Change in the Modern World

Malcolm Austen

Message 58826 · 31 May 2010 22:02:30 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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On Mon, 31 May 2010 10:13:18 +0100, mlamontbrown
<xxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx> wrote:

> It started off with a question about whether the man needed to start on
> his left foot.
> This was followed up with the question "why"? I gave the best answer I
> could, saying that I thought it was related to when it was more of a
> waltz / polka around the other couple.

I've just read through this thread and see no reason to defect from what I
was taught long ago. In a quick-time setting there is a change of weight
between feet and with that some, if not much, sideways movement of the
body or at least the upper part of it. Of course, the movement is less in
'good dancers' but not all dancers are good! So, which would you like, to
have the couple waddling side to side in opposition or swaying slightly in
time with each other?

Malcolm.

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Malcolm Austen, Oxfordshire, England

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