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A QUESTION ABOUT ICE-DANCE MOVES

Discussion in 'Moves In The Field' started by FSWer, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    Say,are all the moves in Ice-Dancing (even the ones you see on TV.) Moves that you would see on a Ballroom Floor too?
     
  2. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

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    @FSWer there are a lot of moves in ice dancing, like stroking, footwork and edges - and lifts and spins in free dances - that you would see in other kinds of skating as well. So I am not sure what you mean by ice dance moves.

    There are spins in some ballroom dancing, and lifts as well, but I don't think these are exactly like what you see in ice dance. For one thing, you can't spin on the floor for as long as you can spin on the ice.
     
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  3. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

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    A lot of moves that you see in ice dancing are skating-specific moves, like rockers and choctaws. Those are moves that are made with the blades on the ice while the skaters are gliding on curves.

    Dancers on the floor can't do those kinds of moves because they can't glide along the floor the same way that skaters glide on the ice.
     
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  4. treesprite

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    Are you talking more about the steps and what the feet are doing, or more about things like body positions of dance partners in relationship to each other, the way the dancers hold or touch while dancing, and arm movements? For example, a tango looks like a tango whether it is on the ice or on a wood floor, because of the unique way the dancers move their bodies in relation to one another, and how they hold each other during the dance.