Tag: Ballroom

Mechanics

It Takes Two To Tango

When I was competing what now feels like 100 years ago, Tango was at one stage my worst marked dance. So I spent quite some

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Mechanics

The Dumbing Down of Technique

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.

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