Gary Zukav, a renowned author says, “Every intention sets energy into motion whether you are conscious of it or not”. For this article, please pay
Download or read here as a PDF By Frank Alback, editor Len Scivener, Josephine Bradley, Alex Moore, Len Colyer and Phyllis Haylor Beyond the Gold
The Physics of Dance Master Class by David Hamilton Notes, comments and interpretation By Paul Hughes
Further Resources: The Physics of Dance Physics and Dance Alignment of blocks of body weight: Head Upper Torso, Ribs and Back Hips & Center
Twenty-four dance couples performing at the 2011 IDSF (International DanceSport Federation) International Slovenia Open were separated into two groups. Time and speed of movement were analysed during single natural and reverse turns performed during the Viennese waltz. The results are of value to dancers and coaches alike.
Many many times I have heard this from people of all levels. The cause of this I hinted at during my last article. Many articles on these pages are based from a man’s stand point. In this one I have tried to give the ladies view point as well. Normally this is on the inside of an open reverse turn i.e. an open telemark. I hinted at it in my last little bit of writing that caused a “war and peace” type debate with Benoit Papineau.
An easy question to answer one would think. The technique books tell us
Pretty straight forward really, until you start to analyse the mechanics of each individual step and what a forward step means.
There have been more words spoken and written about the Waltz Natural Turn than any other twenty steps combined. Back in 1974, Michael Barr and
As an Examiner, I find that few candidates have any understanding of why a movement is performed in a certain way. They generally can recite the technique as written in chart form, but do not know why some steps have sway and others do not, do not comprehend what a foot position is, have twisted minds (and bodies) as to the meaning of CBM, and generally have a far lower standard of technical knowledge than students had twenty, thirty or more years ago.