Rockstep Rut

opendoor

Well-Known Member
#23
I would call that a rebote...
Ja, these are rebotes (so as the classical rockstep is also one)

youtube.com/watch?v=7vWnZew9cb4
0:19 small mirrors on either side in double tempo
0:28 the latter of the three back sacadas in double tempo

youtube.com/watch?v=fLjnnJbqns8
2:28 the quick change from left to right foot in double time
 

dchester

Moderator
Staff member
#24
Ja, these are rebotes (so as the classical rockstep is also one)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vWnZew9cb4
0:19 small mirrors on either side in double tempo
0:28 the latter of the three back sacadas in double tempo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLjnnJbqns8
2:28 the quick change from left to right foot in double time
Here is another demo from a class on rebotes.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu7079A-omA&t=7m24s
 

bordertangoman

Well-Known Member
#25
For the record, I don't know what the definition of a rebote is (nor do I really care). The single class I had on rebotes, (which in that class were different from rock steps), left me thinking I had no interest in them.
I quite agree with this this. I cant find a useful definition of rebote.The only rebound I ever learned was a cross lead, where the woman arrives at a cross, doesnt transfer her weight but exits to the man's left in a forward step; and that it was an energetic change of direction, wwith a feel closer to a linear boleo than a rockstep.
 

UKDancer

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#26
I quite agree with this this. I cant find a useful definition of rebote.The only rebound I ever learned was a cross lead, where the woman arrives at a cross, doesnt transfer her weight but exits to the man's left in a forward step; and that it was an energetic change of direction, wwith a feel closer to a linear boleo than a rockstep.
I don't want to try and turn this into another 'crossover' discussion, but there is a useful parallel to draw with a Latin 'checked forward walk' (at least for leading these steps). It gives me an off-the-shelf understanding of the essential difference between taking a step which I intend to reverse, and one where I intend to come over the standing foot into another. It has a lot to do with dividing body weight, and using muscle effort in the legs to cause the torso to make quite small but definite movements between the feet.
 
#27
I always start off a rockstep with the right foot. I know why this is - when I started ballroom tango in 1962, that was the way I was taught. Now rocking on the left just seems awkward.
 

newbie

Well-Known Member
#28
I do rock steps with the left foot when starting like a "6" of the 8CB, and with the right foot when starting from a "3". In each case I turn CCW.
 

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