Today 72946 unique visitors 57 active users Logged in as: Anonymous user  
Danceplaza Group
Copy-rights & Disclaimer
Dresses / Tail Suits  
Bright and Elegant dress!!
€ 700.00 Contact us
Black and Green Ballroom dress
€ 875.00 Contact us
VESA dress for sale!
€ 900.00 Fixed price
Hong Kong
€ 670.00 Negotiable
Romantic ballroom dress a flower colours...
€ 1050.00 Fixed price
Stylish ARTI design ballroom dress
€ 1050.00 Fixed price
€ 500.00 Fixed price
€ 650.00 Fixed price
Stunning white ballroom dress made by Si...
United Kingdom
€ 1450.00 Fixed price
Beautiful Dore Latin dress
United States
€ 1025.00 Fixed price
Dresses / Tail Suits  
€ 1000.00 Fixed price
Size: S
Vesa Latin Dance Dress - pink
€ 999.00 Negotiable
Size: Small
Ballroom dress for sale
€ 800.00 Negotiable
Size: S
Dancing Day Italian atelier ballroom dress
€ 1000.00 Contact us
Size: 34-38
The best dress.
€ 100.00 Fixed price
Size: 38-42
Stunning Pink SAPIEL Atelier
€ 700.00 Highest offer
Size: EU 44 - UK 16
Enchanting standard
€ 1400.00 Negotiable
Size: XS-S, 36-38
Classy Lilac Dress with Swarovski Crystals
United States
€ 500.00 Negotiable
Size: US 0-2
Stunning Turquoise made for Blackpool
United States
€ 600.00 Negotiable
Size: 0-6
Original and remarkable latin dress
€ 500.00 Fixed price
Size: XSmall-Small
Looking for a dress? click here
To add a dress click here
Plaza Forum      
 08-23 :: Trainingskamp Cla
 08-11 :: Open Limburg Dans
 01-26 :: Wsi Wedstrijd Van
 01-24 :: Dens Gala: Verkoz
 01-23 :: Danceplaza Café
 01-20 :: Dens Gala Wedstri
 01-16 :: Latin Drill En Bo
 01-14 :: Met Spoed Gezocht
 01-03 :: Nieuwjaarsbal Vri
 12-21 :: Verdien Je Vdn-Co
Danceplaza Links  
Frontpage Archive
Partner search  
 06-09FEMALEKarin Ravljan(39)
 12-07FEMALEElena A(40)
United Kingdom
 10-10FEMALETes Saelman(43) 
 08-08MaleClive Uter(36)
United States of America
Search :: Add
Plaza Events  
Plaza Column
 04-28 :: Let'S Dance Champion...
 08-19 :: Hiring Dance Instruc...
 03-30 :: Latin/Ballroom Dress...
 10-03 :: Opheffingsuitverkoop...
 03-01 :: Odissi Dance And Mus...
 02-21 :: Hairaffair - For All...
 02-07 :: Tedancari Dance Comp...
 06-13 :: Launch Of Free Site ...
 03-01 :: Movement Of Your Bod...
 02-22 :: High Level Internati...
To add a new Plaza Column Article click here
Plaza Links  
 organisations Usabda Northwest Cha... 
 formation teams Standard Formation G... 
 universities University Of Georgi... 
 clubs/studio Dance School Number ... 
 clubs/studio Dance Center Matthys 
 clubs/studio Victoria Ballroom Da... 
 organisations Queensland Dancespor... 
 universities Mit Ballroom Dance T... 
 business Bestlook4u 
 clubs/studio Tanzclub Inn-Casino-... 
To add a new Plaza link click here

Plaza Column - View article
Written by : Max M Ali MD
Date : 06-06-2004
Title : A Waltz Amalgamation by Pierre Allaire
Article: Dancing Tid-bits Issue #185, Thursday, June 3, 2004.

Today's Topic: A Waltz Amalgamation by Pierre Allaire.

I usually refrain from suggesting Choreography or even the Figures because you really learn those from your teacher or technique videos or whatever. However sometimes you get a little routine from an expert coach and you cannot help sharing it with your readers. One such lesson was recently given by Pierre Allaire, the Canadian Guru of Ballroom and Latin Dancing and I like it very much. So, here it is.

Approaching a corner, Men! do 123 of the Natural Turn, end backing LOD. Now we do Chasse Roll. If you have done a Tipple Chasse in QS it is the same type of movement. It is funny that just before his lesson I was working with Petra doing a Tipple Chasse in Slow Fox with a SQ&Q timing and a weave ending. To me, if you put a rolling turn and sway in it, this tipplebecomes a chasse roll.So Men! start the Chasse Roll with LF back and do chasse with a rolling turn to right with a right sway. The timing is 12&3. It is almost a 3/4 of a turn to right. You stay up on Toes on the last step. There is a turning on the last step to face the corner with Promenade poise. Sway is lost at the end.

Now comes an important part. Turning the Lady almost to PP do a Check LF and lowering action on 1. Both partners extend the body line and look into the corner (perhaps with left sway, check it yourself). After the Check,reverse direction and do a Chasse diagonally back 2&3, RLR, no sway.End the Chasse with an Outside Change with a PP ending traveling along 'new line of dance', LRL (lady R, OP and LR). Lady turns her head gradually. Now do a Chasse from PP, RLRL (lady LRLR) and keep the lady in PP to the end. End this amalgamation by doing a "Chair Line" with about a 1/4 turn to left and proceed with a Reverse Movement starting from facing DC.

What is Chair? Good question. Both of you are in PP, weight on LF (lady RF). Men! RF forward and across in PP with a "check" (lady normal opposite, LF). Man transfers weight back to LF and does a slip pivot action stepping back RF turning left. Lady does 2 small pivots RF, LF and turns square to man ready for a reverse action going back on RF. When I asked Mire, why is it called a chair, she put me in this 'line' and sat in my lap. That was a good explanation.

I think it is a very clear andunderstandable amalgamation even for beginner and intermediate waltzers, any style and it was a blow out at the group lesson at Dancesport Academy of Michigan in Dearborn. Pierre and Mireille will be here again in a couple of weeks. I will let you know. Their coaching is so simple and intricate that I just love every bit of it.

A word for all coaches. Coaches are like doctors. If you cannot bring yourself to your client's level you are not good enough, no matter how good you are. Pierre and Mirre are an exemplary example of what a coach should be. Thanks for reading this Tid-bit and c unext week, Max