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Old 09-16-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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How would you score this?



Who did you like in the video?

Who would you rank 1st?

Why?
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:30 AM   #2
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Who did you like in the video?

Who would you rank 1st?

Why?

Isaiah, Spike, Eric, Michael

southern song favors southern dancers, video makes it hard to see everyone for more than just a little bit

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video makes it hard to see everyone for more than just a little bit
True!

Why Isaiah over Spike?
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:54 AM   #4
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True!

Why Isaiah over Spike?
Very hard to score from the limited view and up close shots. Bob's got fresh moves, but cant tell, maybe spike wasnt "On screen" enough to say. Iowaboy venture a score that I cant argue with, but I can t judge from the limited views.
I like a wide view so I can catch the tempo, flare and timing of the "FELLAS".
P.S. Nasty song, that always plays a role. Knowledge is power!! or in this case good moves.
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I just saw this.

I believe there were too many dancers to directly compare but I saw a lot of "cruising" until around the two minute mark.

I like the one guy that looked old school Oklahoma with jingle bells and a feather roach but that's just an appearance/style preference.

Finally, I do think that any semblance of advanced footwook is going away and we're seeing a lot of sliding, jumping, halftime steps, spins and skates. Thats fine, as everything evolves, but we've reached a point wherein anyone who does it in the manner that I appreciate would be the one that stands out as odd.

I'm not sure how I feel about that.
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I just saw this.

I believe there were too many dancers to directly compare but I saw a lot of "cruising" until around the two minute mark.

I like the one guy that looked old school Oklahoma with jingle bells and a feather roach but that's just an appearance/style preference.

Finally, I do think that any semblance of advanced footwook is going away and we're seeing a lot of sliding, jumping, halftime steps, spins and skates. Thats fine, as everything evolves, but we've reached a point wherein anyone who does it in the manner that I appreciate would be the one that stands out as odd.

I'm not sure how I feel about that.
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Now don't hit the floor everyone, but I have to agree with Zeke mostly on this, regarding footwork, and would also add a lot of missing of the power beats and poor timing. But hey, they're still miles better than my old decrepitated backside. Other than that Way to many dancers way too little time.

Now judging by what I was able to see, I would vote the dancer in the upper right hand corner of the screen at the 00:46 sec mark of the video. the reasoning is he is in the background for a little while and has good foot work and timing, smoothe in style and form.
JMO though.
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I believe there were too many dancers to directly compare but I saw a lot of "cruising" until around the two minute mark.
True that again!


I judged at the Gathering. It is just too hard to judge so many dancers in each group to make it fair. The first 4 top dancers in each group are easy to remember. The rest of the dancers in order are not.
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Dang. that drum beat a lot of those dancers!!!

If it was basketball...they woulda been charged with travelling!!! LOL
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So WhoMe. Any truth in the belief...'you beat the drum, you beat the other dancers?'
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So WhoMe. Any truth in the belief...'you beat the drum, you beat the other dancers?'
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The truth is top dancers go out of their way to learn the songs. When we bring out a new song, top dancers will come to our drum and ask for the CD that the song is on or have me sing it to them until they get it. The next time we sing it, they will be dead on with wicked moves to compliment the intricate drum beat.

If the dancers are not familiar with the song, they will be very cautious, as you see in this video. It looks like they all knew the twist of drumbeats at the end and seemed to all stop on time.
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