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  • SuzzeQ4
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    Originally posted by jed View Post
    Never mind the drums that sing off beat.
    Agreed. I was asked to sing behhind a local drum once (they were new but still) the one singer sang off beat everytime he took a lead, threw me the first few times. Suggested to the lead singer (friend of mine) that he should be more picky bout who he gives a lead to.

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  • jed
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    Never mind the drums that sing off beat.

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  • shawndaes
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    I must say we have a male Tradish dancer from my area who dances off beat and off tempo but he looks cool. It somehow works for him and he places. Theres no way others could get away with it or make it look good. I'm not sure if thats his tribal style or not.

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  • ndnsooner
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    its one thing to dance off beat when they are dancing at the same tempo, but its even more weird to watch someone dance off tempo. they seem to be off in there own little world, just dancing away to their own song. lol

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  • ajibik
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    I guess what bugs me the most is off-beat singers. Now that can put the damper on a crowd any time.

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  • legalstraight
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    I will get right next to someone and start lookin' all around on the ground, even get out a flashlight if its night, when they finally ask if I am lookin for somethin my response is always the same "ya, that beat ya lost"

    Seriously though, ya I have seen that slo-mo deal for fancy foot work and it looks weird.

    What I can't understand is when northern traditionals are doing a sneak up, how can you tell if they are on beat? Mostly just looks like they are shivering.

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  • superndngyrl
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    me too! I was going to say you have a nice outfit!

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  • buckskin pantyhose
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    Originally posted by homi View Post
    i agree. sometimes you see someone out there dancing away just fine then they try to do some fancy footwork and they s-l-o-w right down. then they go back to dancing just fine again. it's like for a bit there, they were on a time delay.

    Good thing you smoke dancers don't have to worry about that one huh?! :P I'm still amazed at that style...love to watch ya'll dance!

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  • homi
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    Originally posted by ~*~ShanLyn~*~ View Post
    theres a difference between dancing on the other beat and just downright dancing on NO beat.
    like swbreeze said about rhythm....you need to have rhythm!
    i agree. sometimes you see someone out there dancing away just fine then they try to do some fancy footwork and they s-l-o-w right down. then they go back to dancing just fine again. it's like for a bit there, they were on a time delay.

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  • ~*~ShanLyn~*~
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    theres a difference between dancing on the other beat and just downright dancing on NO beat.
    like swbreeze said about rhythm....you need to have rhythm!

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  • zboy
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    lol i can't stand dancers that can't keep in step...i'm a singer and when i get asked to judge thats the first thing i look for is who is in step with the song, because most of us singers know. i understand crow style is off beat i realize that and respect it, but as a dakota and knowing the the traditional style of dance men and women, it gets to me. if i notice a dancer that is off beat and can't get back on before the the first push up is over then i don't pay attention to them the rest of the song and they're z'd from my score sheet...all styles of dancing. if you can't keep in step with the songs we sing then just ask a singer and he'll will tell u and show u how. if ur a judge u need to know too.

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  • meskwaki08
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    Sometimes it's not what you know, but WHO you know.

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  • WhoMe
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    Originally posted by buckskin pantyhose View Post
    I like that....well said! ;)

    I'm with bux on this. It is important to know what you are judging. Some dancers dance the correct style and others dance powwow style.


    There IS a difference.

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  • buckskin pantyhose
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    Originally posted by sate_bo_hone View Post
    Ive seen this happen a few times. However the ones who won were dancing the correct way, even though they were "off beat." When judging you have to know the different styles and which dancers dance a certain way, if you dont know...you have no business judging...lol!
    I like that....well said! ;)

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  • swbreez
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    When I think of off beat I actually think of no rhythm. So Crow style and the other up north peeps that round dance to the "off beat" are on beat but on the off beat. I really don't like it when dancers win that can't hear the beat and have no rhythm.

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