Ballroom Dance > how are your lessons going? thread II

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

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    i was tired and sore...he was underwhelmed...sigh....tomorrow is another day...was mediocre at standard lead and follow..I hate that since, admittedly, annoyingly, it is fast becoming a did that happen?
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  2. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Instructor was pleased with my progress in smooth... hope I can keep everything together that we talked about today. Twinkles have been rebuilt with good success, except that I still have things to learn about controlling which direction the darn things actually wind up going. After an hour and a half at the gym, went back to the studio for the Monday spin and balance group class. Ran out of gas about 40 minutes in and pretty much dragged myself through the rest of it.
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  3. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Comp preparations....noticed at one point pro was going full out to match my dancing in samba - that was very cool! Now if I could just stop my imitation of a bobble head doll in jive....LOL!
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  4. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    comes a point in time when, if you can't do anything to satisfaction for hours and hours and hours, you simply need to go home and re-think it...was one of those days...and I am not encouraged or hopeful
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  5. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Some days are just like that. Don't let it get to you. Tomorrow will be better.
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  6. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    well yea (cuz I don't have a lesson :))....seriously though, thanks
  7. dancelvr

    dancelvr Well-Known Member

    I've had days like that...when the lessons just don't...gel. I know you can totally shake it off, and start fresh next time. :)
  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    I think what I need most is to take a few days off of physical movement and get some sleep...that way, even if it doesn't get better, I will at least have the reserves to get through it
  9. sarahb

    sarahb New Member

    Had a really productive lesson yesterday. Worked on some technique and styling on my smooth dances. It felt like i made good progress, so that was really exciting!
  10. Wannabee

    Wannabee Well-Known Member

    We reviewed my comp video from this past weekend today. It was my first lesson back. Pro had some good things and some bad things to say about my dancing. Smooth is definitely my strongest discipline. We worked a little on cha cha and rumba. Then we started choreographing my quickstep routine. I'm so looking forward to this one!!
  11. Luik

    Luik New Member

    mmm. this is an interesting thread. May help to read it frequently to see that we're not all alone "out there" and that we all have similar problems from time to time.

    Right now we're trying to overcome a bad year in international standard. We feel our dancing has not improved a single bit and the results have gone accordingly.

    In latin not a very good year: our dancing seems to have improved but we got mixed results.

    So this summer we're trying to work in a more sedate way, talking things a lot and rethinking all our learning and practicing process. I hope it helps because it sure is frustrating to dance 5/6 days a week and not achieving what we'd like.

    Oh well, let's see how the season goes.
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  12. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    better lessons today...not stellar mind you...but not horrible...amazing what a little food and sleep will do ....
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  13. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Did spin and balance class in my socks. I do that sometimes because it helps me feel things that I'm doing with my feet better. Found a couple of places where I'm letting my foot roll onto the outside edge and it shouldn't be.
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  14. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    Thurs lesson with the pro I compete with was great. Fri lesson with studio owner / coach was dynamite. Today's lesson with Standard pro was awesome. This more than makes up for all the times I feel like I will *never* get what they're trying to teach me! :)
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  15. Luik

    Luik New Member

    We did a ballroom show on Sunday and we faced it as a practice to see how things are going. The outcome was surprisingly good all things considering. I saw a couple of photos yesterday and - oh my - the big difference a nice and clear posture can make.

    Can't wait to see if the videos confirm this first impression. However there's a lot of stuff still to be done and we start competition in mid-September, brrrr. We never seem to find enough hours for both std and latin. I wonder how you guys manage. Do you try to train both styles the same week? Do you split weeks or months? Just curious.
  16. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    two weeks ago, perfect, more money...what am I going to do? At least if this lasts for twenty years I'll be okay!
  17. Luik

    Luik New Member

    you're not the one with that problem, I'm afraid.

    Good idea to try that!
  18. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    Lesson tonight, and lesson tomorrow tango routine and entrance to the foxtrot routine...tango routine seems to have everything but the kitchen sink in it....but wait...looking more closely....there's that kitchen sink...going to take lots of effort to make this work....ah, what else have I got to do on my lessons. ;)
  19. Aura

    Aura Active Member

    I haven't posted on this thread in a while. I have a local competition coming up this Saturday that I'm very excited for, so most of my weekly lessons have been dedicated to that. After that, the focus will be on testing out, I believe.
  20. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    Good luck Aura!!!
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