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Old 11-02-2019, 07:45 AM   #26
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Over the next week or so I will be going through the dances giving a brief description and a history of the dance along with showing my 3 favourite versions of the dance by some of my favourite celebs on strictly
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The Jive

In latin dancing, the jive is a dance style that originated in the United States from African-Americans in the early 1930s. It is a lively and uninhibited variation of the Jitterbug, a form of Swing dance

American soldiers brought Lindy Hop/Jitterbug to Europe around 1940, where this dance swiftly found a following among the young. In the United States the term Swing became the most common word used to describe the dance, and the term "jive" was adopted in the UK. Variations in technique led to styles such as boogie-woogie and swing boogie, with "jive" gradually emerging as the generic term in the UK

After the war, the boogie became the dominant form for popular music. It was, however, never far from criticism as a foreign, vulgar dance. The famous ballroom dancing guru, Alex Moore, said that he had "never seen anything uglier". In 1968 it was adopted as the fifth Latin dance in International competitions. The modern form of ballroom jive in the 1990s–present, is a very happy and boppy dance, the lifting of knees and the bending or rocking of the hips often occurs.

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Jay Mcguiness and Aliona Vilani
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:32 AM   #29
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The Tango

Tango is a popular partner dance and social dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plate (Río de Plata), the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay. It was born in the impoverished port areas of these countries, where natives mixed with slave and European immigrant populations.

The tango was frequently practiced in the brothels and bars of ports, where business owners employed bands to entertain their patrons with music. The tango then spread to the rest of the world. Many variations of this dance currently exist around the world.

The tango consists of a variety of styles that developed in different regions and eras of Argentina as well as in other locations around the world. The dance developed in response to many cultural elements, such as the crowding of the venue and even the fashions in clothing. The styles are mostly danced in either open embrace, where lead and followhave space between their bodies, or close embrace, where the lead and follow connect either chest-to-chest (Argentine tango) or in the upper thigh, hip area (American and International tango)

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Debbie Mcgee and Giovanni pernice
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Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:33 AM   #30
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Feel free to share your personal favourite Jives and Tangos....

Tomorrow we will be exploring the charleston and the Samba
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:36 AM   #31
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:41 AM   #32
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Yeah that's a good one nicky
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:43 AM   #33
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also lesson for Tango music for us competing

you need a staccato beat in the music instrumentals


and Argentine Tango's, are suited the best with traditional music, from Gotan Project or Tanghetto (which also has traditional covers of pop songs)
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:14 AM   #35
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Ok so today's ladies and gentlemen we are going to be exploring the charleston and the Samba

The Charleston

At first, the step started off with a simple twisting of the feet, to rhythm in a lazy sort of way. [This could well be the Jay-Bird.] When the dance hit Harlem, a new version was added. It became a fast kicking step, kicking the feet, both forward and backward and later done with a tap."

The Charleston and similar dances such as the Black Bottom which involved "Kicking up your heels" were very popular in the later part of the 1920s. They became less popular after 1930, possibly because after seven years of being fashionable people simply became less interested

A slightly different form of Charleston became popular in the 1930s and 1940s, and is associated with Lindy Hop. In this later Charleston form, the hot jazz timing of the 20s Charleston was adapted to suit the swing jazz music of the 1930s and 1940s. This style of Charleston has many common names, though the most common are Lindy Charleston, Savoy Charleston, 30s or 40s Charleston and Swing(ing) Charleston. In both 20s Charleston and Swinging Charleston, the basic step takes eight counts and is danced either alone or with a partner.

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Alexandra Burke and Gorka marquez
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Caroline Flack and Pasha kovalev
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The Samba

Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance of Afro-Brazilian origin in 2/4(2 by 4) time danced to Samba music

Samba is a dance form that was created by African people in Brazil who brought much of their music and dance culture into Latin America with them upon arrival into many Latin American countries

Presently, the Samba is the most prevalent dance form in Brazil, and reaches the height of its importance during the festival of Carnaval. There is actually a set of dances, rather than a single dance, that define the Samba dancing scene in Brazil; however, no one dance can be claimed with certainty as the "original" Samba style.

A major stream of the Samba dance besides the Brazilian Samba dancing styles is ballroom Samba, which differs significantly

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Danny Mac and Oti Mabusi
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Georgia May Foote and Giovanni pernice
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Charles Venn and Karen Clifton
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one of my more favourite charlestons, my bias obviously that i supported mollie & aj, but also this was at blackpool on my birthday weekend, and they had to open the show and they did that stunningly well
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For me Danny and Oti doing the Samba is still my all time favourite dance on strictly

Feel free to share you favourite charlestons and Sambas

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Good day ladies and gentlemen today on strictly TiBB Dancing we will be exploring the cha cha and the waltz. I hope all the competitors are paying attention

The Cha Cha

Cha-cha-chá is danced to authentic Cuban music, although in ballroom competitions it is often danced to Latin Pop or Latin Rock. The music for the international ballroom cha-cha-chá is energetic and with a steady beat. The music may involve complex polyrhythms.

Styles of cha-cha-chá dance may differ in the place of the chasse in the rhythmical structure. The original Cuban and the ballroom cha-cha count is "two, three, chachacha", "four-and-one, two, three" or "one, two, three, chacha". The dance does not start on the first beat of a bar, though it can start with a transfer of weight to the lead's right

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Alesha Dixon and Matthew Cutler
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The waltz

The Waltz originated as a folk dance from Austria. The "king of dances" acquired different national traits in different countries. Thus there appeared the English Waltz, the Hungarian Waltz, and the Waltz-Mazurka. The "Waltz" is derived from the old German word "walzen" meaning "to roll, turn", or "to glide". Waltz was danced competitively since 1923 or 1924.

International Standard Waltz is a Waltz dance and danced to slow waltz music, preferably 28-30 bars per minute (84-90 beats per minute).Waltz music is in 3/4 time and the 1st beat of a measure is strongly accented.

Like all Standard category dances, Waltz is a progressive dance, meaning that dancers travel along a path known as the line of dance. It is characterized by pendulum swingmovements and incorporates general elements of ballroom technique such as foot parallelism, rise and fall, contra body movement and sway.

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Thanks for all the updates Jake, I am not an avid Strictly watcher so this is helpful
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Great to see Jay and Aliona's jive again, it's in my top five all-time favourite Strictly dances.
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she was early boot yes, but this was probably her best dance she did, this waltz to somewhere
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The American Smooth

The American Smooth can be best described as a form of ballroom dancing with an enhanced repertoire of easy to perform, yet exciting steps. It incorporates steps from three ballroom disciplines - the Waltz, Viennese Waltz and Foxtrot.

How routines should look:

It is more elaborate and creative than ballroom dancing - think Fred and Ginger.

All the basic principles and technique of ballroom dancing still apply, however partners are not required to maintain continuous body contact.

Fluid movements

Erect and elegant posture, in and out of hold

Routines should include:

The ruling on the show is that you must be in hold for 40 percent of the dance.

Routines can incorporate a lift and show shuffles.

The dancers can perform steps such as: lady under arm turns, spins, side by side positions, parallel turns, dips, drops and other variations that would never be allowed in the traditional ballroom dancing.

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Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton
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The Salsa

The Salsa

Salsa is a popular form of social dance originating from Cuban folkdances. The movements of Salsa are a combination of Afro-Cuban dance, Son, cha-cha-cha, mambo and other dance forms. The dance, along with salsa music, saw major development in the mid-1970s in New York. Different regions of Latin America and the United States have distinct salsa styles of their own, such as Cuban, Puerto Rican, Cali Colombia, L.A. and New York styles. Salsa dance socials are commonly held in night clubs, bars, ballrooms, restaurants, and outside, especially when part of an outdoor festival.

In many styles of salsa dancing, as a dancer shifts their weight by stepping, the upper body remains level and nearly unaffected by the weight changes. Weight shifts cause the hips to move. Arm and shoulder movements are also incorporated. Salsa generally uses music ranging from about 150 bpm (beats per minute) to around 250 bpm, although most dancing is done to music somewhere between 160–220 bpm. The basic Salsa dance rhythm consists of taking three steps for every four beats of music. The odd number of steps creates the syncopation inherent to Salsa dancing and ensures that it takes 8 beats of music to loop back to a new sequence of steps.

In some styles of salsa, such as the New York style, the dancers remain mostly in front of one another (switching places), while in Latin American styles, such as Cuban style, the dancers circle around each other, sometimes in 3 points

However, as it is a popular music, it is open to improvisation and thus it is continuously evolving

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Aston Merrygold and Janette Manrara
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regarding Salsa's you can have disco music for this particular dance (as proven that it works, on strictly)

regarding american smooths, you can have american smooth viennese waltz based, waltz based, quickstep based, foxtrot based

still you can't do too much lifts, there needs to be this technique seen in the performance, as well as a good ballroom hold
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