Re: re: ECS - Ballroom vs. Non-Ballroom Style Posted by terence2 3/26/2008 5:01:00 AM
Have a couple of issues with your " take " on the step comparison .
As to turning out, its more of a style point, and of course, the speed of ALL music determines to a greater or lesser degree , the style we wish to impart .
I believe that from your post, you have come to a conclusion, that ALL EC dancers ( B/room trained ) look the same. Nothing could be farther from the truth . have taught EC, WC, Jive et al since the fifties, and hopefully I have adapted the style with specifics in mind
1-- the type of music
2-- the speed of the music
3-- social or comp.
4-- age and ability .
That format has to be observed , no matter the genre .
Creativity has to be encouraged , to the degree of the students capabilities .
As to codification-- the whole point of social dance ( to a large degree ) is the abilty to dance with all and sundry, no matter the venue -- its very nature demands a certain "likeness "-- thats what has made it so successful.