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Posted by Anonymous
11/7/2008  2:52:00 PM
"Where to start or finish a Reverse Turn is facing the LOD."

No. The correct answer is facing DW, but moving LOD.

The 1/8 turn from DW to LOD is accomplished only during step 1, not before it.

Note that this is a turn of alignment only. The direction of travel is consistently down the LOD while only the alignment really changes.

This kind of changing alignment during step one is rare in the other swing dances (though it does occur), but what must be remembered is that it's only the alignment changing during step one, the travel itself is not curved during step one.
Posted by Russ
10/21/2008  11:26:00 AM
Because we dance around the floor in a counter clockwise direction
Posted by LondonBallroom
11/13/2013  3:51:00 AM
In case the previous response (from Anonymous) causes confusion the alignment of step 1 of the reverse turn is as I wrote two postings ago.

There are some aspects of technique which are unwritten, however these are few in number and general in kind. These aside, technique is by definition prescribed. There is little room for debate over what is prescribed in ballroom dancing about alignment and amount of turn. One simply has to locate the figure in the technique books, then locate the correct intersection of row and column, and finally read correctly what is written. One may have a subjective opinion as to whether the technique should be rewritten, but not as to what it actually says.

The alignments and amounts of turn are basic and crucial aspects of the Viennese waltz. I encourage readers not to rely on information without authority but to seek qualified tuition.


Posted by Anonymous
11/7/2008  5:18:00 PM
"One may have a subjective opinion as to whether the technique should be rewritten, but not as to what it actually says."

You must be new here.

We regularly get into arguments here about what the actual text in the reference books says.

Further, we even more frequently get into arguments about what the literally quoted passages mean.

For example, there's are those here who who still do not understand that the stated amounts of turn are measured between alignments, and that those alignments are of the feet. Neither the body alignment nor the direction of travel will necessarily match the stated foot alignment, or necessarily change when an amount of turn indicates a change of foot alignment.
Posted by Polished
11/7/2008  10:01:00 PM
London Ballroom. Everything you have written is correct except for the exit from the Reverse to the Natural. There after your Forward Change you should be facing diag to centre and not cutting across the LOD on a digonal to the wall alignment. If you did it that way, I take it that you are at the bottom of the long side of the room, you would be heading straight into the corner instead of continuing around the room.
Please don't anybody ask about the Fleckerl's.
Posted by LondonBallroom
11/13/2013  3:52:00 AM
"London Ballroom. Everything you have written is correct. . ."

I am happy to help!

". . .except for the exit from the Reverse to the Natural."

Well, I don't think I passed comment on that particular topic. . . !

Dude . . .
Posted by jofjonesboro
11/10/2008  8:03:00 AM
posting links to websites that are still being developed is not cool.

Well, genius,
Posted by jofjonesboro
11/10/2008  4:38:00 PM
the next time that you have a technical question you might try telling us up front what kind of operating system you're using.

When I start posting links to non-working websites that I know to be non-working then you can quote scripture.

Yes, that's just what I need. A website full of information about dancing on the other side of the ocean.


Depends on your definition of ’working.’
Posted by jofjonesboro
11/10/2008  7:00:00 PM
So, if I'm not a US citizen then my "Embassy compatriots" hated your service?

Then why qualify your earlier claim
Posted by jofjonesboro
11/11/2008  2:36:00 PM
with the condition of my nationality?

It would not be unreasonable to infer from your original utterance that the staff at embassies other than that of the US didn't "love" your services.


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