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Re: Government Sponsered
Posted by Cyd
4/24/2009  3:26:00 PM
lluv2 Dance. ZZZZ. I will always answer post haste. But if i can't get through there is nothing i can do about it.
Re: Government Sponsered
Posted by Iluv2Dance
4/24/2009  10:38:00 PM
Morning Cyd,
Sorry about that. It was my silly attempt to be a comedian. I was trying to imply that now I know what was said, I could now go to sleep, having previous joked 'I can't sleep'. Not that it took you a long time to write an answer.

Terence mentioned Charles Thieabault in one of his informative messages. I know that Anthony was one of his pupils.

I always remember Charles, saying - which Anthony has used in the past - is, 'If it's not natural, then it's wrong.'

I remember joking at the time by saying, 'Is it natural to walk backwards?'

The best one I read from Charles was, the answer he gave at an interview having just turned professional. He had previously worked in a gent's outfitters and was asked, 'What was the main difference he had found to working in the shop, to now teaching full-time?. Charles answered by saying, 'I now find that in teaching the customer is always wrong!'

Thanks again, Cyd. If there is any more tips you can remember, please let us know. Kind regards.

Re: Government Sponsered
Posted by Cyd
4/25/2009  1:17:00 PM
lluv2dance. A very good morning to you.
I have a page full of notes i made at the lecture. One thing that was mentioned was. The feet are the artists brush. Not in the technique book, not in mine at least, is the shaping of the feet front and back when turning. This is in Modern. He doesn't agree calling Modern Standard .And also using the words Rise an Fall. It should be Rise and Lower. A few words were said about the music. Music comes first. Figures must fit the music. Only attempt figures within suitability of the music. One i found interesting was the Natural Spin Turn. Put the lady onto step five. It was demonstrated the right and the wrong way and what happens to the following steps if it is not done correctly with the lady not being placed into position. Also do not move down the floor on Slip Pivots etc. again demonstrated.
From the above it can be seen that a competent adjudicator can quickly see these faults and are not taken in by flashy varitations and can at a glance estimate the value of the dancers on the floor. Best Wishes
Re: Government Sponsered
Posted by Iluv2Dance
4/25/2009  10:56:00 PM
Thank you so much, Cyd, for sharing your notes. I believe, Anthony, now lives in Australia, having had a house built on the Gold Coast.
Re: Government Sponsered
Posted by terence2
4/22/2009  9:19:00 AM
The answer is always.. how long is a piece of string ?... there is no definitive answer.

I remember a friend of mine in the late 40s early 50s making a re appearnace at a London venue i frequented ,after 1 yrs absence.... my first question " where have you been hiding ? ".. I will never forget his reply.. he said " Ive been working on my feather and 3 with Charles ( Thieabault )...

I believe when students ask this question, its a relative one.. as good as ?.. fill in the blank .
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