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    My jazz/rumba/bolero routine, second performance

    I have to tell you that I've grown accustomed to change. Rachel is instructor number FIVE for me in a little over four years. My first, Cristina, was about to leave the studio and in the process of training my second, Cecilia, when I started. I was with Cristina for only maybe 3 weeks. Cecilia...
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    My jazz/rumba/bolero routine, second performance

    You're welcome, and thank YOU! :) You remember correctly, and I've only been working with Rachel since January. Selena before her was great, and I was really torn up when she moved away, but Rachel, while completely different in many ways, is terrific, too. I love her to death.
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    My jazz/rumba/bolero routine, second performance

    Thank you!!!
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    My jazz/rumba/bolero routine, second performance

    Same routine from June 28, this time at the Boleros Grand Challenge, August 1, 2009. It was officially listed in the program as a "bronze interpretive rhythm" solo. Who knew? ;-) I improved on some of the things I worked on, most notably facial expression, wish I'd done better on some...
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    My jazz/rumba/bolero routine

    Thank you! And was really hoping someone would comment on the music, because now I get to tell a story. :) I made a cassette copy of the original Pousette-Dart Band album, which included that song, from a friend in college back when it came out, ca. 1977. I really liked it, but it was a cheap...
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    My jazz/rumba/bolero routine

    I do routines at just for fun events, skip the competitions. They're not my cup of tea. I'll be attending First Coast, though, at least on Saturday night.
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    My jazz/rumba/bolero routine

    lol!
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    My jazz/rumba/bolero routine

    Thank you! That was my first lift, and it was a LOOONG way from grunting and groaning while getting her maybe a foot off the ground and barely making it around at first to what you see in the video. That had to be at least six inches higher than I'd ever lifted her before, and I didn't even feel...
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    My jazz/rumba/bolero routine

    From Kaluby's Dance Club's Black and White Gala, Jacksonville, FL, June 28, 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4twDW3OUYg This time I get to do the same routine again, at a different venue, on August 1. Mike http://designsbymike.net
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    Samba music from a movie

    Out of curiosity, I did a search for the sheet music and found that the writing credits include Harnick & Bock, who collaborated on Fiddler.
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    YouTube and dance routine music

    I've checked the site out, listened to some samples, including a song I'm already considering for another event at the end of the year, and they sound great. Now I'm really curious to know how much you charge us to use one of your recordings for a routine that would then be uploaded to...
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    YouTube and dance routine music

    Thanks! I've just set up an account, will look into using your service for my routine in December Mike http://designsbymike.net
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    YouTube and dance routine music

    Thanks, Larinda. I had no idea where I should post something like this, figured a moderator would move it if it made sense to. Mike http://designsbymike.net
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    YouTube and dance routine music

    It appears that they're using software that detects the music, because one video was instantly tagged as soon as it was finished uploading, and no human could have screened it that quickly. Anyway, they also specifically state on an FAQ page: "Giving credit does not give you authorization to...
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    YouTube and dance routine music

    As the person at my dance studio who does all the video editing and uploading to YouTube, I've become painfully aware that, recently, they've started searching for copyrighted music in videos, and, of course, most all dance routines are performed to copyrighted music. So far, of the 37 videos...