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Writer's Block: Mind reader

In three words, describe what's currently running through your mind.

Seit seit rückplatz

What, it's the Boogie Grundschritt and it's stuck in my head, on repeat! I think Grundschritt means basic step!

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schneefink
May. 14th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
It is!
Either that, or we both went to the same dance school with strange words, but my instructor said the same thing - seit, seit, rückplatz, seit, seit, rückplatz. (I mostly prefer Jive, though, because it´s faster xD)
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ladyofsalzburg
May. 14th, 2010 01:19 pm (UTC)
It's most definitely platz they say in class! Then again it might be a difference of Austrian and German err German... haha. Will add in my umlauts now though! Literally its side, side, back step, or that's what you do at least!
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ladyofsalzburg
May. 14th, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
That's true! I haven't even heard half of the words they use in class but I know that when they say certain things I have to do certain moves now. I can't check what it is though as in the book it just says Grundschritt, which is what it is I suppose.
ladyofsalzburg
May. 14th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
I go to Stanek off Schwedenplatz. Am starting to think that perhaps it's a difference between Austrian and German err German haha. mr_picard is German and well you're in Vienna!

I haven't done Jive yet, I'm only a beginner!

Will go add my umlauts now!

Edited at 2010-05-14 01:21 pm (UTC)
schneefink
May. 14th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
I never thought there were differences in dance terms! Well, I guess once you know the steps it doesn´t matter anymore.

Oh, then you probably have the more exciting moves still ahead of you. :)
ladyofsalzburg
May. 14th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
I don't know but it will confuse me when I go home because they'll start explaining stuff to me in English and I'll just be O_o until I see it! I should be Bronze star by the time I've finished this course but I did start with literally the very basics in October!
schneefink
May. 14th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
I don´t think it´ll be a big problem, especially if you have a good partner you can follow and who can explain things if necessary, and in a group you can always watch the others.
I´m curious if they teach waltz differently elsewhere...
ladyofsalzburg
May. 14th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)
Well I don't understand what they say here, but I know that when they say x it means I need to do x move!

How do you mean re waltz?
schneefink
May. 14th, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
That´s the most important thing! xD

We heard of three different forms: slow or English waltz and fast or Viennese, the latter right or left. We mostly did left waltz, but maybe they concentrate on something else elsewhere?
ladyofsalzburg
May. 14th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
Ahhh noo there are 2 waltzes English or Slow Waltz and then Viennese Waltz. In Waltz there are natural turns but in Viennese Waltz you turn both ways, left and right. The natural turn and then the erm... damn I can't remember the word for the other way! Either way, yes you turn both ways in that. I've now learned all there is to know in Viennese Waltz - right turns, left turns and the change step which allows you to change direction and stop you getting so dizzy! However, when we were learning it we used to just spin the whole way around the room but in the one direction. Then when we'd got the hang of that we went the other way. According to my book we did right first then left.. but I'm not so sure! Not that it matters, it was still spinning! Recently we've learned the extra step to change direction but the biggest thing with it is the speed and getting that right. The turns are the same steps, essentially, you just turn the other way so I should imagine that you'll learn it all anyway.
schneefink
May. 14th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
"all there is?" You´ve obviously never seen a waltz formation! They do wonderful spins and everything. I only did the silver medal and that comes later, unfortunately.
I always mention right and left waltz separately because I know many people who "forget" the left waltz because it´s more complicated. ^^
And the only thing I know that makes me more dizzy than dancing fast left waltz is dancing a fast polka. I lost my shoes once! Great fun.
ladyofsalzburg
May. 14th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Haha what I mean is I've learned the steps for it now, how you choose to put them together is a different thing! I think we started left (as that's harder cause I'm sure right is the natural turn) but we know both now so we can theoretically go around the dance floor without crashing. I say theoretically as we failed yesterday because my partner was too close to the wall at one bit and well, long story short I ended up IN the wall. I ache today.

Formation dances look so cool because everyones doing the same at the same time and they might choreograph extra bits but the actual Viennese Waltz steps there are I know, mostly because it disappears from the programme in the next course. Waltz however I still have a LOT to learn!
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