|Subject: Old style question?|
where should I start?
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Date Posted: 08:48:21 10/29/09 Thu
Here's something that I read on the main message board:
["Some of the Older stuff was harder to do.
In reply to: not "very simple" 's message, "my teacher taught her old set to me. SHe won Nationals with it twice and it was during the "faster/slower" days. And MAN that thing was tricky. Wonderfully subtle bits of rhythm and each piece really had to be right on time." on 23:41:47 10/28/09 Wed
There was less Tricks and more solid dancing. So much of a step can be padded out to-day with various jumps and clicks. Back then it was based on Foot-work and Timing and rhythm and carriage and content of the steps.
As you say the steps are a lot trickier to do correctly and expertly."]
And the more I think about it, the more I wish I could learn stuff like that. Being that adults (and I compete as an adult) are being pushed out of the contemporary (and slow speed) stuff, maybe adults should take ID in a different direction, for us? Incorporating more traditional stuff into our steps?
I don't want to do easy stuff, but if the older stuff was as complicated as those posters implied, then I'd really like to learn it!