At 4:40 something happens...what?
That's all true for most of us, but there is absolutely no doubt that she could have kept dancing if she wanted to. This isn't a new or amateur dancer at all, so it is very unlikely that she was thrown by it. Often when a band messes something up while backing a famous singer or dancer, the star doesn't cover for them. As a star (now and then), sometimes you don't have to follow the same rules. Example: I attended a concert with a wonderful well-known singer. The band missed the timing on a bridge in the music. The singer turned around, gave them a glare of death, and announced over top of their playing, "We will do that again. Correctly." Then, she waited until they restarted from the beginning.Well that was very...awkward. Never seen a dancer just stop like that because of music. She could have easily continued on dancing till they got to where she wanted to be or at least continued dancing and turned her back to the audience to make eye contact with the lead to get him to move on.
It almost makes me think it was all choreographed and when the music didn't move like she expected she didn't know what to do, very amateur reaction to me. I would expect all professional dancers, especially those who dance to live bands, to be able to react to any unexpected changes rather than just stop dancing and look lost on their face.
It almost feels as though the violinist was dragging the tempo down a bit. Even the other musicians seem to be looking that way. To me it sounds like he's playing in a different tempo for about 10 seconds before the pause. Then when she "cues" the band with the cymbals, they all seem to collectively sigh and go "Oh, okay. NOW we're back on." weird.To me, it looks like the musicians probably added an extra bit to that section unexpectedly and she was already getting ready to catch the next part. When it didn't happen, she patiently waited and then cued them to the part she wanted. At 4 cts of 8 of the part she is on, she looks over which usually means that the next section should start, but they do at least one more count of 8 of it than she had wanted. That's my guess.
I think there was some brief distraction offstage too - maybe someone important arrived or something fell. It's not that Fifi was distracted, it's the audience that was distracted. Fifi stopped momentarily and looked at them, clicked her cymbals and got their attention back. I've seen her do this once before at a wedding. It only takes her a few seconds to regain the audience's attention. When the dancer stands still the audience notices rather quickly.I thought it did look like Fifi and the musicians were all looking off stage at that moment which led me to wonder if something happened in the audience