TSWAT Counting

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    Originally posted by Charlottio on tribe.net.Hiyabr/When I learnt the TSWAT I was taught that to start the move from the Turkish Shimmy, the arms come up over 4 counts and that this should be on the 5-8 count. Therefore when you start the new arm movement swooping down it is on the 1, and it takes the full 8 counts to complete both arms. So it fits nicely within the music. br/br/Recently some of my advanced students have been bringing the arms up on the 1-4, meaning that they start to swoop on 5-8 and don’t finish until the next 1-4 count. For me this jars a little and doesn’t fit so well with the music. BUT am I being a bit too picky and technical? How do you guys teach it? Shoud the move be kept within the 8- count of the music where possible?br/Thanks so much!



    Originally posted by Sandi on tribe.net.I think it looks better that way, but if they start it on the 5, I wouldnt scold them for it. Just keep demonstrating what the differences are, so they can hear it in the music. This is probably where Id go into a little explanation about our jobs as music interpreters. ;}



    Originally posted by Charlottio on tribe.net.Fab. Thanks for the tip Sandi.



    Originally posted by Charlottio on tribe.net.Oooo another question came up this week when I taught this...br/Would you ever go straight into the half turn directly from the cue or would you always do one 8-count of the arms on Performance Angle first?br/We tried out the former to see how it would work and the change of body angle seemed to be enough of a cue... If you wanted to get into the half turns and circling quickly...br/Thanksbr/x



    Originally posted by Sandi on tribe.net.Yes you could go into half turns after doing Turkish Shimmy, walk the arms up and start the TSWA 1/2 turns. Leading with TS is crucial though so the footing can already be there.

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