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Re: Hardest Latin Dance
Posted by Mel
3/15/2005  5:24:00 AM
The hardest dance for definate is the Samba i find it really difficult to get the samba bounce. And the eastiest is the Jive it is so fast that you dont have time to thing and its the most fun with the rock and roll lifs and the chicken walks. But the samba can go and jump in a ditch lol
Re: Hardest Latin Dance
Posted by Int’l Latin Competitor
3/15/2005  10:46:00 AM
Jive with it's fast beats and constant moving is the most challenging for us.
Re: Hardest Latin Dance
Posted by kawaiidancer
3/21/2005  4:51:00 PM
Most of them are easy except jive. OH yeah... Whats paso doble?
Re: Hardest Latin Dance
Posted by kawaiidancer
3/21/2005  4:51:00 PM
Most of them are easy except jive. OH yeah... Whats paso doble?
Re: Hardest Latin Dance
Posted by Onlooker
3/31/2005  3:20:00 AM
I agree with the answere that Samba is the hardest of all the dances. We are not talking physical here, but timing and technique. Changing from one rhythm to another, and keeping time and in phrase with the music. For starters. Eight bar phrasing. Try timing Cruzados Walks x 2 and lock. Then repeat. You have a timing of 1. 1. 1/2. 1/2 1. which then repeats 1. 1. 1/2. 1/2. 1. There we have four bars completed . Add four Cucarachas. Give each 1/2. 1/2 .1. That's another Four bars We follow this with Boto Fogos x 4 which are 3/4. 1/4. 1. That is, twelve bars bars all up so far. Who would like to finish this with another four bars of whatever to complete sixteen bars which is two eights in phrase and to start again on our left foot. This is solo practise and warm up. And again if any person thinks that Samba is easy just wait till you do Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs. 3/4. 1/2. 3/4. 3/4. 1/2. 3/4. 3/4. 1/2. 3/4. A judge who knows his stuff will imediately know if the timing is correct or not. Try to get used to the idea that if in your routine which is correctly phrased, you decide that you would like to take some part out that you don't like, say two bars, you must put two bars of something else in its place.
Re: Hardest Latin Dance
Posted by Onlooker
5/19/2005  1:25:00 AM
Anny. Anybody who says that the Samba is easy knows nothing about the Samba
Re: Hardest Latin Dance
Posted by kawaiidancer
5/19/2005  8:29:00 PM
Yeah... Samba is getting harder for me...
Re: Hardest Latin Dance
Posted by kawaiidancer
5/19/2005  8:29:00 PM
Yeah... Samba is getting harder for me...
Re: Hardest Latin Dance
Posted by delightfuldance
5/23/2005  3:41:00 PM
I agree with the rudness of Tango Moon and doubt he/she is a favorite at the dance with that attitude.
Re: Hardest Latin Dance
Posted by chibidancer
6/8/2005  2:20:00 PM
Either Samba or Rumba. Samba has the bouncing rhythem and that's pretty hard. Rumba is so slow and you sometimes need alot of good technique to make it look good.

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