Ballroom Dance > How are your practices going?

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by latingal, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Moderator

    :bouncy: It's going to be an awesome performance!
  2. Zhena

    Zhena Well-Known Member

    DH thinks our audience will love it, no matter what we do. He may be right, but I'd like to make it as good a performance as we can.

    Not much time left ... one practice tomorrow night at home to set the full choreography in memory, two extra lessons on Saturday to fix the big problems, "dress rehearsal" at our lesson on Monday (to see how my heavy skirt changes the dynamics and to get a video for us to understand where we need to project more), no practice the following Wednesday due to a meeting :(, one more regular lesson, and then ... (We may have to slip another lesson or two in there if it's at all possible, but there may not be time considering everything else on the to do lists ...)
  3. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    Reviewing key points of all the new information on all latin dances, trying to ease them into muscle memory. Watching alot of good examples on youtube as well.
  4. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    Practice are pretty chill right now. My partner and my body is super sore from Bam Jam this weekend so we've been taking it easy and just working on wsc with other people in the club. But I think tomorrow we are kicking it back up.
  5. smidra86

    smidra86 Active Member

    We are trying to improve and get better right now. Unfortunately we don't see eye to eye occasionally during our latin practices because we take them so seriously. And our smooth practices are fun and chill, and sometimes we don't see eye to eye as well, but every fantastic partnership will have its own problems. But we still work hard and we are trying to improve and figure out what feels good and what doesn't.
  6. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Started a latin pattern for a studio special event. WOW, I forgot how much fun this discipline is. Overjoyed!
  7. Jananananana

    Jananananana Active Member

    Yikes, after this past weekend, I'm a bit discouraged. Practices are all over the place, my mind races all the time, and I just can't focus. I hope a lesson or two will fix this funk!
  8. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    practice yesterday was awesome....

    3 hours of solo practice in rumba, paso and samba. working control between feet, physical cycles in the dancing, and paying attention to flexibility in the upper torso.
  9. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    back to the grindstone, group class consisted of speed/technique drills and it pointed out I need more repetitions of energy building and release....
  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    managed to get some practice in...nice to feel motivated to do so again....worked some new concepts regarding spirals....also worked some tango technique as well as promenade positioning
  11. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    anothr practic rumba, paso and jive (gee, the "E" key is sticking)

    anyhow, worked technique, but also, given the break I have taken, I wanted to make sure I remembered the choreo....just in case :)

    also worked some of the gold std and open smooth as well
  12. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    good to hear you're back on the practice floor fasc!!

    practices for me yesterday were good. so many concepts to keep track of, floating around in my head. it seems I just need time to get them all to work together.

    worked opposition, relaxation, pendular swing, upper torso, correctly timing the feet and boundries. dynamics was the side benefit....

    oooh, my head hurts....
  13. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Wow! How long was that lesson? Looks like you covered everything under the sun.
  14. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    LOL....that was a three hour practice....
  15. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    All by yourself? Wow! The best I have ever done was 1 hour and a quarter! Good for you! My oh My! and thanks for sharing!
  16. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    I just saw this!
  17. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    Hi chomsky! As you can see by my history on this thread, I tend to practice a lot. LOL!

    Unfortunately I skipped practice today, I'm trying to fend off the flu!
  18. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    you are the one that hold my hand when I first started practicing last August, remember? how could you do otherwise then! You are the raw model for everyone here when it comes to practicing!!!and I'm sure no one will disagree with what I say!!!
  19. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    practices this last week have been productive. there are just too many things I want to get in body memory before going out on the floor again. all I can do is my best, keep working hard and smart!

    this week's focus - samba and rumba.
  20. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    today; the monitoring of my arms in rumba, some trouble spots I am having at speed in jive and cha...and a few new tweakings in samba...then a review of the open smooth, just to make sure I actually remember all of it...and some work on tecnical issues involving foot rise, develope and a variety of other issues

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