Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by latingal, Dec 25, 2008.
i have tried arnica...and it is okay but////I am in a committed relationship with bengay
today's practice; only about 45 minutes....worked some double spirals and cha locks fwd and back for a variety of offenses...also some spots in paso and jive....(note to self; samba tomo)
then looked at fallaway...also various pieces of FT, QS and W.....though right achilles was not amused so I had to keep it toned down
Found something extremely ugly in my salsa on Saturday. Apparently I have a tendency to stick my butt out when leading simple underarm turns. But then maybe it was because this follow has the tendency to spin away from me, instead of on the spot, and my torso tilts forward and voila. Somehow, somehow, we both have to fix that.
Having withdraw probably today, unless my partner and I can find other space. Our Monday practices ended because of the school year coming to a close, we still have about a week of our other practices before the end of term. Then probably a two week break before the room of heat deathness opens up for summer practice
right achilles has been crunchy lately and putting a damper on full out practice....annoying
Hope it feels better soon fasc!
What a week it's been. Crazy busy with some non-dance related activities, but still managed to get some practice and rounds in. It seems that the work on flow and weight has gone well, so much so that lesson yesterday seemed to want to take me back the other direction (well to be fair, I think the other direction at certain moments in time and in certain areas of the body).
I can foresee a week of rather confusing practices to try to figure this out. Not probably the best timing for this with comp season fast approaching for me.... *sigh*
I did it again... went if for an hour practice, finished after two hours. I know I won't practice as much as Fasc and LatinGal... but perhaps, slowly but surely, I can continue to increase my practice time!
truth be told, F needs to get on it...but the schedule and the achilles has not been cooperating...ironically, the lesson have been going well...so who knows?
Practice was good, though tired. I went for a 30minute swim before hand and that wiped me out. My upper body will be mad at me for a while. But hopefully swimming should all help me in many ways.
However, tango has issues... Telespin into contra is a bit out of control. shm.....
I think I've posted this once before, I guess I should be glad that it hasn't happened more than that...they shoot horses don't they? *grrrrr*
Much better practice session in the evening yesterday. Better understanding of why I could not carry out the work and made some progress in exploring the idea more fully!
Good practices this week so far. Working on the details of opposition; understanding in more detail which muscle groups are being used (and those that are not being used) and how they work together in the three dimensions to create the correct energy and tone in the body to make the body "come alive"!
Quickstep is unfriendly... very very unfriendly. All the other dances are pretty good though.
sore...hard to practice today...some time on arms when shaping in open smooth, fixing a few ugly tendencies to heel lead here and there in latin as a new unfortunate consequence of staying on inside edge of foot more...and delaying rolling through heel moving backward in intl FT
gads I'm tired.....
Though I haven't practiced in a few days, overall practices have either been really good or really bad lately. Some days, the new choreo feels like I'm flying. Other days, either my brain blanks out and I can't remember it and keep messing up, or I feel like a complete newcomer again where I can't do much of anything right. I just hope practices don't continue like this for very much longer.
Maybe that just means you're doing it right...
I've realised lately that my solo practices are 70% basics and 30% on transferring that movement experience into choreography. I miss my partner As much as I like basics, there's just someone special missing.
LOL...I hope you're not like me then, it's been going on for years....
I find it so difficult to practice smooth solo. Rhythm I can do stuff that at least will feel somewhat like it is supposed to. Smooth, I feel like a newborn giraffe when I try to dance through various patterns.
And, I've decided it would be nice t have a bigger, better place to practice. But we make do with what we have I guess.
I really need more room to practice smooth. The dining room table keeps cutting my driving short.
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