Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by latingal, Dec 25, 2008.
I am certain, however, that your dedication will pay off
Thanks fasc....this certainly has been a long haul, hasn't it? I must admit, there are days that I am tempted to simply stay on the couch and drown my sorrows in chocolate and ice cream. LOL!
Practice today, incredibly slow - in more ways then one.
I had about three weeks there where I was fairly certain that my two new hobbies were knitting and brushing up on my spanish
LOL....I used to knit, may take it up again...
I knit and crochet...and am fairly certain that it would be cheaper and less humiliating
LOL my mom taught me that as a kid ( nosey boy as i am) i think if i did it now it would be humiliating but barely more so than dance LOL
Decided to take a practice just to try to get some spontaneity and more fluidity in to my dancing. Was rather interesting, couldn't get the judgemental mind to turn off...too much structured dancing, too much having to be "correct".
Good practice today. Hit the basics and worked on some corrections I know I've needed to get in for a while now. Felt like some progress was made, though at speed attempts were underwhelming - slow speed was getting in to a better groove.
Also worked on dynamics and intentions. And I'm enjoying making pretty pictures...LOL!
Reviewed video clips of basics from different lessons with latin coach...worked on correcting and improving my movements.
managed to motivate myself to go through my standard and smooth waltz...it wasn't much, but it was a start
practicing with partner today, so concentrated on opposition and posture while doing run throughs of routines. also tried to keep my eyes off the floor - worked pretty well, hope I can make it a new habit.....
trying to keep technique needed for dynamics in the subconscious realm. tying it all together with feel, energy, intent or emotion.
first practice in a long while that I did not have to drag myself through...F, T. VW...felt as though I was able to learn some things about my back and about my feet by just letting it be...one small step for me
today: cha, jive, paso, and waltz
practiced on Christmas eve...worked mostly on the performance and focus, was actually quite fun....
Today's practice: chacha, rumba, samba.
so did we
latin and smooth 1.5 hrs each concentrated on dynamic timing in smooth and increased connection quality in latin
Today's practice: paso, jive.
Back from a fabulous dance camp....much to practice!
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