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The rise and fall in the Waltz
By PirateSmith
On Sun Jul 15, 2007 07:46 AM

I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the concept of the rise and fall in the Waltz... how much knee action is really involved in it... on the TV shows they all criticize the dancers for not having enough knee bending action.. or they ask for a more deep movement.. yet in practice this seems to be awkward and very unnatural... any suggestions... Thanks Pirate Smith

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re: The rise and fall in the Waltz
By x_sally_x
On Mon Jul 16, 2007 05:39 AM
The rise and fall shouldent look forced so overdoing it would look stupid, however not doing any makes your dance look flat. When i'm doing it it usualy comes very natural as i have been doing it for years. You need to get the right balance between the two. It may seem akward at first but im sure with some practice you should get the hang of it.
Sally x
re: The rise and fall in the Waltz
By PirateSmith
On Mon Jul 16, 2007 07:53 PM
xSallyx Thank you for the advice... I'll keep trying... Pirate

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