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J&T Rolling Count and "A" More
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J&T Rolling Count and "A" More

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Starring:
Jordan Frisbee, Tatiana Mollmann
Producer:
JordanTatianaSwing.com
Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Genre:
West Coast Swing
Format:
DVD
Running Time:
60 minutes
Release Date:
2012
Availability:
Available
 

 Summary

** Due to the high cost and limited availability, this title is only available on Silver and Gold plans **

Ever been confused when your teacher starts counting "&a1&a2&a3&a4"? Feel like your always just a little ahead of the music while the pros look like the band is playing just for them. It's called critical timing....you either have it or you don't! This DVD breaks down the rolling count and teaches you how to apply it to your dancing. Followers, you'll understand elasticity, and know the count that breaks it down. Leaders, ever realize that a lead doesn't start on "1", but actually the "&a" before it. Jordan and Tatiana feel that this is one of the most important fundamentals a dancer can learn.

Jordan & Tatiana are the top West Coast Swing couple in the world with numerous U.S. Open Swing Dance Championship titles. Their dancing and performances are breathtaking to watch and their ability to teach is unsurpassed.

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LJH- August 4, 2017

It’s presumed by Jordan and Tatiana in this DVD that you’ve heard about “rolling count” already and want to understand and use it better in your dancing of West Coast Swing - so they don’t start with music theory, or musically, or, any discussion of “beats,” but instead get right into talking about “rolling count” without outright defining it as a “thing.”

Overall their efforts to explain how the rolling count is spoken and how you use the “ands” and “uhs” and “x’s” when moving do finally succeed because they talk a lot, and, they give many examples – at slow speed – that make the concept(s) start to come together so that you understand how “rolling count” is a useful tool to get the look and feel WCS “should” have if it’s going to look and feel like WCS and not Lindy, or, just “swing.”

That’s the long and the short of this DVD. It’s not a “learn new steps” DVD; it’s a learn how to do the steps you already know – better – DVD. We weren’t very happy about the music playing during the discussions and we couldn’t decide if it was intentional or just sound from a studio, or, a dance, next door. Eventually we just gradually tuned it out as we watched some sections over and over again to hear what was said.

And, what is said is sometimes very important… When he talks about where your foot should be placed and where it should stay – key stuff. When she talks about how to walk forward and back in a pattern – key stuff. And so on…

If you’ve taken a lot of classes and done a lot of dancing, you’ll see a lot of value here; about six private lessons of material here – although you won’t realize it if you just watch it once and mail it back.

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