Faking it...

#61
My style depends on the music and lady as well. Sensual is awesome. I haven't found many women able to really pull that off. Great when it happens. Love that coy look. I enjoy a push-pull type of dance. Look at each other, look away, a whole bunch of tension between us as though neither partner is willing to give in and the tension keeps building and changing and buliding.

So Miss BrookeErin, is tension good for you?
 
#63
:lol: Oh, you're good! I am interested because you are interesting. And I like interesting people. And if she happens to be a gorgeous redhead who does salsa and likes to play on DF, so much the better.

Hmmm. Indiana...
 
#65
Ignoring that untimely interruption :lol: , BrookeErin, here is why you are interesting (in a good way). Your avatar is you having a good, fun time and at the same time quite sexy. Putting it up was bold. Your posts have been playful and intelligent. What really got me going is you not settling for something less than you deserve. If a guy doesn't have the courage to talk to you he is not worth your time. Not in an arrogant way, but self-esteem. That makes you very attractive. And of course this quote: "oh, honey, that's not flirting :wink: You gotta try harder than that..." was mischeivous, confident, playful, and daring. And that was it! I had to move.

See you around DF :wink: !
 
#66
tacad said:
Ignoring that untimely interruption :lol: , BrookeErin, here is why you are interesting (in a good way). Your avatar is you having a good, fun time and at the same time quite sexy. Putting it up was bold. Your posts have been playful and intelligent. What really got me going is you not settling for something less than you deserve. If a guy doesn't have the courage to talk to you he is not worth your time. Not in an arrogant way, but self-esteem. That makes you very attractive. And of course this quote: "oh, honey, that's not flirting :wink: You gotta try harder than that..." was mischeivous, confident, playful, and daring. And that was it! I had to move.

See you around DF :wink: !
Thank you. But how is the avator bold? Most people aroud here have an avatar... I'm just blessed that our salsa community seems to take pictures fairly often.
 
#67
Pacion said:
Is it possible for someone who does not know much about salsa to "fake it" when talking about it? Of course, they can't do this in practice ie. on the dancefloor - unless they are leading and just know a few "choice" patterns.

But, in conversations or even in discussion forums, do you think it is possible? If you think it is possible, why? How? What key things do you think they would need to know something about in order to successfully do so, even if it is for a short period of time? Yes, internet research/googling is included :wink:

If you think it isn't possible, why do you think so? How do you think the person would reveal themselves to be faking it?
Back to the original thread for a minute, kids :wink: .........

Yes, Pacion. Excellent question. I've been contemplating a couple of issues lately (though not directly relating to being a 'fake')...........

I know some veteran salsa legends who have solid 'street-cred' but don't know a thing about some of the things we talk about here at DF (ie. anything congress, the on1/on2 camps amongst other things), nor do they care.......

While there are also people who can quote 'catch phrases' ( :wink: ) left, right and centre while you converse, but when it come time to show true flave, no one is home :roll: ..........

Makes you wonder sometimes :? ..........
 
#68
BrookeErin said:
Thank you. But how is the avator bold? Most people aroud here have an avatar... I'm just blessed that our salsa community seems to take pictures fairly often.
An avatar is some kind of representation of the person. By your avatar we know that you are fun and sexy. This is part of how we identify you. Backed up by your posts. Some people walk into a room and try to melt into the background. You are not trying to be invisible. You are here and a presence. Your avatar is part of that. Anyway that is what I was thinking.
 
#69
good point.... as a counselor, I try to be pretty aware of my public persona. I'm a part of another board which is private, so I didn't really think about posting a pic or anything else. I have no shame about my dancer lifestyle, but perhaps I should consult my inner censor before posting.... :?
 
#72
BrookeErin said:
sure 8)

Why so interested? Planning a trip to Indy soon?
Uhhh. Not now. Too cold! Too much snow!

Actually it was a bit cold in LA today. I even had to put on my light jacket over my T-shirt for a bit! :wink:

Are you and everybody ok over there?
 
#73
well, it's above freezing in the daylight. Where I am, they've cleared the snow off the major roads, but some of the other interstates are having problems.
 

Twilight_Elena

Well-Known Member
#74
Vin said:
How many people that dance salsa know there is a difference between on1 and on2?
Most don't
How many people who dance salsa know the difference.
Most don't
How many could tell the difference if they saw it?
Most couldn't
How many people that dance salsa know what a Dile Que No is?
Most don't
How many people that dance salsa know what a salsa congress is?
Most don't
Hmm. I can answer all these questions with a pretty strong "Well, I do!" but I'm not to be considered a good salsa dancer or anything. I'm such a newbie (only 9 months of salsa, only 1h per week! :shock: ) and you can count the moves/patterns I know using just your fingers (toes not included :lol: ) but I'm willing to learn! What does that make me?

Twilight Elena
 
#75
peachexploration said:
To elaborate on Pacion's response. Dile Que No is associated with Salsa Casino/Casino Rueda styles.

EDIT: In Salsa Casino, Dile Que No is a Cross Body lead. In Casino Rueda, Dile Que No is a Cross Body Lead and a partner change.
.. and partner change? Normally you'd just do a Dile Que No then move into an open hand-hold and perform the next move called or a Guapea basic step. If the caller shouted Dile Que No when you are already in open position then you might change partners *and* do the Dile Que No with your new partner.

Mr. Picky.

Are we faking it today? :wink:
 
#76
azzey said:
peachexploration said:
To elaborate on Pacion's response. Dile Que No is associated with Salsa Casino/Casino Rueda styles.

EDIT: In Salsa Casino, Dile Que No is a Cross Body lead. In Casino Rueda, Dile Que No is a Cross Body Lead and a partner change.
.. and partner change? Normally you'd just do a Dile Que No then move into an open hand-hold and perform the next move called or a Guapea basic step. If the caller shouted Dile Que No when you are already in open position then you might change partners *and* do the Dile Que No with your new partner.

Mr. Picky.

Are we faking it today? :wink:
Well, since the Dile Que No "isn't" called in most cases, the "partner change" is just a "given" depending on the move. And to get really technical, the "actual partner change call" is "Dame".
 
#77
peachexploration said:
azzey said:
peachexploration said:
To elaborate on Pacion's response. Dile Que No is associated with Salsa Casino/Casino Rueda styles.

EDIT: In Salsa Casino, Dile Que No is a Cross Body lead. In Casino Rueda, Dile Que No is a Cross Body Lead and a partner change.
.. and partner change? Normally you'd just do a Dile Que No then move into an open hand-hold and perform the next move called or a Guapea basic step. If the caller shouted Dile Que No when you are already in open position then you might change partners *and* do the Dile Que No with your new partner.

Mr. Picky.

Are we faking it today? :wink:
Well, since the Dile Que No "isn't" called in most cases, the "partner change" is just a "given" depending on the move. And to get really technical, the "actual partner change call" is "Dame".
Agreed. Your original post seemed to suggest the partner change was *after* the dile que no, i.e. dile que no then partner change - i.e. an additional Dame.
 
#78
interesting thread! faking it huh? I'm assuming Pacion was sorta questioning people's dancing abilities versus talk/bragging - which is not quite the same as transmitting information (e.g. from internet research) to anwer some question, which anyone can do right?
Although it's pretty easy to misrepresent oneself or portray a different image than what actually is...but words are so imprecise that personally, I mostly choose to suspend my belief ;) until such a time as my eyes witness the truth :twisted:

So yeah I'm with youngsta/tj/vin let's have DFers certify everyone :lol: just kidding! though I admit to being curious about some (except youngsta, Beto, meagalita, TICA, Big10, and a couple more whom I've seen in action ;0 )
 
#79
Azzey said:
Well, since the Dile Que No "isn't" called in most cases, the "partner change" is just a "given" depending on the move. And to get really technical, the "actual partner change call" is "Dame".
Also you can do a " Dile que No " with a " Coca-Cola " when dancing One-on-One .

"Coca-Cola" is another cuban style turn, the girl tends to turn from right to left grabbing left hand partner and girl with the right hand after doing "Dile Que No".
 
#80
Salsablaster said:
Azzey said:
Well, since the Dile Que No "isn't" called in most cases, the "partner change" is just a "given" depending on the move. And to get really technical, the "actual partner change call" is "Dame".
Also you can do a " Dile que No " with a " Coca-Cola " when dancing One-on-One .

"Coca-Cola" is another cuban style turn, the girl tends to turn from right to left grabbing left hand partner and girl with the right hand after doing "Dile Que No".
Your quote is not from me, it's from Peachexploration. :lol:
 

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