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Old 5th January 2021, 04:14 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by Puppycow View Post
Of course not. But when you watch a music video with human dancers, that's all choreographed and practiced in advance.

When you watch a ballet, they certainly aren't making that up on the fly. It's all predetermined and practiced over and over in advance until the movements are perfected. Isn't that what dance is?

No, not quite. Their steps and movements may be choreographed, but they still have to follow the rhythm. If the music is not pre-recorded, the orchestra may change the speed slightly. There is also improvisational dancing. And in ordinary partner dances, the woman (usually) has to follow the man who's leading, while also keeping steps in sync with the rhythm of the music.

Over the years, I have watched many women being led by men who were out of sync with the music. They are often very good at hiding how frustrating the experience is.
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