Ballroom Dance > how are your lessons going? thread II

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by fascination, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a great lesson all around!
  2. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    Only within the past few months have I started to enjoy Viennese waltz :cool:...actually feels pretty good...

    ...but heaven help anyone who is in pro's and my path coming down the floor...would not be good. :confused: o_O

    JANATHOME Well-Known Member

    Sunday lesson cancelled due to Sandy, Monday lesson cancelled, studio closed due to Sandy... Today, wind is still too strong for my little 2 seater car, which would of become airborne on the highway.... I cancel...

    Off topic a bit.... So instead go out to dinner with husband and I tell him that I am using our AMEX points to go to Ohio. I tell him he is welcome to come, he declines, whew!!!....

    I tell him my expectations are minimal, about my fears. This might of been better than a lesson... He lectures me to expect greatness. Tells me a story about his years in college football, a no fear kind of discussion...Really, nothing beats a kick you in the butt husband who supports your dreams, emotionally and financial....
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  4. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    My boyfriend (and standard partner) and I take turns in kicking each other in the butt (figuratively) as competitions and uncertainties come up.
  5. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    pro-am rounds....disconcerting when you get feedback that they look nothing like how you perceive them, does that stop at some point?

    also hard to find a steady level of quality from one round to the next....*sigh*
  6. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    not really imo:(
  7. juwest333

    juwest333 Active Member

    Had my first jazz movement class where we learned a small jazz routine. Never moved my body like that before. A lot of fun, but my body paid for it. Need to work on better stretching.

    Also had a class on spinning techniques. Much more difficult than I initially believed.
  8. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    still feeling inconsistent but at this point too exhausted to continue trying to figure it out. trying very hard not to just throw my hands up in disgust....
  9. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sometimes, after a hard knock, we forget all that we have accomplished....and we dance out of the hard knock, instead of out of all that we have accomplished...and it kills the can do this...for yourself...and the rest is irrelevant...and so can I :)
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  10. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Thanks fasc....words of wisdom that remind me what is important..... hugs!
  11. LordBallroom

    LordBallroom Member

    I'm on a budget but I've had a bunch of coaching sessions with some accompolished pros. I finally have found the dvds that teach the exact same principles. It's nice to be able to not spend 80 bucks an hour for closely guarded ballroom secrets along with being able to rewind if I need to refresh my memory on something.
  12. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    What DVD's have you liked?
  13. jump'n'jive

    jump'n'jive Well-Known Member

    i wasn't on the receiving end of the lesson, but yesterday i taught 7 straight lessons with no breaks in between! i was in a bad auto accident in august and ripped my internal and external oblique's off of my hip bones. had to have a serious surgery and both muscles had to have mesh sewn to my muscle and drilled into my hip bones. i felt great teaching yesterday and really felt like i was back to my old self again on the dance floor.
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  14. LordBallroom

    LordBallroom Member

    The specialty videos on They break down the fundamentals of good dancing better than anything I've ever seen. Things like posture, swing, and sway are explained so that one understands the physics behind these beautiful movements.
  15. freeageless

    freeageless Active Member

    I agree. The Dance Vision DVD's are very good. You may also wish to try the DVD's by Emilio Libero. They cost a little less than the Dance Vision DVD's and have some patterns on them that the Dance Vision DVD's do not have. Also Dance Vision has some patterns that the Libero DVD's do not have. In addition, I would recommend that you try some of the USISTD or the ISTD instructional DVD's. You can find the ISTD and Libero DVD's by using Google. I have found them all to be very helpful when I use them as a supplement or back-up to the group classes and/or private lessons. Good luck.
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  16. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    and back to lessons
  17. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Why are tango contra rocks so difficult for me? They make me feel like a klutz.
  18. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Well, in general it feels good. I suspect it doesn't LOOK as good as it could.
  19. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    I had my first Latin lesson today since before Millenium. I have to say, it's particularly surreal being the "experienced" half of a partnership in *Latin*. Still, the lesson went well and I don't doubt my am partner will pick things up quickly enough.
  20. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Lessons the last couple of days...working on the mental game. Things seem to be coming together with both personal insights and specific targeted feedback from pro on the dancing I am doing right now. Also stretching the boundaries of my dancing, which funny enough I'm finding have been in my own backyard all along....( head is not an easy place to be - LOL!)

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