April 22nd, 2010


Dance of the Day - Rhythm

Rising Star Rhythm from the Seattle Star Ball. Very interesting to watch this couple. They have a very classic (also, outdated) style. They're using genuine American style Cuban motion, including landing on a bent leg (something almost never seen in modern competitions; pros almost always use an int'l Latin straight leg) and their mambo has all the ridiculousness of 50's styling. On the other hand, their swing is fairly jive-like. This is the first time I've ever seen a ballroom competition where they dance swing to actual swing music - normally they use rock and roll - and I've gotta say, the Latin-style moves do not work with the music; normally I love ballroom swing but I kept thinking, "this song would be so much better if they were doing Lindy hop." Overall, I like watching this couple but I highly doubt they won.