Is staying on beat important?


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Having said all that yes it is quite common for dancers to not be on time, or have a deep understanding of timing and rhythm.
This is kind of amazing, the idea of being ignorant about dancing off beat - I still don't believe it's possible. How can somebody's perception of the music and understanding of a dance can be so drastically, qualitatively, different from mine?!

And I'm not talking about just being off beat, but dancing to a different tempo - like CBL takes 9 and a half beats to execute (and - no, not getting back on beat on 5).

You think I should just ask next time I see one of them? That might be pretty rude, but there is also a chance I will get an answer that will open my eyes to the whole new dimension of the dance.

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