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#41
If you see the dances more flexible it is very well possible to dance to any music with the moves set of either Cuban or Linear styles. But well, you gotta expand the borders further than most teachers teach.

I tend to interpret it as "different music is suited for different kinds of communicative tension" and the standard setup of Cuban, LA and NY have different standard settings. In some scenes these settings are extremely narrow, in others they are broader. After I discarded these standard settings my dancing became much more creative and I am capable of having great dances with anyone but the most dogmatic dancers.

Dancers who never really came across the concept of personalizing the styles often are either shocked or amazed by that but few are indifferent. Creativity isn't welcome everywhere in the dancing world.
I don't normally agree with a lot of what you post on SF, actually I find a lot of it quite depressing for want of a better word. But this I am in agreement with. After all, you're dancing to Afro-Cuban popular music for the most part. I get a lot of inspiration and stylistic tips as a "linear" dancer from watching Cubans dance.
 
#42
I just wanted to illustrate that it is absolutely ok for both followers and leaders to dance NY, LA, Casino, and switch. It is also ok not to dance...But the important thing is if you do not like something it does not make this thing bad, perhaps you just do not know it well. And if you try at least... maybe you will like it.
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Honestly, I do not know him at all; I found his videos by accident.:)
Yes, but my favorite leads and follows are like this. They dance most of the popular styles and do it musically. Diego is on my top list.
 
#43
It is not about pleasing someone...I just do not understand why you make it so complicated. It is about fun and an open mind for something new. Salsa music is something that unites us, so this is the most important thing. The more tools you have to play with music the better because it gives you the new opportunity. For me, every "style" has their unique flavor...and the more I dance, the more I love salsa because I have more than just one way to work with the music.
Don't forget on3. That would add another dimension too.
 
#44
@Marisha @Offbeat

Well ... creativity ... hard to define.
For me in dancing it means that I take the music, the technique, the partner, the communication and create a whole out of it on the fly with a low amount of standard solutions.
It can be one sided with a strict lead-follow relation or with a cooperative decision making of different kinds.

The interesting part is to include all the elements into a harmonic concept.

Oh, well, and I love dance floor role playing :)
 
#45
@Marisha @Offbeat

Well ... creativity ... hard to define.
For me in dancing it means that I take the music, the technique, the partner, the communication and create a whole out of it on the fly with a low amount of standard solutions.
It can be one sided with a strict lead-follow relation or with a cooperative decision making of different kinds.

The interesting part is to include all the elements into a harmonic concept.

Oh, well, and I love dance floor role playing :)
Not disagreeing with any of above. That is how I liked to approach my dancing from very early days!
 
#49
A dancer dances Cross body with one follower, and in the next video he dances Cuban:)
Well, sort of! He is doing ET2 all the time! It is his style and I respect that though I would imagine a lot of people reacting to it being called Cuban!

But going back to the openning post, I ask myself is his basic action more musical than the others? I look at the first video and I see the guy behind him in black tshirt. Obviously not a very advanced dancer (stylistically speaking) and dancing on1 but I see nothing wrong musically with his basic on1 action. Not to say something stronger! So all these "one style is for more advanced dancers" is really subjective (to say the least).
 
#53
I do not have top list:)
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I think I have now an idea what kind of leader you are:) We like something that appeals to our own style and type of personality.
Haven't seen Diego video yet.

I think it is not possible to tell from the posts or videos of other dancer a SFer posts on what kind of dancer they are.

I have seen Smejmoon dance at multiple festivals. He is very chill (as in cool) lead, doesn't rush the follower, and overall a pleasant lead who dances with a lot of followers :)
 
#55
I think it is not possible to tell from the posts or videos of other dancer a SFer posts on what kind of dancer they are.

I have seen Smejmoon dance at multiple festivals. He is very chill (as in cool) lead, doesn't rush the follower, and overall a pleasant lead who dances with a lot of followers :)
Yes, I see him in my imagination the same way. :)So it is quite possible to make an inference ...
 

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