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OPPOSITION

Posted by Setsuko Tsuchiya on Thursday, January 17, 2019, In : Betty's Blogs 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I reviewed human anatomy tonight. This is the first time in 2019.

First I did a quiz on what I learned about muscle anatomy last year, namely the muscles of the upper and lower arm. I knew the major muscles names and actions, but I really didn't understand these muscles' origins and insertions or their direction (for Swedish massage). The human body is so complicated, especially when studying it in English rather than my native Japanese! My husband, who is a retired physician, r...
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TIMING, TEMPO AND RHYTHM

Posted by Setsuko Tsuchiya on Thursday, January 10, 2019, In : Betty's Blogs 
My husband (and dance partner) and I talked about how to explain rumba today. Our instructor, Mr. Albert Franz, always said what made a dance particular was foot position, rise and fall, sway, contra body (Modern or Standard Ballroom) or Cuban motion (Latin), timing and rhythm, direction/allignment, turn, footwork, and finally, precede/follows, but it is timing and rhythm that seems to give the biggest problem and cause the most confusion in dancers. In my book, IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (...
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