM »


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


OK, can any of you guess what the "penguins" are?
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2009, 01:53:11 PM »

I know what the penguins are! They're the polar bear's feet on a Canadian two dollar coin! Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2009, 03:15:23 PM »

I thought you were going to say that they are the diddy polar bears of the Antartic!


But what ARE (dance) penguins?  Actually reminds me of a rumba walk...
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2009, 03:52:59 PM »

It's a popular step in Standard.

I am not sure you have danced them as of yet. I am sure you pro does them or have done them at one time. Wink
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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2009, 04:02:28 PM »

awe man ..... so should I ask Polina? will she know?

I am sure Polina have danced them....but she may not know them by that name Wink
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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2009, 10:54:04 PM »

Hmmm...penguins trip over their feet, and I trip over mine Roll Eyes...
No idea what they are!

Any clues where the hockey stick came from? I can't really picture the step looking like a hockey stick, maybe I need a birds eye view of the step.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2009, 12:03:09 AM »

Hmmm...penguins trip over their feet, and I trip over mine Roll Eyes...
No idea what they are!

It is a popular step that a top pro rename during a video taping in Japan. He was tired as he had done 10 hours of filming. The real name of the step starts with a "P" as well and is done in Quickstep.

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Any clues where the hockey stick came from? I can't really picture the step looking like a hockey stick, maybe I need a birds eye view of the step.  Roll Eyes

You will need a birds eye view to see the Hockey Stick. You can also see the image another way. If you have a rope put it on the floor so that it outlines the shape of a hockey stick. Now have the lady dance her steps following the outline of the rope. There you go Hockey Stick.

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« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2009, 12:07:23 AM »

I don't dance international, but have definitely heard the hockey stick one before.

And I think it's a safe bet that Polina knows of most anything you might ask her, even if just by a differnet name. Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2009, 01:00:51 AM »

Now I am curious!
Of course, my QS is non-existent at this point, so I don't know the answer!
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« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2009, 01:28:39 AM »

Hmmm...penguins trip over their feet, and I trip over mine Roll Eyes...
No idea what they are!

It is a popular step that a top pro rename during a video taping in Japan. He was tired as he had done 10 hours of filming. The real name of the step starts with a "P" as well and is done in Quickstep.

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Any clues where the hockey stick came from? I can't really picture the step looking like a hockey stick, maybe I need a birds eye view of the step.  Roll Eyes

You will need a birds eye view to see the Hockey Stick. You can also see the image another way. If you have a rope put it on the floor so that it outlines the shape of a hockey stick. Now have the lady dance her steps following the outline of the rope. There you go Hockey Stick.

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It's probably worth it to point out that the hockey stick referred to in the step is an ice hockey stick; my pro is South African, and he was telling me not too long ago that when he first learned that step (and for years afterwards) he was really confused as to why it was called that because apparently field hockey sticks in South Africa are much more curved than ice hockey sticks.  Since they don't have ice hockey in South Africa, he didn't know what shape the step was referring to.  It wasn't until he moved to the States that he got the connection. Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2009, 02:25:46 AM »

interesting tidbit! 
reminds me of growing up in england and hearing that song 'Poison Ivy' and wondering what on earth it was about (we don't have poison ivy and english ivy, which is common here too is not poisonous) Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2009, 02:37:32 AM »

Yeah, he had me cracking up telling me the story--especially the part where he realized what an ice hockey stick looked like and made the connection!  LOL...

I don't know if this discrepancy between hockey stick shapes is the case in Australia, but just in case it is, I figured that might be a useful bit of information for the Down Under faction. Tongue
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« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2009, 02:41:22 AM »

Ok...I was thinking Australian hockey...field hockey?
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