Recent content by Juliskamagyar

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    Any tips on salsa styling?

    I find good Salsa styling tips on Youtube videos. Not sure why styling needs to wait. It's like walking and chewing gum at the same time. Our salsa instructor had us adding styling moves the third lesson...adds to the fun. 99.99% of dancers are not there for competition. An aside. Cuban...
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    Dancing for fitness

    I said 'some', not all. Some dancing after an injury or a medical procedure is really stupid from what I read here. Other dance is fine...as mention by a poster, helpful in many ways: physically, motivational, etc. Denial is rampant in most physical activities. Boxing, football, skiing...
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    Dancing for fitness

    I run 5 days a week...dancing is not a fraction as demanding. The exception is free dancing at a club...I never sit down but dance like a maniac for an hour non-stop. I also move all my muscles, etc. Partner dancing? Salsa and Bachata socials are good for fitness. Lessons?.. 'Ok'. Tango...
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    Why Can't I Learn to Dance? :-/

    I only read the first page. I teach guitar. You are not unusual. Someone can show me a hundred times how to tie a knot...I can't do it. Leave me alone with a diagram for 20 minutes and I will learn it no problem. Same with a math problem. I find students like this with guitar...and me with...
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    Effect of the internet on dance

    A fantastic influence! We have hundreds of people in my city taking Salsa, Ceroc, Bachata, etc. through Internet available info...especially Meet Up groups. We are going swing dancing tonight...only know of events through Googling, texts, etc. Tomorrow morning, after a Meet Up hike...we are...
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    Salsa vs. Tango?

    I find the same. I attend both Salsa and Tango group lessons. Bottom line...I find salsa more fun, social and better physical work out. As soon as class ends I'm counting the hours to the next one. Especially Cuban Rueda. Tango...meh. It's interesting to try. I like the music but not sure if...
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    Why Men Don’t Understand Sexism In Partner Dancing

    Ha! What a bunch of histrionic baloney. 'Woman are tired of being dance props'. Not this one. When led around the dance floor by my guy I often want to melt. Yesterday there were about 40 at our tango lesson. Breakdown about 25/15 female. Most women have to poke their male partners with...
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    Can a total beginner to salsa manage to put on a performance with 5 months of training?

    Your enthusiasm will carry you much of the way. One caveat. I was new to Salsa and Bachata but not new to music (I play piano, teach guitar). The musicality of Bachata, which you obviously enjoyed, is fairly simple...almost instinctive. Salsa rhythm can be a bit of a mystery at first. Spend...
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    Is Ballroom dancing expensive? (Article)

    This article is unfocused. What is the topic...cost of dancing, ballroom dancing, competitive ballroom ...? It doesn't really explain. I go to 2 sets of group lessons week and go to dances another 2 evenings. That's 4 evenings and my total cost is about $9. I'm dancing about 10 hours or...
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    Your first trip to Buenos Aires: The good, the bad, the ugly.

    I was in BA in 2008. Not to do with dancing but a medical conference. It is a fascinating city with lots of character. Some of the architecture reminded me of where I grew up in Budapest. My only negative comment was that the city was so noisy. At 3 in the morning the streets were noisier...
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    How do I keep growing?

    On the positive side, the dances you mention have a lot of room for creativity and solo self expression.Youtube is not a substitute but it sure is a welcome resource. I use free lessons on it to learn new steps, style moves, have fun and exercise, etc. All in front of a mirror. This is in...
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    do you enjoy attending competitions where you are not dancing?

    I go to hotel bars a couple times a week to play with friends. My favourite thing in the world as it is so spontaneous and visceral. I play and teach guitar. I never go to a bar/ recital/ lounge to just listen to music. Can't stand it. I want to participate. I will only go if there is a...
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    Rueda was most fun ever dancing!

    The Ruedas we did in Cuba were rather informal. All ages...seniors, teens. We switched in and out of a dozen or so. It was so full of life. No idea what was ever being called but the momentum just carried us along. We took a Casino Ruedo class last evening and fortunately it was also on the...
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    Happy and/or Random Thoughts #3

    Re cars. I've had 3 over the last 24 years...all Toyota Corollas. The current one for 2 years. One break down in all that time. My 2 older ones were still running fine when I gave them to my nephews. When I get another car in a decade or so it will be a...drum roll... another boring Corolla or...
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    Rueda was most fun ever dancing!

    My sister and I just returned from a week's holiday in Cuba. Every night was dancing in the square. Now, all we want to do is Rueda. The most fun we have ever had dancing. There were at least 500 people at some casual outdoor events. We went from circle to circle. For the most part didn't...