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Re: If my maths are ok
Posted by Anna
11/22/2006  3:59:00 PM
GuestAt. First there are dancers who have been criticised for dancing behind the beat. Dancing is an art. If you are at all musical you won't dance step one, dead on one, or two and so on. If a dancer arrives on what would appear early they can use the bending of the knee to absorbe some time. One pace or step is as the moving foot arrives under the body. So there is a distance to be travelled. The ladies leg is part of the way back on the count of three and. She is waiting for the man now to signal what length of pace he is going to take and she to respond. Then we have the other two beats and steps. They will differ from couple to couple. But if you are a member of a Formation team . What then. Everybody has to be spot on. More robotic.
Re: If my maths are ok
Posted by Anonymous
11/24/2006  9:33:00 PM
"Your focus should be on when your step is considered to have been taken or when your foot is planted (not when to start to move your foot to take the step which I think is why the desciption for when to lower is vague or not excruciatingly precise)"

The descriptions of rise and fall are relative to the official period of each step.

The officialy period of a step does not begin when the foot is planted! Instead, it begins when the moving foot passes the old standing foot, and ends when the other foot passes this new standing foor. Or for a closing step, when the foot is halfway closed.

If you aren't going to use those official defintiions, then you have to adjust the given rise and fall instructions to take into account the difference between the official definitions and the definitions in terms of which you do wish to speak.
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