Recent content by brian1968

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    The start of dance but how?

    Dancing, at the start at least, does not really require any special flexibility. There are some things where being too tight will hurt, however. (e.g. for me repeatedly rotating the upper torso while practising some AT figures can still cause cramps... after years and years of AT) I'd recommend...
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    Contemporary WCS vs Vintage WCS

    Okay, thanks. So, there is no actual technical difference between "vintage" and "contemporary" figures, it is just that "contemporary" here means "stuff that people are doing nowadays" and vintage means "stuff that people were doing previously". As an example, a whip with inside turn - it...
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    Contemporary WCS vs Vintage WCS

    Found a site, which I can't post a link here, being too new, but it can be found by searching for "library of dance west coast swing" in google. Apparently, someone is doing Youtube video sets of quite many dances. A worthwhile effort, I think. He (and she) seem to categorize WCS to...
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    WCS Help, what to do here?

    Ok, thanks, I am going to try that, actively resisting / blocking. And use the suggested dialogue if they start to question what I am doing. As a side note, I talked with a normal follower about her experience with dancing with leaders from that school - she said they have actually got the...
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    WCS Help, what to do here?

    Yes, I guess it would be worth it. I am so conditioned to the stretch of the connection at the anchor that when it is always missing, it makes me lose the stuff. Of course, if that happened only occasionally, I would (after some processing cycles to detect it) do try to do some kind of...
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    WCS Help, what to do here?

    A long time lurker, just made an account to ask a question. So, I have over a decade of experience in social dancing, salsa, tango, wcs, others. Where I live now, there are several schools teaching WCS, and one of those schools apparently has different ideas about teaching the anchor step to...