Exact set-up for reverse turns

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    Janet Hanseth
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    Originally posted by katie on tribe.net.Hi all, br/br/I will be posting a bunch of nitpicky questions in the near future as Im really trying to refine and clarify stuff as I am going for TT in September, and am also trying to convey Correctitude to our troupe and our teen mentorship group. br/I hope I dont drive you all crazy with these questions.br/br/Reverse turn set-up: br/br/I learned in 2 GSs and from DVDs, and have been doing it this way: Both arms have to come overhead, then right drops down behind right hip for cue to reverse turn. I even have in my notes Carolena saying to create the "lightbulb" of both hands coming together overhead as a prerequisite for this and the propellor / corkscrew turns. br/br/However, I noticed that it often looks more fluid and elegant when the arms separate directly from chest height, depending on previous move, - ie left arm goes up, right arm goes down with gaze to right hip, without first going to the both-arms-overhead-position. Is there any hard and fast rule here? br/br/br/

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    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Sandi on tribe.net.Part of the reasoning for the arms going up overhead is to tell your follow dancers that the next move will either be a Reverse Turn or setups for the Corkscrew & Propeller Turns. The problem with not setting it up is that it sometimes gets mistaken for the Camel Walk, since the same arm plunges down (in slightly different places). br/br/The other reason is, this is meant to be a linear-, vertical-looking movement. It is contained around the center. It brings variety and structure to an otherwise fluid, side-to-side, undulating set of moves. As does the other turns mentioned above.br/br/So, the arms going overhead is part of the move. The Floreo that gets them there is counted in the amount of Floreos in the movement.

    #78849

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Durrah on tribe.net.The Floreo that gets them there is counted in the amount of Floreos in the movement. br/br/How many Floreos are in the Reverse Turn? I cant find anywhere Ive written this down. Thanks, Sandi 🙂

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    Anonymous

    Originally posted by MissTrixsta on tribe.net.There are 5 floreos in total! Theres a great breakdown of this move on Vol. 7.

    #78846

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by katie on tribe.net.Thanks Sandi,br/br/Thats what I suspected. And it makes sense re: possible Camel Walk confusion. I realize that the most recent time I saw the Reverse Turn being used in the non-FCBD way (arms splitting from middle) was in a choreography. It looked really nice and it was what prompted this post, but obviously cues / improv were not an issue there.

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