Daily Movement Prompts, Wednesday November 2 edition: Transitions.
How do we do those transitions between moves? And how can we drill them?
One drill idea: *Name* the next move and then *count* to make the transition. For example, you are dancing a Shimmy and you say, “Egyptian, 2, 3, 4.” You would move your arms up on 4, and the Egyptian first right hip would move on 1, the downbeat of the next phrase. Now that you are in the Egyptian, you could say, “Arabic, 2, 3, 4.” Your arms would move down in front of your face and torso on count 4, and your right foot would step out to start the Arabic on 1.
Here is “Golden Gate Mist” by Phil Thornton from his album “Nexus Tribal.” Try drilling your Fast ATS moves and thinking about moving your arms on the 4 count then starting your body and feet on the 1 count immediately after the cue. You might try saying the name of the next move and then counting to the next phrase. https://youtu.be/ttsaCZ2PF2c
Let me know if this helped you. Or, let me know if you are confused and have any questions.