Tag: technique

Mechanics

The Cuban Motion

Cuban Motion: The “ figure 8 “ pattern. Cuban Motion is a movement where the pelvic bone moves sideways in a pendulum movement, for then

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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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What’s in a feather step?

An easy question to answer one would think. The technique books tell us

  • 1. right foot forward in CBM
  • 2. left foot forward left shoulder leading preparing to step outside partner
  • 3. right foot forward in CBMP OP
  • Pretty straight forward really, until you start to analyse the mechanics of each individual step and what a forward step means.

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    Technique: A practical approach By Alexander Hoffmann

    It is my deepest conviction that many dancers don’t tap their full potential, and that this is mainly due to monotonous and one-sided training. Many dancers will experience an unbelievable amount of progress if they follow modern and scientifically proven ways of training.

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    Technique: A Theoretical Approach, by Alexander Hoffmann

    In ‘target orientated’ techniques we see a functional movement with a clearly defined target to perform. Here, it is not judged how a movement itself is executed. However in combination sports, technique is not just the means to end on but a means of artistic expression and a criterion for judging.

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    What is Volume? From Benoit Papineau

    As it happens to all teachers and coaches, sometimes I am asked to help a couple achieve what another teacher or coach had asked of them. If the couple is a competitive couple, I am often asked to explain how to create more volume, and I always end-up with the same feelings and questions: Why would volume be so important? How can I help and satisfy this couple?

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    An Analysis of the Centre of Balance, by David Outevsky MSc

    The Footscan can be a useful tool in the enhancement of dance teaching strategies where it can demonstrate the scientific truthfulness of such statements as ‘the weight always remains in the centre during a Rumba basic in place’ or ‘the of centre of weight travels from front to back to front during a forward Rumba walk’.

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    Steve Powell on Quickstep

    By Steve Powell Having been fortunate enough to adjudicate the early sessions of the recent British Open Dance Festival, I was able to witness, up

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