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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2009, 03:58:39 AM »

Actually, from your account, tango is zombie walking...
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2009, 12:24:34 AM »

Actually, when one realizes the straight forwardness of it, tango is a more natural walk than the other dances.
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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2009, 05:06:11 AM »

Actually, when one realizes the straight forwardness of it, tango is a more natural walk than the other dances.
really?  when does one walk without any leg swing?

perhaps walking for an arthritis sufferer... (excuse irony)
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2009, 11:52:12 AM »

Actually, when one realizes the straight forwardness of it, tango is a more natural walk than the other dances.
I agree with this.  After my lessons a few weeks ago, Tango is more like walking than any of the other dances.  Using DSV's sister's word, it's "criminal" how complicated some teachers make it. 
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2009, 11:56:41 AM »

really?  when does one walk without any leg swing?

perhaps walking for an arthritis sufferer... (excuse irony)
I don't think I understand "leg swing".
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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2009, 12:56:14 PM »

really?  when does one walk without any leg swing?

perhaps walking for an arthritis sufferer... (excuse irony)
I don't think I understand "leg swing".

the thingy you do in waltz and foxtrot...
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« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2009, 01:05:26 PM »

Well, in Tango, I fall and catch myself on every step, and in Waltz and Foxtrot, I initiate one big fall that takes my body three attempts to catch it.  The way I see it, the illusion of leg swing is an automatic action that Waltz and Foxtrot causes due to the extended nature of the fall.  In Tango, when I fall and catch myself on every step, it's most similar to walking.  Hence the reason it's so easy to stop and change direction in Tango on pretty much any step... just like when walking (DSV, there's your favorite phrase walking into the conversation again!). 
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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2009, 02:30:24 PM »

Well, in Tango, I fall and catch myself on every step, and in Waltz and Foxtrot, I initiate one big fall that takes my body three attempts to catch it.  The way I see it, the illusion of leg swing is an automatic action that Waltz and Foxtrot causes due to the extended nature of the fall.  In Tango, when I fall and catch myself on every step, it's most similar to walking.  Hence the reason it's so easy to stop and change direction in Tango on pretty much any step... just like when walking (DSV, there's your favorite phrase walking into the conversation again!). 
very nice... can you restate this the 'falling' topic ?  For me it really gets the point accross...

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« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2009, 03:12:39 AM »

Well, in Tango, I fall and catch myself on every step, and in Waltz and Foxtrot, I initiate one big fall that takes my body three attempts to catch it.  The way I see it, the illusion of leg swing is an automatic action that Waltz and Foxtrot causes due to the extended nature of the fall.  In Tango, when I fall and catch myself on every step, it's most similar to walking.  Hence the reason it's so easy to stop and change direction in Tango on pretty much any step... just like when walking (DSV, there's your favorite phrase walking into the conversation again!). 

Agreed. And neither is there the rise/lower (not natural to walking) that is found in Fox and Waltz. My partner still cringes every time I say, "Just walk".    Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2009, 11:25:54 AM »

Agreed. And neither is there the rise/lower (not natural to walking) that is found in Fox and Waltz. My partner still cringes every time I say, "Just walk".    Smiley
Why does she cringe? I still have to remind myself every time something gets overly complicated to "just walk".    Grin
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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2009, 11:33:33 AM »


Why does she cringe? I still have to remind myself every time something gets overly complicated to "just walk".    Grin

Well, for some of us, walking is complicated.   Tongue
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