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Post  CaledonianCraig on Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:32 pm

How about this for a Charleston:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avyd9IVmYMQ
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:31 pm

B4p wrote:Another possible Viennese waltz?

the new duet by Kylie Minogue and Jack Savoretti 'Music's Too Sad Without You'

https://youtu.be/qsb1SuvUT9Q

A definite VW... I think I have said elsewhere that whenever I hear a song playing, anywhere and everywhere, I instantly see twirling or kicking or swaying or hipping, depending on the tune. As Muave said upthread, I see the choreography in my head....

On the subject of the above video, is it me, or does Kylie look a bit unlike herself? Can't put my finger on it but.... maybe some work too far?
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Post  TANGOLERO on Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:25 pm

Ref the "Caravans" theme, I'm sure pretty sure I could imagine a very gripping Rumba done to it. Scheherazade desert setting and done barefoot style.  How could it fail? Wink

Grab a Bar of Turkish Delight, quaff a glass of Spanish cream sherry and sit back to let your imagination loose. lol!
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Post  B4p on Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:48 pm

CaledonianCraig wrote:How about this for a Charleston:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avyd9IVmYMQ
Some great dancing in that musical. Yes, that would be a good Charleston choice I think plus the chimney sweep song maybe?
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:09 pm

I cannot stop quickstepping round the kitchen to this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edffdw0sCm4

*Disclaimer - Any similarity to Quicksteps danced on Strictly is grossly overstated and totally accidental..... *
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Post  allsewnonbyhand on Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:14 pm

diamondsandpearls wrote:I  cannot stop quickstepping round the kitchen to this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edffdw0sCm4

*Disclaimer - Any similarity to Quicksteps danced on Strictly is grossly overstated and totally accidental..... *
lol! I've been doing a bit of mum-dancing myself to this track since Friday- don't think it matches any dance we've heard of! I'll call it the fans' choice Wink
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Post  TANGOLERO on Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:19 pm

Oh dear, TAKE THAT????????. Take a couple of Paracetamol and have an early night. You'll be okay in the morning..... lol!
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:04 pm

TANGOLERO wrote:Oh dear, TAKE THAT????????. Take a couple of Paracetamol and have an early night. You'll be okay in the morning..... lol!

I'll admit they've never been the same since Jason Orange left  Crying or Very sad

The good news is that he (Jason) bought a place about a mile from where I am currently living (for the winter - hence my written vocalism this evening - I am in the presence of wall to wall wifi - yay!!) and has been seen on more than one occasion having dinner at a local hotel, and asked my friend who was in the queue for ice cream at the cafe across the road to get him an ice cream so that he didn;t have to lose his table (he gave him the money - obvs...).  I tried to espy him last winter but, alas, he stayed in hiding (or maybe he only appears in the summer...)

Going back to the song - it's not my favourite, but I am currently suffering from Choreographitis whereby the minute I hear a song a fully finished routine danced by pros appears before my eyes...  And this song is infectious (like a cold), so I find myself trying to follow an invisible pro and perform the steps myself....
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Post  allsewnonbyhand on Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:43 am

TANGOLERO wrote:Oh dear, TAKE THAT????????. Take a couple of Paracetamol and have an early night. You'll be okay in the morning..... lol!

Sorry not sorry!!  Twisted Evil Alongside  a host of others from the  modfather himself Mr Paul Weller, to Adele and Ed Sheeran via the Bee Gees and George Michael, they are among my all time faves. Having a trumpeter as a son means I have also enjoyed a whole lot of brass band and classical music over the years!
I think you would describe my taste in music as small c catholic
Mr Alls agrees with you though Mr T...he says he would rather eat his own eyeballs than listen to Mr Barlow et al Laughing
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Post  CaledonianCraig on Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:50 am

I have to admit I am far more old school when it comes to seeing musical potential for Strictly Dances. How about this for a Jive:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQfidTOTsLo

Viennese Waltz:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yQKDj_V4Gk

Samba perhaps:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tk9yBxj4xw



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Post  diamondsandpearls on Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:22 am

CaledonianCraig wrote:I have to admit I am far more old school when it comes to seeing musical potential for Strictly Dances. How about this for a Jive:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQfidTOTsLo

Viennese Waltz:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yQKDj_V4Gk

Samba perhaps:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tk9yBxj4xw


Well, if you are looking for old school for the jive, you can't beat the original, and the best (not only influencing Elvis but also the Beatles and countless others):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McaemUBvGaA

That Tavares song is a cracker!  And yes, totally Samba-tastic (just been doing Samba rolls around my room to it....  Wink )

Like Allsewn my musical taste is incredibly eclectic and includes the very old (Louis Armstrong in the 20s and 30s anybody?) to the very new - this very current one also has me doing some sort of Latin Fusion impression (I can't decide whether I am Salsa-ing or Chax3-ing, and it doesn't matter anyway as I am doing neither in a fashion that Our Shirl would recognise....!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgdZyvKFJD0
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Post  CaledonianCraig on Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:50 am

diamondsandpearls wrote:

I am doing neither in a fashion that Our Shirl would recognise....!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgdZyvKFJD0

Well Shirl only seems to recognise what Joe does. Evil or Very Mad
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:32 pm

CaledonianCraig wrote:

Well Shirl only seems to recognise what Joe does. Evil or Very Mad

And C raig also - he was waxing lyrical about him on Friday's ITT.  If he had mentioned one or two of the others as well it would have been fine, but he singled Joe out as the preson who had impressed him the most with his improvement (which is rubbish, as he was held up as surprisingly amazing at Week 1 - not to say he hasn;t improved, but he hasn't had a massive breakthrough, or consistently the high standards of Stacey who is also a non-dancer). Grrrr! scratch
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Post  CaledonianCraig on Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:17 pm

diamondsandpearls wrote:

And C raig also - he was waxing lyrical about him on Friday's ITT.  If he had mentioned one or two of the others as well it would have been fine, but he singled Joe out as the preson who had impressed him the most with his improvement (which is rubbish, as he was held up as surprisingly amazing at Week 1 - not to say he hasn;t improved, but he hasn't had a massive breakthrough, or consistently the high standards of Stacey who is also a non-dancer). Grrrr! scratch

I totally agree. I am a non-conformist. When the judges are clearly overly gushing over a dancer and overly derogatory to others then it turns me right off that dancer they gush over. It is like teachers pets - you just could not abide them. Now Joe, at the start, I never knew too much about him and had an open mind about how I would take to him but the gushing judge remarks and Shirley's molestations are a big turn-off.
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Post  B4p on Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:11 pm

CaledonianCraig wrote:Samba perhaps:-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tk9yBxj4xw
The pros used this one week. I remember it was the first time I noticed Flavia and Vincent dancing together
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Post  CaledonianCraig on Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:02 pm

This may have been used before but ideal for a Waltz:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVi3-PrQ0pY
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Post  TANGOLERO on Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:44 pm

At the risk of being totally boring, the best ( for me) competitor waltz ever on Strictly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aWnff_A3Dk
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:49 pm

TANGOLERO wrote:At the risk of being totally boring, the best ( for me) competitor waltz ever on Strictly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aWnff_A3Dk

Oh, whatever happened to the Sleeve Wafts(TM) ? I miss them! And the dress was super-princessy, instead of a bit princessy... We need to get back to more glamour!

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Post  B4p on Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:47 pm

diamondsandpearls wrote:Oh, whatever happened to the Sleeve Wafts(TM) ? I miss them!  And the dress was super-princessy, instead of a bit princessy...  We need to get back to more glamour!
Glamour - yes, sparkles - yes, silks & satins - yes. Sleeve Wafts - no, no, and thrice no ( sounding like Frankie Howard now) but I absolutely hated those things. Maybe in a waltz or V.Waltz would be ok, but at one point they were being used for most of the dances and getting caught in lifts and armography etc.
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Post  B4p on Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:53 pm

Let's all come up with a tune or song from a musical for one of the following:

Quickstep

American Smooth

Rumba

Salsa

Charleston
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:56 pm

B4p wrote:
Glamour - yes, sparkles - yes, silks & satins - yes. Sleeve Wafts - no, no, and thrice no ( sounding like Frankie Howard now) but I absolutely hated those things. Maybe in a waltz or V.Waltz would be ok, but at one point they were being used for most of the dances and getting caught in lifts and armography etc.

No Waltz or VW should be danced without sleeve wafts, but I agree that they are out of place in anything else. Imagine a sleeve waft in a Salsa... affraid
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:35 am

Quickstep -the masters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxPgplMujzQ&index=43&list=PLsTmapmdTR7BvJkLcTX0ve2bu0lFhevje

American Smooth - VW -based AS to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyEOm0RIcWo or a slow foxtrot-based one to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqsrVQfNYPc&list=PLsTmapmdTR7BvJkLcTX0ve2bu0lFhevje&index=163

Rumba - the only rumba I will ever countenance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uRYgVTECdQ

Salsa - This one was the hardest and I had to go to a relatively recent musical: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxON_Z_qPKM

Charleston -This is what swanny should have danced to Wink : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ0Yp-sZrKU
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Post  jingle on Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:59 pm

diamondsandpearls wrote:Quickstep -the masters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxPgplMujzQ&index=43&list=PLsTmapmdTR7BvJkLcTX0ve2bu0lFhevje

American Smooth - VW -based AS to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyEOm0RIcWo or a slow foxtrot-based one to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqsrVQfNYPc&list=PLsTmapmdTR7BvJkLcTX0ve2bu0lFhevje&index=163

Rumba - the only rumba I will ever countenance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uRYgVTECdQ

Salsa - This one was the hardest and I had to go to a relatively recent musical: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxON_Z_qPKM

Charleston -This is what swanny should have danced to Wink : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ0Yp-sZrKU

Thank you Diamonds, I really enjoyed watching all those clips.

I'll confess I've never seen any of the films they come from, I tend to avoid old films and also musicals.  Though I liked the look of that last clip from It's a wonderful life, may try to find a copy of it to watch.
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Post  TANGOLERO on Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:11 pm

diamondsandpearls wrote:Quickstep -the masters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxPgplMujzQ&index=43&list=PLsTmapmdTR7BvJkLcTX0ve2bu0lFhevje

American Smooth - VW -based AS to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyEOm0RIcWo or a slow foxtrot-based one to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqsrVQfNYPc&list=PLsTmapmdTR7BvJkLcTX0ve2bu0lFhevje&index=163

Rumba - the only rumba I will ever countenance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uRYgVTECdQ

Salsa - This one was the hardest and I had to go to a relatively recent musical: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxON_Z_qPKM

Excellent choices D&P, I have the D.V.D'S of Dirty Dancing, Dirty Dancing 2 (Cuba), Strictly Ballroom (I also mentioned "Quizas" which Doris recored as "Perhaps"), "Take the Lead", "Shall we Dance" and quite a few others ....No fool like an old fool. Very Happy

Charleston -This is what swanny should have danced to Wink : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ0Yp-sZrKU
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Post  diamondsandpearls on Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:36 pm

jingle wrote:

Thank you Diamonds, I really enjoyed watching all those clips.

I'll confess I've never seen any of the films they come from, I tend to avoid old films and also musicals.  Though I liked the look of that last clip from It's a wonderful life, may try to find a copy of it to watch.

Gald you enjoyed them Jingle.  There are many people I know who watch It's Wonderful Life every Christmas as it is a truly lovely, feel-good film - beware though, it may bring a tear to your eye (in a happy way...) The clip is from a hand-coloured re-mastered version - the original is black and white.

I grew up watching old black and white films - musical and non-musical and I still love them.  The MGM musicals of the 40s and 50s were a golden age where money was no object for big production n umbers and stars at the top of their game (other studios did a few too).  I would strongly recommend Singing in the Rain (the second AS I suggested came from that) which not only has Gene Kelly but also Donald O'connor who could also dance like a genius. The song and dance He is. And we obey him. come thick and fast and each one is innovative and wonderful. And though I didn't include a clip, I would also recommend On The Town for the same reason (and it has Gene Kelly, Vera Ellen, Ann Miller (all amazing dancers) and Frank Sinatra) and White Christmas (Danny Kaye and Vera Ellen for the great dancing and Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney for great voices). I will leave it there for now so I don't overload - but I have a fair few up my sleeve - we haven't even touched Fred Astaire and Judy Garland!
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