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  Ballroom: Internationl vs American style
American Rhythm, on the other hand, seems to still be moving in a direction closer to its International counterpart.
American style features open work, under-arm turns, open extended lines, etc., while International style requires a close proximity of the partners at all times, and hence can use the concept of a "common center" which allows for a three- dimensional body action in unison that does not quite work for American style.
American Style also includes the Samba, although it's been noted many many times that the Samba is probably the dance with the least amount of differences between AS and IS. In fact, it's been observed that the dance is EXACTLY the same in both styles.
www.eijkhout.net /rad/dance_specific/am-intl-ballroom.html   (2370 words)

 The Generational Rhythm of American Politics
In American history, the pattern of challenges and responses has taken two generalized forms, one in the colonial period when each colony had its own internal politics essentially independent of its sisters, and the other science independence when a common national constitution created a common national politics.
Students of American electoral behavior have clearly shown that there is a tendency for one of the major parties to command the allegiance of a majority of the national electorate for a relatively long period of time.
To suggest that a generational rhythm is clearly apparent in American politics is not to suggest that events move in any lock-step, that the rhythm of every generation is exactly the same as that of every other, or that there are no exceptions to the "normal" rules.
www.jcpa.org /dje/books/am-ch2.htm   (10723 words)

 rhythm. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Movement or variation characterized by the regular recurrence or alternation of different quantities or conditions: the rhythm of the tides.
The sense of temporal development created in a work of literature or a film by the arrangement of formal elements such as the length of scenes, the nature and amount of dialogue, or the repetition of motifs.
Procedure or routine characterized by regularly recurring elements, activities, or factors: the rhythm of civilization; the rhythm of the lengthy negotiations.
www.bartleby.com /61/78/R0227800.html   (281 words)

 Glossary of partner dance terms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term is mostly used in describing the technique of ballroom dances of Standard (International style) of Smooth (American style) categories: Waltzes, Tango (dance), Foxtrots.
In a strict sense, a step, or a footstep, is a single move of one foot, usually involving full or partial weight transfer to the moving foot.
Still another example: the Box Step of American style Rumba may be cued as "forward-...-side-together, back-...-side-together", to indicate the directions of (leader's) steps and their timing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Glossary_of_partner_dance_terms   (2857 words)

 American Rhythm and Blues Influence on Early Jamaican Musical Style
Although this influence may only be apparent in early recordings from the middle part of this century, analysis of the music reveals the true level of this influence and its repercussions later on.
Many rhythms from Africa were transplanted in the Western Hemisphere during the slave trade.
These rhythms, referred to as polyrhythms, are actually comprised of several rhythms superimposed on top of each other.
debate.uvm.edu /dreadlibrary/fredericks.html   (3251 words)

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A slow- to medium-tempo Latin American dance in 4/4 time, which is characterized by sensual, provocative movements and gestures, latin-style hip motion, and playful and flirtatious interplay between man and lady.
A style of syncopated Cuban music influenced by American swing and is danced on an anticipated beat with an accent on counts two and six.
The present form of American ballroom Tango is a refinement of the version, formulated by Argentine cowboys.
www.hertzmann.com /dance/pages/rhythms.html   (443 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: The American Rhythm
The American Rhythm features Austin's “re-expressions of Amerind verse”, many of them published previously in magazines, prefaced by a lengthy and detailed essay arguing that the roots of what could be and was becoming a true American poetry grew not in Europe but in its home soil, in Native American oral traditions.
In the various manifestations of this effusion can be found the underlying patterns, expressing the basic rhythms, of the environment which produced it, of the work which humans perform while in that environment, and of the human body itself as it performs such work.
In The American Rhythm, however, her poems were devoid of such commentary – save that provided in the lengthy introduction.
www.litencyc.com /php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=6729   (830 words)

 rhythm and blues --  Encyclopædia Britannica
American funk and pop band from Jersey City, New Jersey, that was one of the first successful self-contained fl bands of the 1970s.
American vocal group that was among the most popular rhythm-and-blues and soul groups of the 1960s and '70s and that was unique in having a female lead singer and male backup singers.
The song, which became a rhythm and blues standard, was also a huge hit for Peggy Lee in 1958 and was later sung by such diverse artists as Rita Coolidge, Madonna, and the Cramps.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9063492   (832 words)

 Scientific American: Rhythm Method Skips Another Beat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Already the fl sheep of birth control, the rhythm method--which is based on predicting a woman’s menstrual cycle accurately--may be even more unreliable than previously thought.
The rhythm method requires knowing when these six fertile days will occur, and abstaining from intercourse during that time.
In other words, the rhythm method was never really about using science to prevent pregnancy; it was all about luck.
www.sciam.com /print_version.cfm?articleID=000E0489-12B4-1C68-B882809EC588ED9F   (310 words)

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The rhythm of prose: an experimental investigation of individual difference in the sense of rhythm.
Changing concepts of rhythm in the romantic era; a study of rhythmic structure, theory and...1976.
Smither, Howard E. Theories of rhythm in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with a contribution to the theory of rhythm for the...
www.uncg.edu /mus/courses/flmccart/amr/contents/rhybib.txt   (369 words)

 Heart Rhythm Society
is the international leader in science, education and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients, and the primary information resource on heart rhythm disorders.
Its mission is to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education and optimal health care policies and standards.
Founded in 1979 to address the scarcity of information about the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, the Heart Rhythm Society is the preeminent professional group representing more than 3,700 specialists in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology in 64 countries.
www.hrsonline.org   (83 words)

 Welcome to The Dance Scene
The term "International styles" are practically only used by Americans where the speaker makes it clear that he/she is not talking about American styles.
The rhythm was gradually slowed down over time as songwriters of ballads and love songs chose to compose in a slower and more comfortable tempo.
The American Style Tango is a progressive dance moving along the line of dance and uses body movement.
mywebpages.comcast.net /dancescene/dancestyles.htm   (1401 words)

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The RY9 is merely the size of a VHS cassette and can operate on batteries, so you can easily keep it in your guitar case and have it with you whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.
The volume of each rhythm backing part as well as the external input and synthesizer harmony levels can be precisely adjusted to achieve your ideal music mix.
American Musical Supply is not responsible for typographical errors in pricing or product specification inaccuracies in our catalog or web site.
www.americanmusical.com /item--i-YAM-RY9.html   (764 words)

 Encyclopedia: October 25
John W. Heisman (October 25, 1869 – October 3, 1936) was a prominent American football player and subsequent college football coach in the early era of the sport.
Robin Eubanks (born October 25, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz slide trombonist.
Nancy Campbell Cartwright (born October 25, 1957) is an American actress and voice actor.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/October-25   (9812 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
American Rhythm was created by Kerry Meads and Vanda Eggington (who created the hit musical revue Boomers).
American Rhythm soars through the best of 20th Century music, touching down on favorite beats from Tin Pan Alley, the Roaring 20’s, Big Band, Swing, 50’s malt-shop, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Folk, Country, Rock and Roll, Hip Hop and beyond.
American Rhythm is an unforgettable trip through the greatest music of the last hundred years, featuring ten powerhouse performers and a roof-raising band.
www.americantheaterweb.com /show_detail.asp?id=552&show_id=5800326   (116 words)

 San Diego Playbill - Theatre News
American Rhythm will run in a limited engagement, opening July 13 with a definite close date of September 2.
American Rhythm was created by Kerry Meads and Vanda Eggington, the team who wrote the hit musical revue Boomers.
Performances of American Rhythm are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 4:30 and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
www.sandiegoplaybill.com /news/news_lambs_062301.html   (747 words)

 Learn American english pronunciation stress rhythm
If the stress, intonation and rhythm is "off" the listener may not understand the word or phrase or will spend a second trying to figure it out and miss the rest of your sentence.
In spoken American English it is very common to use the simple past tense as an alternative in situations where the present perfect would usually have been used in British English.
One of the normal patterns of American English is that you stress the last content word, the last information-conveying word, of the sentence.
www.americansenglish.com   (12860 words)

 Silver Beam Music - Workshops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Four basic rhythm patterns that exist in old-time music, will be introduced and discussed, and the class will learn simple songs that demonstrate different structures.
Each student will build one rhythm instrument, sandpaper blocks or bottle-cap shakers, depending on the age group, for the first half of the session.
Discussion of the three kinds of musical instruments found in all cultures will; be more in depth, with students listening to samples of rhythms from a number of different areas.
www.silverbeammusic.com /Workshops02.html   (400 words)

 Alan Freed - American Disc-Jockey - Father Of Rock And Roll
These films were often welcomed with tremendous enthusiasm by teenagers because they brought visual depictions of their favorite American acts to the big screen, years before music videos would present the same sort of image on the small television screen.
American teens loved it and racist religious and political leaders reacted with alarm.
In 1978 a motion picture entitled American Hot Wax was released which is based on Freed's contribution to the rock and roll scene, leading up to a concert that was held in New York City in 1959.
www.jeffosretromusic.com /alanfreed.html   (1871 words)

 Collectible and Antique China, American, Homer Laughlin, Rhythm on CYBERATTIC.
Any old Rhythm spoon rest is a nice piece of HLC.
This is the multi-colored winter scene with wide green band-not the red transfer decal.
This was my first sighting of the pretty yellow bird on Rhythm.
www.cyberattic.com /directory/China:American:Homer_Laughlin:Rhythm40.html   (391 words)

 American rhythm and blues superstar Alicia Keys Barbados Jazz Festival headliner in Barbados for Jazz on the Hill
American rhythm and blues superstar Alicia Keys Barbados Jazz Festival headliner in Barbados for Jazz on the Hill
That was the word on Payne’s Bay beach yesterday morning when American rhythm and blues superstar Alicia Keys appeared for a photo-shoot.
Preceded by her towering six-foot, nine-inch bodyguard, “Carter”, and with her mum Terri by her side, the petite Barbados Jazz Festival headliner strolled across the sands and plopped into a hammock, one of the props.
www.caribzones.com /aliciakeys.html   (457 words)

 ipedia.com: Aaliyah Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American rhythm and blues singer who diversified into acting before her death in a plane cras...
Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was an American rhythm and blues singer who diversified into acting before her death in a plane crash in 2001.
Her most well-known movie role was as the female lead in Romeo Must Die, a martial-arts movie also starring Jet Li and notable for its mainstream success despite featuring Asian and African-American characters in the lead roles, and few white Americans.
www.ipedia.com /aaliyah.html   (642 words)

 URAD Competitions
Utah Rhythm and Dance had a very strong showing at the UNLV Desert Challenge this past weekend.
After a two year absence, Utah Rhythm and Dance returned to the Viking Classic held at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho.
Utah Rhythm and Dance just returned from the first annual UC Berkeley Ballroom Classic.
www.cs.utah.edu /~luke/ubdc/Team/Competitions.html   (1378 words)

 Shopping - Main   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In this exciting beginning level video, Bob & Julia continue with the movements associated with the American Rhythm style of Competitive Dancing.
This program is designed for the benefit of both the beginning dancer and the continuing enthusiast.
In this exciting beginning level video, Bob & Julia introduce the movements associated with the American Rhythm style of competitive Dancing.
www.dancescape.tv /paradise/shopping/shopMain.asp?parentcatid=81   (390 words)

 C. MARTIN VIDEO: American-Style Ballroom Dance Seminars
She discusses the differences and similarities between the International and American Styles of the two dances.
He tells how to use the eyes, rhythm, and the feet and hands, and he discusses hand positions.
On this videotape, he teaches a grouping that is adaptable to both the Waltz and Foxtrot, interspersing helpful comments on technique and styling throughout.
www.cmartinvideo.com /amer.htm   (631 words)

 CBDNA - CBDNA - Sounds & Sources - Program Notes
It is based on the syncopations and rhythms performed by military bands in order to allow the "capoeira" dancers (a type of fighting dance/game invented by the African slaves in Brazil) to display their agility in the opening of street presentations during Carnival.
Throughout the piece, the influences of Stravinsky are manifest: in the composer's fastidious articulation markings, in the disjunct melodic shape and in the use and layering of several harmonic modalities.
The initial fragment, an ascending chromatic scale in dotted rhythms is first presented in the 2nd bassoon part at the outset of the movement.
www.cbdna.org /cgi-bin/sounds2.pl   (9987 words)

 Homer's Laughing China,American,Homer Laughlin,Rhythm Directory
China: American: Homer Laughlin: Rhythm: Pre 2000 stock# 663
China: American: Homer Laughlin: Rhythm: Pre 2000 stock# 662
Rhythm cream and sugar with Currier and Ives decal.
www.cyberattic.com /~homer/catalog/China:American:Homer_Laughlin:Rhythm10.html   (355 words)

 Shopping - Main   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This ground breaking program focuses on the basic International Latin dance techniques and principals that are a necessity for high level achievement.
It is designed to benefit anyone who is interested in Latin American dancing from beginning through advanced.
Smooth Elements is a one of a kind approach to learning the technique and isolated movements associated with the American Smooth dance style.
www.dancescape.tv /paradise/shopping/viewVendorProducts.asp?vendorId=152   (1278 words)

 Yale Ballroom Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Most dances are danced in both styles, although it is not necessarily true that both styles (versions) are part of the ballroom 19-dance we compete.
Latin and Standard are the 2 International- style categories, and Rhythm and Smooth are the two American- style categories.
In terms of dances, though, that means Latin and rhythm are paired as two versions [styles] of the same dances (more or less), and Standard and smooth are also the same except for the stylistic difference.
www.yale.edu /ballroom/FAQ   (871 words)

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