Re: Foxtrot as displayed on this site Posted by Anonymous 1/27/2006 6:25:00 PM
It's so funny when dancers who've never played in a dance orchestra toss around time signatures ignorantly.
Music has many units. Always has, always will. Sometimes they are easier to hear than others, some are better at hearing them than others. Some dancers are bothered if their dancing doesn't fit the units, others are not.
Those that care either use the wrong amount of time per figure to force fit them (beginners) or use the right timings, and select a combination of figures that fit the music as a group, even if they may have a syncopated relationship to it at some instants - then dance in a way that makes the syncompation intentional and not unfortunate.