Muevete Jueves is back at a new venue and with new details!
- Located at Analog Cafe- 720 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland 97214. Check out the map below.
- Every Thursday, 7:00pm start time! Come early for Happy Hour for Analog's outstanding food, where everything is made from scratch! Analog Cafe Menu
- If enough newbies show, a beginner lesson will be at 7pm. The music starts immediately after!
- I've expanded my already robust playlist, so expect more of the Timba that you know and love!
- State-of-the-art sound system
- The event is still FREE!
(Leaving the women's styling videos up; you'll find them below this week's review)
Leads versus Non-Leads
Leads versus Non-Leads
- Done with the center (of the body): either with shifting of your weight (as with P'abajo), or the angle of the body (as with Dile Que No)
- Arm moves more in conjunction with the body
- Executed on specific beats: Enchufla (1 or 5), Exhibe (3), Vacila (5-8 and the following 1)
- Signals the Follower to turn
- The lead is done on that beat, then arm relaxes
- When led to do a turn, the Leader will wait until that turn is completed before leading another turn; e.g., if I lead a Vacila, I won't lead an Enchufla, another Vacila, etc., until the follower completes the first Vacila
- We'll cover non-leads next week
- Has a "pulse," where you shift your weight to your left or right foot (depending on if you're leading/following, and what beat you're on)
- The arm should never be fully extended; there should be a slight bend at the elbow
- Square up and face your partner
- Followers should be looking for that cue to execute the Enchufla
- The lead brings the Followers forward on the 5-8 and the following 1; the shoulders rotate and angle toward the center of the circle.
- Remember that the hand is lined up with your center on this; you should never let your hand cross in front of your midline, nor should you let your arm get pulled back
Guanabo (pardon my spelling)
(00:18-00:20) Walk across your partner as she completes the outside the turn.
Notice how my right palm is pointing towards the ceiling during the 5-6-7. You can see it from the other angle at 00:46-00:49.
The lead for the outside turn is on the 3. Trust the lead and complete the turn that your partner is asking of you.
Karelia Despaigne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FNnOec-8VQ)
Watch Karelia's free arm. It's either out to the side or she puts her free hand on her hip.
Aisha Gorson in a familiar video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlGYub0YTns)
A third-generation dancer, notice how her arm movements are very subtle and graceful.
The incomparable Maribel Vasquez: