How are your practices going?

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

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    yea...fatigue here as well...think that, after, lessons tomorrow, I need to take a day off
     
  2. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    Day off now fasc?

    As for me, practice today was very good. Tried to work in an environment that would challenge me to focus through distraction yet not over try. I hope it will be helpful in simulating difficult comp environments.
     
  3. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    because I teach fitness, it was either take a day off or break something...(16 1/2 hours of dance/aerobic exercise from monday morn-friday morn)...as is, the achilles is still tight today...the two days in the car will actually be a blessing....

    as for practice today; thusfar, ran through all latin and rhythm...focusing on balance and crispness....ran through all smooth and standard except vws and qs (will do that shortly)...focusing on fluidity, balance, proper form and standing leg use as well as lifting, and not over rotating body inside of frame....various other issues
     
  4. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    Practice focused mostly on jive, incorporating some changes after our recent coaching, then reviewed other Latin dances, repeating challenging patterns for proper balance and control.
     
  5. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    practice today a bit frustrating....couldn't get my brain to stop chattering about all the things it wants to get in. was ready to find a cement wall to find out if pounding my head against it would stop the yammering.... LOL!

    ah well, at least I got some movement in....we'll see how the rest of the week goes.
     
  6. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    Turns out, simple spins really aren't simple at all:headwall:
     
  7. Warren J. Dew

    Warren J. Dew Well-Known Member

    First practice after a month off on Sunday. It was really rough. I could get the quantity, but not the quality.
     
  8. juwest333

    juwest333 Active Member

    Swingouts, swingouts, and more swingouts...need to be able to do these in my sleep...
     
  9. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    technique, technique, technique! I'm so ready to get back to school so I can finally work with my partner!
     
  10. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    gearing up to do some rather un-fun practices....always a challenge to be found, but worth the work if you can break through!!
     
  11. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    practice today - rumba, cha-cha and samba....eyes off the floor, low in the hips, and keep the posture....slowly making progress.
     
  12. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    dynamics, verticality and focus.
     
  13. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    My points of emphasis in smooth for the next few weeks:

    1. Head position
    2. Keep hips to partner
    3. Footwork, especially on 3 in waltz/fox
     
  14. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    Got to work on all the fun smooth stuff last night! Reminded me why I love to dance so much!!!
     
  15. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    repetitions to get new corrections in to body memory.....
     
  16. smidra86

    smidra86 Active Member

    Competing for the first time on saturday! So excited.. Hopefully the last 4 months of practice have paid off
     
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  17. GGinrhinestones

    GGinrhinestones Well-Known Member

    Trying to get my head wrapped around this whole swing/sway thing. Or, more importantly, get my body to do something approximating any of it. *sigh*

    Good luck, smidra!! Hope your comp goes well.
     
  18. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    I remember we had a long thread about the difference between swing and sway... I don't think we ever came up with the answer. o_O
     
  19. GGinrhinestones

    GGinrhinestones Well-Known Member

    I've got a good idea of what they are in theory...at least enough to be starting with...it's the actual implementation that is eluding me at this exact moment.
     
  20. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    Standard is going great. We have good focuses, Latin----i have no drive for it since my partner dropped me.... It just drives me into the ground when that happens.
     
  21. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Moderator

    Are you speaking literally or figuratively? :)
     
  22. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    Haha figuratively. :p Though I have been convinced to do Silver TBA at DCDI. So I guess I should quit moping and start practicing again.
     

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