- KennyLv 51 十年前最愛解答
CBMP is the short term of Contrary Body Movement Position. It is one of the important technique in dancing especially in ballroom dancing.
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CBM is the short term of Contrary Body Movement.
A body action used to initiate turn. It is the moving of the opposite side of the body towards the stepping foot, either forward or backward. This action will be strongest on Natural and Reverse Turn Pivots.
When stepping forward using CBM the Toe will turn slightly out. When stepping back the Toe will turn in.
CBMP is the placing of the stepping foot, forward or back, onto or across the line of the other foot, giving the appearance of CBM having been used, but without turning the body.
CBMP is used on all OP (Outside Partner) steps, except step 3 of Fistail in Quick Step, to ensure a good line and contact. CBM is also used on some OP steps.
CBMP can be used when in line with partner, e.g. step 3 of Change of Direction in Foxtrot, and all normal Left Foot forward steps in Tango.
' Forward and across ' in CBMP means that the moving foot travels more across the line of the other foot. This applies to steps in PP (Promenade Position) only.
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- JohnLv 71 十年前
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. The body and the leg must move at the same time, and not one after the other. CBM occurs on forward or backward steps only (or diagonal steps which still feature forward or backward movement), and not on side steps. Thus, CBM occurs in the following four scenarios:
The left leg moves forward as the right side of the body moves forward (the torso rotates to the left)
The left leg moves backward as the right side of the body moves backward (the torso rotates to the right)
The right leg moves forward as the left side of the body moves forward (the torso rotates to the right)
The right leg moves backward as the left side of the body moves backward (the torso rotates to the left)
The overall effect and intention of CBM is smooth transition from linear to rotational movement.
One occurrence of CBM can be observed in a left rock (adlib) turn in American Foxtrot. As the leader takes his second step (the second "slow"), CBM occurs as the right leg moves backward and the left side of the body moves backward, causing the body to begin rotatation to the left. 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.
An exaggerated CBM is the basic of some specific dance moves, e.g., Chicken Walks in Jive and East Coast Swing.
The 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 of or behind it.
The term is slightly verbose 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. CBMP is routinely used in steps taken in promenade position or outside partner step. CBMP helps to maintain dance position of the couple: CBMP allows the dancers to make these steps without shifting or rotating with respect to each other.