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Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by Polished
9/5/2008  1:49:00 PM
Terence I wonder. Can you think of any other dance where the foot if, it is done in an authentic manner. Is dragged into position. There has to be a reason or a meaning don't you think.
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by jofjonesboro
9/5/2008  2:17:00 PM
That's easy. The Standard Waltz.

Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by Polished
9/5/2008  2:37:00 PM
On every second step. Ball Flat. A dance with long and short stiff legged steps. Their has to be a reason why this is so..
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by terence2
9/5/2008  11:06:00 PM
Yes.. T/Arg, on numerous entries. And the Amer style basic

As to Hustle, there should not be any foot drag , skim ,maybe .
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by Polished
9/6/2008  5:36:00 AM
Terence. I know very little about the Mambo or the Salsa. Looking at the Mambo on Learn the Dances. It seems to be the same that I see danced as a Salsa. Also I see World Salsa Championships. But I don't see World Mambo Championships. Is it being outmoded and replaced.
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by terence2
9/6/2008  7:59:00 AM
There is a huge philosophical divide between mambo ( the forerunner ) and Salsa .

There are those who adamantly believe that they are 2 different dances .

There is an old Cuban saying " All salsa is Mambo.. but.. not ALL Mambo is Salsa " . That makes reference more towards the music, than the dance styles .

There is a World Champ. event in mambo held every yr in Miami.

Salsa has several contenders, primarily because it has no parent body. subsequently, there are at least 3 claimants to the title at any given moment .

There is a gradual return to the more traditional style of the genre ( I have 2 seperate teachers coming to me next week for training in mambo )
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by Polished
9/6/2008  3:41:00 PM
Terence. World wide which would you say is the more popular, or the most danced.
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by terence2
9/7/2008  12:24:00 AM
Salsa........ No contest
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by Ladydance
9/7/2008  9:14:00 AM
Mambo is harder because it is danced on the second beat. Most people end up doing salsa because the first beat is so obvious and easy to dance on. Mambo takes some concentration.
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by Polished
9/7/2008  4:24:00 PM
Terence. The IDTA embraces Salsa. The Salsa championships that have been shown on Cable would have taken a lot of organising. I don't see how you can say they have no parent body.
Personely I'm not intersted in either. But it is interesting to know all the facts.

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