The call boards are lighting up for this one! For this edition of Party Line we are blessed to be joined by Chicago's own Jamie 326! ☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎ Jamie is known for his heavy hitting dance edits, productions and delivering deep jacking sets infused with Chicago dance classics. We cannot wait to hear what he does with an extended set in a raw Brooklyn warehouse! ☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎☎ Also joining the Party Line is local operator Ivan Monegro (Dope Jams/Turntable Lab)
Ian Friday presents Global Soul Music Live featuring Libation resident DJ Ian Friday and special guest Global Superstar DjeffAfrozila. Opening set by Sankofa Soul's DJ Sres. This night also features a live performance by Maritri Garrett singing her hit song "Angel in Disguise".
This will be an epic event!!
Admission is $15
DJ Lineup: Ian Friday (Libation) Djeff Afrozilla Sres (Sankofa Soul)
Learn more & join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1625552831050860/
Be sure to scroll down for info about Saturday & Sunday after hours! They are in different locations! Saturday Morning, October 3rd , STARTING at 4am-2pm
BUSHWICK A/V ROOFTOP AFTERHOURS
Bushwick A/V continues our rooftop summer series featuring our city's fnest sonic seekers and lovers meshing in beautiful broad daylight. Boozy , and succulent BBQ keep you going all morning into afternoon on an immaculately decorated rooftop in Brooklyn. Join us and let's unleash all of our passions together.
You MUST RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for location & details
DJ Lineup: Andrew Emil (Change Request, Four Play Music, Gramaphone Records) - Chicago Anderson Noise (Noise Music) - Brazil Chris Sanabria (DKDS) - Birthday Set Carlos Alkalina (Audiolism NY) Gio Gulez (TBA Brooklyn, Bushwick A/V) Birthday Set Myroslaw Bytz (Secret Guests, Bushwick A/V)
RSVP for the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1629388964016631/
Sunday Morning, October 4th , STARTING at 2:30am-12pm
BUSHWICK A/V LOFT AFTERHOURS
We continue our afterhours series Sunday in our dope warehouse loft for an epic romp all morning. Expect impeccable sound, inexpensive drinks, a beautiful, freedom-loving crowd, a pillowed side-lounge, early morning munchies and of course, some of the most serious selectors throwing down all day!
Tommullan, isn't it fascinating how we can "hear" something but it doesn't click? I find the learning process fascinating. We're lucky that we have have two instructors, male and female for our group class and sometimes one will say something just a little different than the other and the light bulb will go off. I truly admire the patience and creativity of instructors. At least the ones I've had so far; I'm aware not all have that same temperament.
Many years ago (over 40) I took lessons in Johannesburg, South Africa, at Wells Sissons studio. There the classes always rotated partners and there were several reasons for that. First there were many single people who were wanting to dance, and they would have been forced to take private lessons without this method. Secondly, what do you do when you are at a staff Christmas dance, and the big boss asks your wife for a dance, and you feel obliged to dance with his wife? (Or her husband - as the case may be). If you have never danced with anyone apart from your own partner you are quite likely to end up a nervous wreck. And another reason is that sometimes you will understand an instruction in one way when the instructor meant something completely different. I remember once where the instructor (Ted Russell) tried for several months to get me to do something, and I always insisted that I was doing it. One day his wife (Gerda Van Niekerk) saw what I was doing and told me to do the same, but in different words. I did it and Ted said that was what he had been trying to teach me for months. But the difference in words suddenly made it clear for me. That is what a different partner can do - explain in different words how you should be doing a particular step. So I would recommend that you try to relax, enjoy the dancing, and never fear a different partner - it can only improve your dancing and confidence in leading or following as the case may be.
You've already gotten some good answers. Here's another, based on the music, courtesy of one of our local instructors. You may know that music has "downbeats" and "upbeats." The 1 beat is the downbeat; 2 is an upbeat. Cha-Cha (and other Latin dances) is an upbeat (both in the colloquial and musical sense) dance. And it looks different if you were to "break" on the 1 beat. The instructor I mentioned convinced his audience by dancing a simple (American) Waltz box starting on the 2 beat rather than the 1 beat. It looked completely different.
You can start a routine on any beat, there are no competition rules that would prevent that, and obviously none in social dance. However, if you do social dance, start whatever you expect your partner to start, it could depend what the studio teaches. In CC, usually on 1 the man closes the LF to the RF (prep.step), so he can start a basic figure with a back check on the RF on 2.
This is pretty safe, in social dance, as there is no chance to step on the lady's foot (at least not on the beginning) which is the principal law of social dancing. So if your studio has a definite tradition, follow that, otherwise you are safe with this suggestion.
With more advanced followers this is not a problem as they automatically follow, regardless on which beat you start. You may notice that many Latin dancers first dance step (as a preparation step) is on 4 in International Rumba, not on 2. In Rhythm Mambo there is usually a prep-step on 1. Most International Standard dances use the last step of the prior measure as prep-step, before dancing the first figure.
The prep-step, in my mind, serves two functions: 1. Puts the body in motion; 2: helps with counting the beats.
It IS prepped on "1" .No matter the style you were/are, learning, American or Intern.
Re: Music Posted by terence2 9/25/2015 12:22:00 AM
The "free" part at descarga.com is "listening " .
As to actually downloading "free" songs, I would personally hesitate to do so. Being a DJ ( as well as teaching ),I like most DJs, frown upon the free concept..... reason ?.. musicians are never consulted or compensated,, and gain no reward for their efforts.
I'm NOT against "free" stuff, but as they say " there aint any free lunches " .
I would also say that, I think Jonathon is commendable for the access he gives to vids, with no cost .
Yes you did. Thanks. It is clear that the supplier you suggested is legit.
I did not express myself clearly. I was looking for a way to find out what some of these unusual, often foreign looking, websites are legitimate. I found one that had the song I wanted, offering it free in MP3, but I did not downloaded it because I was not sure if it was legal, and was worried about the possible virus threat.
In other words, my impression is that just because it is free it could be legitimate, as long as it is not used for commercial purposes. But I am not sure. If you could throw some light on this, I would much appreciate it.
Re: Music Posted by terence2 9/22/2015 12:10:00 AM
But I DID comment about the "law ". A high profile NYC distributor ( decarga.com ) would NOT be offering that service ,if it were not legal.