Ballroom Dance > Official Ballroom Song ID Thread

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Larinda McRaven, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Well-Known Member

    Somewhere in Time (John Barry)
  2. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Talk about trying to make a square peg fit a round hole. That piece of music is not a waltz.
  3. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    Is that a joke?
  4. Mengu

    Mengu Well-Known Member

    I think the music is 4/4, so, humorous analogy but no joke.
  5. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    it is not a waltz...more like an intl FT in the spirit of waltz, which is why I should actually make note of it...might be one of the only ones I've ever heard and liked
  6. ballroomdancertoo

    ballroomdancertoo Well-Known Member

    so the consensous is not waltz? but arent the figures they use waltz figures? Im confused. Musically it's 4/4 not 123? Request elaboration. thanks in advance
  7. UKDancer

    UKDancer Well-Known Member

    I liked that very much. Foxtrot with a waltz feel.
  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    it's 4/4... as to figures, not going to go back and watch it again just this minute (maybe later) was a showcase so they may have taken license with some figures, but it looked predominantly like intl FT figures from what I recall
  9. govnu

    govnu Member

    For showcase, great dancers have sophistication to break the music limitation

    At least Luca & Loraine can make Foxtrot fit both Rumba and ChaChaCha, whether they are joking, ask them.

    Link for dancing Foxtrot with Rumba music
    youtube com watch?v=r2BEabWFZBE

    Link for dancing Foxtrot with ChaChaCha music
    youtube com watch?v=jiVu6XyF2Mc

    It is an international standard Waltz performance with Foxtrot music.

    If Judge Judy orders me to give the evidence, I will.:)
  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    right...that is the beauty of showcases by pros
  11. White Chacha

    White Chacha Active Member

  12. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    I've seen a video where Arunas/Katusha and Sergey/Melia switched partners. Arunas/Melia danced foxtrot and Sergey/Katusha danced rumba to rumba music.
  13. ballroomdancertoo

    ballroomdancertoo Well-Known Member

    thanks for the explanation and the videos. I guess I was thinking quite a gap between doing a waltz to a foxtrot timing. but I guess anythings possible - anyone seen a paso to a rumba time? ;)
  14. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    no...but my rumba frequently looks like a paso :)
  15. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    I was wondering why you even thought it was a waltz, until I read the title on the YT page. It is mislabeled.

    eta: I found several versions of this showcase on YT. All were labeled waltz. I don't get it. 3/4 is 3/4; 4/4 is 4/4. One time signature is waltz; one is not. Does dancing waltz figures in 4/4 time make it a waltz? I think not. IIRC, from my limited knowledge of Standard, there is a lot of crossover of figures from waltz to foxtrot. Just b/c there is not a single 3-step to feather to heel turn doesn't make it a waltz, imho; it makes it a less conventional foxtrot.
  16. madmaximus

    madmaximus Well-Known Member

    Probably because the initial figures were waltz-ish...

    I've always liked Sylvia Pitton's movement (I really should get out more and look at YT, but who has time?) and this one's no exception.

    When I hear people say that Ballroom is very rigid, this is what I think they should see.

    I think this is a fine example of using movement to celebrate the music.
    The thoughtful selection of the figures (obviously for deeper expression of the music) were spot on.

    As for fitting 3/4 into 4/4, that's easy--one simply changes the timing around the figures in use (there were some SQQ, SQQ&, and I thought I even saw a SS&---on the NatTurns and Chasses).

    It's nice to see a good couple like this take artistic license (and use figures from a variety of styles---like WF&Q, thought I even saw a modified Cha at the ending).

    Fun! Thanks for posting.

  17. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Well-Known Member

    I don't understand. :confused: There weren't any arguments about Anastasia and Victor's performance not being a waltz; and that was over a year ago.

    I think A & V do a wonderful job of showing the character of waltz, even in 4/4. :)
  18. ballroomdancertoo

    ballroomdancertoo Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that nice video. I dont know, seems like these "mismatch" dances are more enjoyable since it shows more of the character of the that musicallity?...
  19. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    Please Help Identify Samba Music (Bryan & Karen DVD)

    I came across this video series on Youtube by Bryan Watson and Karen Hardy on the samba. You can find one of them (the music starts playing immediately) at Does anyone know the title of the music or the artiste?
  20. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    I can't believe no one knows it.

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