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World of Swing DVD #9 - Secrets of Improvisation
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World of Swing DVD #9 - Secrets of Improvisation

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Barbl Kaufer, Marcus Koch
Intermediate, Advanced
East Coast Swing
Running Time:
88 minutes
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Learning steps means learning vocabulary. But knowing great words doesn't mean being able to tell a great story. You need to know how to tell fascinating stories with your steps. Understand the most important thing about dancing: Connecting your dance to the music. Enter the mysterious world of improvisation! How is music structured? How do you combine your steps so they fit to the music? How do you anticipate breaks? And what can followers do on their own (without back-leading of course)? The secret is out! Understand this crucial aspect of dance. Learn to make your steps fit the music and enjoy a new dimension in your dancing. This will probably be your most important and influential instructional video.

Marcus & Bärbl have been teaching classes and workshops in more than 15 countries all over the world. They were given the prestigious Feather Award in 1996 and 1997, and the International Dance Teacher Award in 2002. Among their many competition titles are: World Champions, three times World Vice Champions, US Open Champions and Rock n Socks Marathon Champions. They are also the organizers of the World famous Rock That Swing Festival in Munich, Germany.

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LJH - July 25, 2015

Very good. Lots of concrete examples about song structure and possible strategies for dancing better - way beyond simply learning standard moves and patterns. Lots of good ideas here that when put into practice will improve nearly anyone's dancing.

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