What's Your Favorite Dance?

kayak

Active Member
#2
ChaCha to some of the CW music. The pace is generally slower than ballroom ChaCha. So it isn't as rushed. Then, there are just lots of options for playing with your partner.
 

kayak

Active Member
#5
Yea, Night Club 2-step was my other choice. I love how we can fill a whole floor if there is space or we can fit a pretty small space if things get crowded.
 
#6
Wlatz is what I can do best because it is in ballroom and country. I was looking forward to Polka until we got our routine, whew is it difficult! Cha cha and East Coast are fun too. A good slow West Coast (with the right partner) can be a lot of fun. Each dance has a different character and can be fun for different reasons. I suppose it depends on why you are dancing in the first place.
 
#7
What about Line Dancing?

Am I the only one that LOVES line dancing??

Do you'll do the Drifter and the Cowboy Cha Cha and the Horseshoe partner dances where you live or is it just a Northern California thing??
 

Angel HI

Well-Known Member
#9
As a teacher...International Slow Fox

As a dancer...Argentine Tango, and its family of dances

For just cuttin' loose...Salsa y Cha
 

Steve Pastor

Moderator
Staff member
#10
California:
No, you aren't the only one that loves line dancing. I started with line dancing, and I've found that as I have gotten "really pretty good" at the partner dances (talkin' about over 10 years of taking lessons in a pretty wide variety of both "singles" dances (hip hip, jazz, all the CW partner dances, Argentine Tango), I find it increasingly difficult to find partners who can tolerate the amount of improvising, and just plain dancing to the music that I do now. And, you know, I can't help myself. The music makes me do it.
When one of my favorite line dances comes on, I'm on my own. As long as I don't run into anyone else, stay in my own space, and/or move the same direction as the floor, I can do anything I want out there.
The salsa and swing people talk about their "shines". Well, you can "shine" whenever you want with line dances, and you don't have to ignore your partner.
Unfortunately, after years of doing line dances, you figure out that they are all pretty much the same fairly small set of step sequences, only in different orders. Sometimes it feels like they came out of a random dance sequence machine.
Variations are the answer for this problem. (Please try to be move creative than just doing an extra turn.) I even made up an entire dance - Save a Horse, Not a Line Dance - to the song of the same name.
Vince will probably weigh in again, but I think the "policy" is that it's OK to have side discussions about line dancing.
Kinda like you can throw in some moves you learned in salsa classes when you do Night Club Two Step, and the NC2S police won't ask you to stop it.
 

Angel HI

Well-Known Member
#11
...I find it increasingly difficult to find partners who can tolerate the amount of improvising, and just plain dancing to the music that I do now. And, you know, I can't help myself. The music makes me do it.
This is indeed a problem, isn't it? I enjoy dancing in this manner, as well. Dancing by steps (rote) isn't as much fun, to me.
 
#12
My favorite dance is ECS:D, but most of the others fall so close behind it's a tough call. I also really enjoy a good Rumba (I get a huge kick out of developing that connection with my dance partner:wink:) or WCS if I feel like playing it cool:cool:. I really have to work to get through smooth, I just haven't developed the control that I want to get them right yet. :headwall:
 

Vince A

Active Member
#13
Vince will probably weigh in again, but I think the "policy" is that it's OK to have side discussions about line dancing.
Absolutely OK . . . BTW . . . my favorite C&W dance, though I suck at it unless it's a routine . . . is 2 Step . . . and I too . . . (I hate to admit it) do line dancing!
 

Vince A

Active Member
#15
Oh, NO!
And here you had me convinced you didn't!
Keeps everyone guessing!!!!

You must not be a "real cowboy" either.
Well . . . we live about 12 miles from the "Cowboy Capital of the World," and I used to break horses . . . but after an injury to my back, horses and Harley's are out! I really miss my Harley . . .

I still have many, many pairs of skin-tight Wrangers and lots of boots . . . . I can still fit in the boots!!!!!!
 
#17
All of the above

I find that I enjoy different dances for different reasons - usually the dance I prefer depends on my mood or just finding inspiration in a song that I happen to be listening to.

I love salsa and merengue for the playful and spicy music, syncopations, and flowing hip action.

I love bachata for the romance, the intimacy and moving my hips.

I love Argentine tango for the connection and the intensity.

I love west coast swing for the musicality and the creativity.

I love waltz and foxtrot for that "floating on clouds" feeling.

I would like to learn more ballroom to experience the unique feeling that each of those dances create, as I do mostly social dances.

I do enjoy other forms of dance, such as jazz and modern, but I have found that nothing satisfies me and makes me feel the same way I feel dancing with another person. There is nothing like it!
 
#18
I love line dancing because you can put your own style into it and I like CW music
I love free style because you dont need to worry about a partner
I love West Coast Swing because it is a very interpretative dance and its sexy
 
#19
Hi there,
New to the forum! My favorite CW dance is the Progressive Double Two Step. I have been dancing the Progressive for about 10 years now, which is also how long I have been dancing. I started out taking 3 step lessons at a Country Dance club and while I was there I saw this couple doing the Progressive. Needless to say I was hooked after seeing them do all of these patterns, spins and turns! It was like "Wow" look at them move!
I also do the 3-step, Waltz, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Cowboy Cha-Cha.
The best thing of all? I met my beautiful wife, dancing!

David
 

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