How are your practices going?

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

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    rumba, cha and jive....annoyed with self that I needed a break...and feeling the slippage...trying not to panic and trust that I needed it....slow and steady wins the race...going to spend the week trying to bring the patient out of the coma...focused on simply looking at the dancing and seeing what looks good, use of inside edge of the foot and musicality
     
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  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    I so envy those of you who live in parts of the country where things like this happen
     
  3. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    It was a really great camp and a rare opportunity to work with world class coaches; Ruud Vermeij, Maximiliaan Winkhuis, Barbara Amboz, and Shirley Ballas. Definitely count myself lucky to be able to attend. The subject was "The Charismatic Dancer", let's hope I was able to absorb some charisma for the floor!! LOL!
     
  4. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    practice # 2 for the day; samba, paso and all open smooth dances...glad I have another week before facing the pro....
     
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  5. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    Practices are going well, I have clear ideas of what I need to be working on in the next couple of weeks... whether they will improve in the next couple of weeks remains to be seen... mostly spirals and spot turns in chacha rumba, and rolling off the arm and simple spin in jive. Trying to zero in on trouble spots before next comp.
     
  6. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    practice 3 = standard W. FT and T
     
  7. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    am not happy....no place to practice but my bedroom...
     
  8. MissSongbird

    MissSongbird Member

    Alright I suppose. My university group hasn't been doing anything due to winter break (we will start up again in a couple of weeks) and I haven't had my lessons/ practice for the past two weeks due to holidays. I love my lessons/ practices at my local ballroom studio, but we are an odd number and the others are paired up with their "special person" or whatever. So when I'm dancing with the teacher, I'm working it out alone...which sucks. And better yet, my ex-partner might be joining us as well with his new partner/ gf. BUT we are working on Tango, so I could care less! I just can't wait till my ballroom groups starts up again. I haven't danced nearly enough lately. ;)
     
  9. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    samba and rumba in practice shoes...which I never wear...everything is so much easier than in 3 inch heels
     
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  10. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    Good practice today and thursday....not so much yesterday, but I'll take two out of three. Decided to take a break from trying to be Miss personality on the floor, was happy as a clam working on my feet and opposition the last three days. Soooo much easier to judge your progress when it's a cut and dry correction....
     
  11. GGinrhinestones

    GGinrhinestones Well-Known Member

    Baby steps, but it's starting to click. Trying to think my way through things without thinking too much...retraining my body to do something that feels completely foreign, while at the same time trying to let my body do it without my head getting in the way. It's an interesting balancing act.
     
  12. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    waltz today...standard and smooth...but second toe on left foot is hurting a good deal so kept it brief....so much for that whole social dancing thing
     
  13. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Did you get stepped on?
     
  14. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    yea...and I didn't think much of it at the time because we were just doing wcs and it seemed okay....but to roll through it today....not so much
     
  15. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    Rumba basic & spot turns. Still not giving up...hah. And feels so good...better than ever.
     
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  16. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    All 5 latin dances today, focusing on areas needing the most improvement.
     
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  17. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    practice yesterday, continued to ingrain a slightly different timing in foot articulation and transferring weight. has definitely made the initiation of the body action more natural and I'm getting more weight in to my heel.
     
  18. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    Did waltz, pivot action feels better... not exactly curving the way it should and the exit is hit or miss still. The first long side feels like flying finally :) at least when done by myself. the second short feels alright and the other long still feels weird :/
     
  19. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Lots of things to be worked on, but... tango is finally beginning to smooth out a bit. I'm finally finding a right hand position that works for me, so I carry less tension in my shoulders. Pivots are improving too.
     
  20. LordBallroom

    LordBallroom Member

    I spend my hours practicing watching the syllabus dvds memorizing the steps and doing the girls and guys parts separately. It's difficult finding a partner for my skill level. That's the biggest weakness in my practicing. It's not because I'm a good dancer. I'm no longer dancing like a beginner but I'm also not dancing like a true professional. I'm somewhere in between and it's difficult for me to find people that are around that skill level. Most of the people i know are either beginners or legit professional dancers. I foresee many more hours of dancing alone until I can get my skill level higher.
     

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