How to do the pancake dance move
How to Master the 6 Most Fun Moves in Country Heat
When it comes to workout motivation, the science is unequivocal: “Studies show that if you’re doing something you love, and you see results, you’re more likely to keep doing it,” says Autumn Calabrese, creator of the country-dance inspired workout program, Country Heat. ”
That’s what makes Country Heat so effective—who doesn’t love dancing? And when you see how much weight you’re losing by doing the workouts and following the nutrition plan, there will be no stopping you.”
In short, Country Heat uses fun as a powerful transformation tool that will help you get results, and the moves that follow are six of Calabrese’s favorites.
“They will give you a taste of what you’ll find in the complete program,” says Calabrese. “You’ll be enjoying yourself so much, you won’t even realize how hard you’re working or how many calories you’re burning.”
Check out our complete guide to Country Heat that will answer all your questions about how the program can help you transform your body.Ride The Horse
“This is a fun move that starts easy but ends with your heart pumping and your legs burning,” says Calabrese.
How to do it: Spread your feet wide, raise your right arm above your head, and hold your left arm out straight in front of your chest.
Now alternately lift one foot off the floor as you swing your right arm like your twirling a lasso.Jump Low
“I love how much this move works your legs and butt,” says Calabrese.”It’s not hard, but it’s incredibly effective.”
How to do it: Stand with your feet together and your hands by your sides. Hop up and rotate left. When you land, immediately drop into a half squat and bring your hands together in front of your chest.
Jump up and spread your legs in the air, landing with your arms by your sides and your left heel forward and the ball of your right foot back. Jump up again, bringing your feet and hands back together, and dropping into a half squat when you land.
Repeat three times total, and then repeat to your right, moving your right foot forward each time you jump into a staggered stance.Rocking Guitar
“This move is super-high energy,” says Calabrese.”I love that it’s simple to do and brings the heart rate up to burn calories.”
How to do it: Position your hands like you’re playing the air guitar, working the fretboard with your left and strumming with your right
Now turn to your left and hop to the right four times on your left foot as you kick forward with your right foot.
Switch hand positions and hop left four times on your right foot while kicking forward with your left foot.Pancake Flip
“This move brings in the tiniest bit of hip-hop flair to the workout,” says Calabrese.”Just try not to have fun while doing it — you won’t be able to.”
How to do it: Take a big step to your left with your left foot, and pump both arms twice like you’re flipping pancakes.
Take a big step to your right with your right foot, and flip those pancakes two more times. Now take four small steps back, starting with your left foot.
With each step, “flip a pancake” with the opposite arm.Under The Table
“This move is deceptively hard,” says Calabrese. “It looks like it should be easy, but boy does it work your legs.”
How to do it: From a standing position, take a big step to your left and descend into a squat, lowering your torso down and up in an arc from right to left (like you’re ducking under a table).
Reverse the movement to return to a standing position, and then scoot your feet three times to your left, and three times back to your right.Wonky Feet
“This is my favorite fun move,” says Calabrese. “It’s carefree, and reminds of being a kid, bouncing around and being silly.”
How to do it: From a standing position, take three small steps forward on your toes, starting with your left foot. Pump your heels inward once after each of the first two steps, and twice after the third step. Now take three steps back, pumping your heels in the same way.
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Cuban Salsa: Panqué Triple Mix (variations)
Cuban Salsa: Panqué Triple Mix (variations)
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The Panqué (pancake) move is also called Siete (“7”), but in Rueda the move is most often called Panqué. Since the Follow is rolled in like a pancake or a burrito, the Panqué name makes a lot of sense. Even the most basic Panqué, “rolling in and out”, one count of eight, is a surprisingly difficult move unless the Follow is used to it.
Panqué works well in Rueda de Casino because the Follow also hears the call, no strong leading is necessary. Panqué is difficult in 1-on-1 dancing because it is so different from any other common move or motion. And especially if the Follow hasn’t experienced it for a while. It is easy to overlead it to success except that it becomes awkward and doesn’t feel good. If the leading is moderate or to the soft side, it is likely to fail. And if the leading is exactly spot on, somewhere in between, it it likely to fail half of the time! Poor Leads, they have a hard time!
Many Leads prefer to do Panqué twice in a sequence. The first time the basic variation is used to test or prep the Follow, “lets us have some Panqué fun”, and if the Follow “responds” as she should, the Lead can then give the Follow a more advanced Panqué like adding a Coca-Cola turn on 5-6-7, or what about the Siete Loco Complicado classic?
I like the idea of a “Panqué Triple Mix”, using Panqué three times in a row. My model for how to do it, is to start with the basic version of Panqué, follow up with another simple version of just one count of eight, and lastly to continue with any version, short or long.
In this blogpost I will document all the good “Panqué Triple Mix” combinations I stumble upon. Here are the first two.
Panqué Triple Mix with sit-down
Video Clip 1 is from a wonderful video named “Salsa dance by a Cuban couple”. Jony and Jane, Baracoa (my favourite Cuban city), Cuba, 2009. Jony starts with the basic Panqué, changes hand and do one more and stop the Follow with his left leg, then the third Panqué with a sit-down on his knee. Notice that he is nealing down very low!
I recommend The full Baracoa video on YouTube. This video is dear to me. It is not about being the best or about winning a competition. Just dance the best you know!
Panqué Triple Mix with sneak attack
Video Clip 2 is from the excellent Polish “Piotr Agassi Chajkowski” couple, Poznań, Poland, 2014. It doesn’t get any better. Piotr starts with the basic Panqué, next Panqué with sneak attack (reserve it to Follows you know well), and then Panqué con Coca-Cola.
I recommend The full Agassi video on YouTube. It also contains one of my favourite moves, Setenta y Cinco. Note that the Follow never back-rocks but always steps forward by default.
Pancake culture unexpected and shocking traditions for Maslenitsa
unexpected and shocking traditions for Maslenitsa The daughter of Peter I, Elizabeth, easily ate two dozen pancakes at a time on Maslenitsa! In Slovenia, they wore clothes inside out, in Riga they were fined for wrong dances, in Europe they said goodbye to carne vale meat, and in Rus' they added snow instead of soda to pancake recipes: the most unusual Shrovetide traditions.
The daughter of Peter I, Elizabeth, easily ate two dozen pancakes at a time on Maslenitsa! In Slovenia, they wore clothes inside out, in Riga they were fined for wrong dances, in Europe they said goodbye to carne vale meat, and in Rus' they added snow instead of soda to pancake recipes: the most unusual Shrovetide traditions.
Rus': pancakes for a penny
Actually, Maslenitsa is he, not her, a handsome young man, a prototype of the sun god Yarilo, who was burned in the form of an effigy (also beautiful) with a clear intention: he was supposed to resurrect and give people hope for spring and sunshine.
The pagan holiday before the baptism of Rus' lasted not a week, but two whole weeks, and people didn’t hear about pancakes until the 17th century at all! Pancakes have always been a memorial dish, and on Maslenitsa they prepared pies, cheesecakes, kalachi, sbitni, jams, pancakes appeared later.
All private doctors on Maslenitsa raised their fees three times! The revelry was such as the Europeans never dreamed of.
Peter the Great, , for example, liked to "ride" through the streets in a horse-drawn ship. And in the time of Alexander III, you could easily be invited to “go to the bell”, which meant to drink together: then such people were often found frozen in snowdrifts.
Pancakes were sold on the streets for kopecks e, but they were not worth eating - they were made from "chopped" flour, the one that was shaken out from the bottom of the bag.
The pagan holiday before the baptism of Rus' lasted not a week, but two whole!
Pancakes were sold on the streets for a penny, but they were not worth eating - they were made from "chopped" flour, the one that was shaken out of the bottom of the bag.
Thin, fatty pancakes are called “Russian pancakes” all over the world, similar ones are prepared only in France.
The revelry on Maslenitsa was such as the Europeans never dreamed of!
Maslenitsa is he, not she, a handsome young man, the prototype of the sun god Yarilo, who was burned in the form of an effigy.
Thin dairy pancakes, spinners, pancakes, with bacon were baked for Shrovetide...
Slovenia: skins and doughnuts
In Slovenia, for example, the tradition of Curentovanie - the holiday of expelling winter on Shrovetide Sunday, has been preserved.
On the streets today (albeit on a smaller scale) Kurent dances are danced in turned-out sheepskin coats and hats with long hair, it is believed that such an outfit drives away evil spirits, and of course, there is a carnival with people dressed in ancient Slavic masks: a spectacle, frankly speaking not for nervous people.
It is believed that if a curent in disguise comes to the house, in the same sheepskin coat and hat inside out, then the house and the land will be blessed with a good harvest, so the mummers are generously treated with eggs, biscuits or krvavaitsa - homemade blood sausage made from pork, always real Shrovetide food - donuts , kroffs, cheese “mice”, homemade “brushwood” on lard.
The Slovenian Maslenitsa is called Kurentovanje, the holiday of the expulsion of winter.
Real Shrovetide food in Slovenia - donuts!
Kurent dances are dancing in the streets in turned-out sheepskin coats and long-haired hats.
It is believed that such an outfit drives away evil spirits.
The mummers are generously treated with eggs, biscuit or krvavaitsa - homemade blood sausage made from pork...
...cheese "mice", homemade "brushwood" on lard.
Sweden: kings and buns
You can't miss Fat Tuesday in Sweden! Only one day a year, on "Fat Tuesday" in Sweden, they bake the most delicious semla - buns stuffed with almonds and whipped cream.
In fairness, today semla can be bought from Christmas to Easter, but only on Shrovetide week all Swedish pastry shops compete to see who has the tastiest semla, and you can stand in line for two hours, or even more.
This bun is so popular that in Sweden there is even a "Semla Society", semla competitions that evaluate the quality of the bun, and even a local legend. They say that the Swedish king August Frederick died in 1771 from gluttony: the official cause of death is 14 seml!
Delicate, fluffy bun with a cut-off top and a generous, melt-in-your-mouth filling of almond paste, whipped with butter, seasoned with cardamom and flavored with whipped cream, also sprinkled with powdered sugar - this is a must try!
Recipe for semla buns
Only on Shrovetide week, all Swedish pastry shops compete to see who has the tastiest semla, and you can stand in line for two hours, or even more!
The Swedish King August Frederik died in 1771 from gluttony: the official cause of death is 14 sem!
Delicate, fluffy, cut-off bun with a generous filling of melt-in-your-mouth almond paste.
The most delicious semla is baked in Sweden on Fat Tuesday.
Baltics: beer and masquerade
“ Vastlavi ” or “quick evening”, Maslenitsa festivities in the Baltic countries a couple of centuries ago lasted, no more, no less, but for two whole weeks! Today, the Baltic Shrovetide, of course, is much shorter.
The main event of "Vastlavya" was and is a masquerade, which lasted exactly a day and is clearly stated in the Charter of the "Society of Blackheads". Definitely dancing. Definitely around the Town Hall. Strictly three circles: no less! Or fine!
And of course, jousting tournaments, performances in the squares and a feast supervised by the steward: he won’t let you go unless you drink the medieval beer norm (actually, it’s about 10 liters of beer) and don’t eat the main Shrovetide treat — rich buns with cream, generously poured with chocolate.
Rest from such treats during fasting was simply necessary!
The Charter of the "Society of the Blackheads" clearly spelled out what can and cannot be done at a masquerade.
Knightly tournaments are an obligatory part of Shrovetide festivities.
The main Shrovetide treat is rich buns with cream generously covered with chocolate.
"Vastlavya" or "quick evening", Maslenitsa festivities in the Baltic countries.
The main event of Vastlavya was and is a masquerade, which lasted exactly one day.
Germany: flour soup and tulip Sunday
"Fastnacht" or German Shrove Tuesday is the oldest Maslenitsa, from which the European tradition of carnivals before fasting in all countries went.
In Germany, it is customary to scare away the evil spirits of death and hunger with the “Shoduvel” procession, when everyone dresses up in the most terrible masks of witches, goblin and other evil spirits, makes a lot of noise and shouts loudly: in Braunschweig, for example, up to 300,000 people gather at once! And in Offenburg, for almost 100 years, the Guild of Witches has been operating, which runs the costumes and masks for the carnival.
In the carnival move, the Germans play insidious pranks.
In Germany, it is customary to scare away the evil spirits of death and hunger with the Shoduvel procession.
Berlin pancakes are not really pancakes in the full sense of the word, but rather donuts stuffed with jam.
The Witches' Guild has been operating in Offenburg for almost 100 years, providing costumes and masks for the carnival.
In the carnival move, the Germans have insidious jokes . If a decent gentleman suddenly finds himself inside the carnival crowd, then he can easily be left without clothes: the Germans, almost like the Russians, are allowed everything on Maslenitsa! The rampage reaches its climax on "Tulip Sunday", with the brightest processions and rallies.
German pancakes or Berlin pancakes are not really pancakes in the full sense of the word, but rather donuts stuffed with jam and fried in oil. Very popular are fasnetkukhli , pies fried in lard, often with a "joke" in the form of mustard and flour soup made from . .. flour and beef broth, nutmeg and sprinkled with cheese.
But they are not the main ones at this holiday. Meat is what the Germans prefer on Fastnacht!
Cooking "muli" - delicious Moldovan pancakes
3 December 2022 10:45
#Vkusnota News of Taganrog And today our route will run to Moldova - the land of amber grapes, incendiary dances, cheerful tunes and white-winged storks, which, by the way, are a symbol of this country and are revered as sacred birds, but we will talk about this a little later. And we will cook one of the most popular national Moldavian dishes - “muli”, which is often served at the end of the feast. In fact, these are ordinary pancakes, but not quite - made in a special way and therefore very tasty.
- flour - 200 g;
- milk - 500 ml;
- eggs - 3 pcs.;
- salt - 1 pinch;
- sugar - 2 tbsp. l.;
- vegetable oil - 2 tbsp. l.
- cottage cheese - 500 g;
- sugar - 100 g;
- eggs - 2 pcs.;
- raisins - 50 g;
- Butter - 100 g.
First, let's make the pancakes. To do this, with the help of mixers, beat the eggs with sugar and salt, gradually introducing flour and milk and stirring constantly. The dough for pancakes should be regular in consistency. Add some sunflower oil to it and mix again. Next, we heat the pan well, if it is cast iron - it’s just wonderful: pancakes are well baked on it, easily removed and turn out thin. And before starting cooking, the pan must be lubricated with oil.
So, we have baked pancakes, and while they are cooling, we will prepare the filling. Raisins should be poured into a deep container, pour boiling water and leave for a few minutes, then put on a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Now mix cottage cheese with eggs, softened raisins and sugar. Well, now - the most important and interesting. It is necessary to properly wrap the filling in pancakes to get real Moldavian “mules”. Pancakes should be cut in half, put a little stuffing on each half and wrap in a triangle. But that's not all. We take a thick-walled pan or cauldron and cut a little butter into the bottom. We lay out the pancake triangles, again the butter and again the triangles - we alternate in this way until we lay out all the pancakes. And finally, cover the cauldron with a lid or foil and put it in the oven, preheated to 150 degrees, for about 50 minutes.
Our Moldavian "mules" are ready! Serve this delicious dish with thick sour cream or cream. Everyone who tries it will be amazed!
Legends and tales
And now, as promised, we will tell you the legend of the white stork - why this bird is especially revered by Moldovans and is a symbol of this country.
Moldova often and for a long time fought against the Turkish invaders. Basically, the clashes consisted of battles in the forests and sieges of fortresses. Once, the Turks, who invaded Moldova, besieged the Gorodesht fortress. The Sultan put in the vanguard his guard, which consisted of superbly trained and merciless Janissaries - nothing could penetrate the walls of the besieged fortress without their knowledge. Nevertheless, the defenders of the citadel did not surrender it and fought not for life, but for death. However, they soon ran out of supplies and water, and they no longer had the strength to fight either. And then the Moldavian soldiers saw hundreds of white storks flying to the fortress in the sky. Birds constantly dropped bunches of grapes to its defenders, quenching their thirst and raising morale. The Turks, who fell to the ground every time the wind from the wings of the birds overtook them, soon said goodbye to the idea of taking Gorodesht and retreated.
Since then, as the legend says, the stork has become a symbol of well-being and happiness in Moldova.