Re: Two Step Posted by classic2step 10/28/2011 11:27:00 AM
You can eliminate the beginning launch on the first quick by teaching the leaders to begin their forward body movement on the last slow. This is how we walk and it should be how we dance.
As said earlier the leaders hand on the follow's shoulder was eliminated from most 2-step years ago. It's just too darn hard to initiate turns. Also the double prep went away as well. Thankfully!
Currently UCWDC Triple-Two is unrecognizable to those that learned it as the Shuffle. The timing is the same but almost everything else has changed. Too bad but happy to hear the progressive is still around in Texas at least.
Let's get rid of the oft repeated thought that Foxtrot is in some way related to 2-step. The timing, posture, hold, patterns and floor travel is not even close. The closest Ballroom dance in Tempo is the Quickstep. The closest in technique is Swing. My WCS has some 2-step patterns but that's not surprising since my WCS has elements of many dances from American Tango to International Standard.
I agree that the current UCWDC dances are really American Smooth & Rhythm. If you don't believe this just go to the UCWDC web site and watch the video demonstration of the Waltz, ECS & Cha.