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Re: How it has changed
Posted by Anonymous
4/5/2007  10:34:00 AM
"But for the life of me I cannot figure out how you can say the body, the body being that part above the hips, I think that to you is your body."

In some cases that would be true.

But it's simple enough to figure out when the discussion is over the difference between what the body does vs what the feet or legs do, that the body is everything except the feet and legs.

"With your knees bent to an angle of 45 degrees how do you get your weight over the front of your base to be the furtherest part forward without toppling over."

By keeping moving and driving towards where the next foot will land (although it is not yet there). You obviously cannot stop in this projected, which is to say off balance, position, but you do have to go through it if you wish to accomplish the character of the dances other than tango.

"By all means drive your spine which is your centre forward but it will never overtake your foot."

You are looking at it the wrong way around. It starts out ahead of the foot. The foot then catches up and overtakes it.
Re: How it has changed
Posted by NtFalling
4/5/2007  6:50:00 PM
Anonymous. Sir. Your weight goes from your heel to the ball of the foot. For want of a better and for this only that is where the body will stop and the foot goes ahead. i did say ahead and not behind the body.
Re: How it has changed
Posted by Anonymous
4/5/2007  9:33:00 PM
"Anonymous. Sir. Your weight goes from your heel to the ball of the foot. For want of a better and for this only that is where the body will stop and the foot goes ahead. i did say ahead and not behind the body."

DEAD WRONG!

The weight does not stop in the ball of the foot - it keeps right on going PAST the foot.

If the weight stopped in the ball of the foot, then the movement would be in stops and starsts. Anybody can see that this is not the character of the swing dances - they have continued smooth movement!
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