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  Side Lead or Contra Body
CBM is a turning or twisting of the body toward the moving foot.
The man's body is facing diagonal line and wall and his step is down line, "across his body." This step produces CBMP even though the body has not turned during the step.
CBM is also used to begin most turns, and a good way to think about CBM is to think of turning toward the moving foot.
www.rounddancing.net /dance/articles/contra.html   (763 words)

 What is Contra type Dancing
Contra dances are normally formed in "sets" of two parallel lines and go through a certain sequence of figures according to the caller's direction, repeated several times.
Contra dances are generally done to reels, jigs and hornpipes because of their pronounced phrasing, rhythm and melody but contra dancing is also done in waltz, polka, two-step rhythms and to modern country western tunes.
To contra dance enthusiasts, dancing with the phrase and measure of the music, in a variety of formations, to a variety of musical rhythms and tempos, in a social atmosphere and with interaction with other dancers, and dancing with a minimum of voice over the music, it's the most enjoyable dance activity.
squaredance.bc.ca /contra.shtml   (681 words)

 Ballroom Hookup
If you do not use contra body movement, your frame will collapse flat with the lady entirely on your right; with contra body movement, your shoulders should be parallel, the lady should be on your right side but still connected and the step should feel natural and comfortable.
CBM on the first step is important for all twinkles, but the silver twinkle is almost impossible to dance without it.
CBM has the effect of winding up the lady so that she can take a powerful step back and slightly side on 2-and, allowing the gentlemen to effect the larger turn.
www.ocf.berkeley.edu /~dgreen/hookup/get.cgi?article=70   (1699 words)

 Contra Dance Etiquette   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Contra dancing is highly social by nature and provides the opportunity for friendly interaction with an entire room full of people.
Contra dances are family environments and many dancers who cannot find or afford child-care bring their children along from time to time.
Contra dancing is an activity that requires accurate body movement and precise timing in order to be safe and fun.
www.tcdancers.org /etiquette.html   (1083 words)

 Contra body movement position - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Contra body movement position (CBMP) is the foot position achieved when the moving foot is placed on or across the line of the standing foot, in front or behind of it.
The term is a bit wordy, in an attempt to make it self-describing and to stress the similarity of the dancer's feet position with respect to the body as if a step with CBM was performed.
However the most important usage of this term in Ballroom dancing is to describe steps when a foot moves across the standing foot, while the torso moves in the same direction as the moving foot without rotation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Contra_body_movement_position   (185 words)

 Contra body movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Contra body movement (CBM) is a term used in ballroom dances, such as Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, [quickstep[ It describes a specific coordination of the movement of dancer's body when doing or preparing to do a step which involves rotation.
CBM is turning the right side of the body towards a left moving leg or turning the left side of the body towards a right moving leg.
Similarly, as the follower takes her second step (the second "slow"), CBM occurs as the left leg moves forward and the right side of the torso moves forward, causing the body to begin rotation to the left.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Contra_body_movement   (354 words)

 Roca Blanca Dance Studio - Dance Styles
Bolero is a mixture of three dances: Tango (contra body movement); Waltz (rise and fall) and Rumba (Cuban motion and slow Latin music).
Tango is characterized by a close hold, a low center of gravity and an emphasis on Contra Body Movement.
Movement in Tango is stealthy, almost cat-like and has an unmistakable staccato feel.
www.rocablancadance.ca /styles.htm   (2296 words)

 CBM and CBMP in the computer animation of Ballroom Dancing
Movements and positions of the arms and other parts of the body are represented by symbols on either side of the outer staff lines.
CBM is required for the maintenance of the five points of contact between partners during a turn.
This is locomotion of the body in a direction different from that in which the hips are pointing, as distinct from CBM which is locomotion in a direction different from the direction in which the chest is pointing.
linus.socs.uts.edu.au /~don/pubs/cbmp.html   (1539 words)

 CBM and CBMP in the computer animation of Ballroom Dancing
The main barrier to producing such movements has been the maintenance of the five points of contact between the two partners, given the difference in height (and leg length) of the partners, and the high heels worn by the woman, which make for different step lengths of the two partners.
Movements and positions of the arms and other parts of the body are represented by symbols on either side of the outer staff lines.
This is locomotion of the body in a direction different from that in which the hips are pointing, as distinct from CBM which is locomotion in a direction different from the direction in which the chest is pointing.
www-staff.it.uts.edu.au /~don/pubs/cbmp.html   (1539 words)

 Glossary of partner dance terms at AllExperts
Body contact is a style of closed position in partner dancing ("closed position with body contact"); it is also a type of physical connection.
Side leading refers to a movement during whith the side of the body corresponding to the moving foot is consistently in advance as a result of a previous Contra Body Movement or "Body Turns Less" action.
When indicating a direction of movement during a dance, the term "wall" means the direction perpendicular to the LOD pointing towards the wall of the room (possibly imaginary).
en.allexperts.com /e/g/gl/glossary_of_partner_dance_terms.htm   (3685 words)

Counterpoint: from the Latin "punctus contra punctum" (point against point), denotes the compositional practices that are invoked when one writes simultaneously sounding melodies.
Dogma: a body of beliefs, tenets, or doctrines authoritatively confirmed or taught by the Church.
Symphony: beginning in the last half of the 18th century, a composition, for large instrumental ensemble, in the form of a sonata (from the first half of that century).
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~tas3/glossary.html   (3985 words)

 Good contra and square dancing
Most contra dancers dance at one speed and are thus often guilty of finishing a figure too early.
The challenge of flow in contras is more controlled, but there are subtle shifts of flow where the dancers have to direct their own energy.
Contra and square dancing are not just couple's dances; they are done in a set.
www.io.com /~entropy/contradance/articles/paul-on-good-dancing.html   (761 words)

 DanceInfo SA Dictionary S
If the Contrary Body Movement step is with the Right foot, the inclination of the Sway will be to the Right; if with the Left foot, then the Sway will be to the Left, whether this step has been taken forward or backward.
Body line during the Walk movement, to some extent is an aspect of Sway, since there is a slight body curve involved.
Broadly speaking, it is a movement that inclines the body from the vertical poise producing a curve of the body in a sideways or semi-sideways manner.
www.geocities.com /danceinfosa/disadics.html   (10456 words)

 Ballroomdancers.com: Learning Center: Directional Movements
Because our bodies are so well acquainted with primary directional movements, it is very common for novice dancers to turn their feet to point along the diagonal direction of travel.
A movement only qualifies as "diagonally forward" or "diagonally back" when the foot and body are turned approximately 1/8 away from the direction of travel.
Hybrid diagonals are those movements which incorporate the phrase "...and slightly" in their description.
ballroomdancers.com /Technique/directional_movements.html   (477 words)

 Learning Center: Glossary of Terms: C
A movement used in the ballroom swinging dances which consists of three steps, the feet closing on the third step.
The concept of continuity-style movement is usually specific to the ballroom swing dances, and pertains to the third or last step in a measure.
Contra Body Movement is used to commence turns in the ballroom dances.
www.ballroomdancers.com /Learning_Center/Glossary/Default.asp?Letter=C   (1093 words)

 CIA Admits Tolerating Contra-Cocaine Trafficking in 1980s by Robert Parry
But the CIA testimony to the House Intelligence Committee and the body of the House report confirmed long-standing allegations ­ dating back to the mid-1980s ­ that drug traffickers pervaded the contra operation and used it as a cover for smuggling substantial volumes of cocaine into the United States.
Former CIA officer Duane Clarridge, who oversaw covert CIA support for the contras in the early years of their war against Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista government, said "counter-narcotics programs in Central America were not a priority of CIA personnel in the early 1980s," according to the House report.
With the Reagan administration battling Congress to keep CIA money flowing to the contras, there were no high-profile crackdowns that might embarrass the contras and undermine public support for their war.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /CIA/Contra_Cocaine_Trafficking.html   (2831 words)

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 Basic Dance Steps
The position your body is in at the end of Contra Body Movement.
The woman will have stepped forward on her right foot, and the curl is a left-face turn 1/2 to 5/8; ends with the legs crossed, left in front of the right and somewhat extended to the front.
Lean or tilt the body from the ankle upward in a direction to the side and away from the free foot.
members.isp01.net /hfsears/lessons/steps.html   (4776 words)

 Raper's Dance Dictionary
A bent over forward body styling that is commonly used in high speed forms of swing dance such as Lindy Hop.
Frame: During each turn body must be perfectly erect vertically; the CPB must be centered over the weighted foot; the hips and shoulders must be aligned; and the head must be centered in vertical allignment with the body.
CBM the isolation of different parts of the body allowing the dancer to move them in different directions from each other.
www.dancedictionary.com /DictC.html   (1288 words)

 Icing On the Cake
The man's elbows are a bit lower than his shoulders, but the ideal that you strive for is a horizontal oval perhaps beginning at the man's left shoulder, running around his left arm and her right arm, across her shoulders, around her left arm and back to his left shoulder.
When you step with one foot and lead with the opposite side, it is called contra body movement (CBM), and the slightly twisted (contrary) position that results, one foot placed across in front or behind the other, is called contra body movement position (CBMP).
The result is quite pronounced left sway to reverse, and you'll lock in front in an especially pleasing contra-body position that uses both body sway and side lead to create both attractive and comfortable body lines: first the man's right side down line, then the left, always swaying to reverse.
www.rounddancing.net /dance/articles/icing.html   (2876 words)

 Welcome to Christopher West's Web Site
It is our desire to spread the message of the Theology of the Body as far and wide as possible, therefore, we want to allow everyone the opportunity to print and distribute modest amounts of the material contained on this website.
If you are interested in carrying "Body Language" in your publication, or wish to inquire about a free trial run, please contact Bill Howard from the Colorado Catholic Herald at editor@coloradocatholicherald.com or 719-866-6451.
Reflections on the Body, the Ascension and Pentecost
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 Buyer's Guide :: DanceVision.com
This concept is frequently confused with Contra Body Movement because of the similarity of the names, but it is important to remember that CBMP is not a turn of the body, but rather a placement of the foot.
Movement either forward or backward which is simultaneously lateral (sideways) and progressive (forward or backward.
Refers to the direction of movement in a ballroom that is parallel to the walls and moves counter clockwise around the room so that all the dancers travel in the same direction.
dancevision.com /buyers_guide/resources/dance_terms_from_a_z/98   (1305 words)

 argentijnse tango argentino
Contra body movement, and the step now called the 'Tango Draw' or 'Tango Close' were introduced.
His version is still referred to as the "American Tango" and is widely popular in the United States, Argentina, and the rest of the world.
Creative dance promotes personal explorations in the control of the body and its relationship to space and time and to other individuals.
groups.msn.com /argentijnsetangoargentino/apache.msnw   (2144 words)

 Social Dance Glossary A-Z
It is the notion that a dancer or group of dancers are consumed with the movement and music and find a spiritual level in their performance or movement.
Contra body movement (CBM): A body movement off opposition where the torso (with shoulders and hips aligned) twist one way from the legs.
The body frame needs to stay consistant in order to be a sharp basis and foundation for the dancing.
www.dancehelp.com /articles/dance-dictionary/social-dance-dictionary.aspx   (2693 words)

 Atlanta Contra Dancing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
This is an addendum to Jim Tolles' contra experience at the town hall dance in Bowdoinham.
Anyway, I went to the same place that Jim did for contra, except that I participated in the winter.
The only available heat was from the exuberant and intense movement of bodies in the relative unison of wild abandon.
www.contradance.org /ccd_profiles_kr.html   (278 words)

 Neo Contra - GameCritics.com
However, most of Neo Contra's attempts to poke fun at itself fall flat, leaving a game that is basically fun but lacks the winning personality of its brothers.
Neo Contra for the first time in the series re-thinks some of the basic gameplay conceits of Contra, opting for a universal "dodge" maneuver instead of a clunky "jump" command.
Most of the time Neo Contra's attempts that comedy are so dumb that they end up being exactly what they are trying to parody.
www.gamecritics.com /review/neocontra/main.php   (1500 words)

 FEBRUARY, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Most men turn off the music until they get the physical movement of the pattern into automatic muscle memory, then their minds are free to associate the movement to the music.
The body movement most used in Ballroom Dancing to synchronize the music is the "step".
With a slow forward step in Tango the body weight moves completely to the left foot during the 1st beat and the trailing right foot closes during the 2nd beat.
home.att.net /~kellens/feb03.html   (631 words)

 Authentic Movement Institute | Founder and Directory Neala Haze
She was able to bring together at various times a group of diverse, talented teachers and advisors at the Institute.
A pioneer in movement therapy for three decades, she integrated Eastern thought, humanistic psychology, body-based and creative arts therapy approaches into her teaching and private practice.
As the Co-coordinator and Internship Supervisor of the Graduate Program in Dance Movement Therapy at CSU Hayward from 1981 to 1993, she produced two teaching videos based on Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen's developmental theory.
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