How are your practices going?

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

  1. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    I couldn't agree with you more, and I know what I'm talking about...
     
  2. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    Practice was hard today. It was stinking hot in the studio, and I was already feeling queasy after my hairdresser appointment (ick, too many perfumed products in use), but I stuck it out anyway. Yay for persistence, and I even cleaned up some problem spots.
     
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  3. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    The more you teach a figure to a student, the more you figure the figure out better for your own dancing.
     
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  4. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    the head is the tip of the whip
     
  5. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    Practices the last couple of days have been good, back to looking at what is next to attack on the improvement treadmill. The last one is going to come along quickly since it is something that previously was in the body, but got nudged out with the last round of modifications - so bringing it back with the modified technique isn't hard, it's just understanding how it now fits together. I'm hoping this is an easier one then the last.....
     
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  6. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    nice one!
     
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  7. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    pure persistance! I've never done this before in my life! 2 consecutive hours of practice, hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Realized something in regard to pivots... I haven't been committing weight to the left foot on the second step, as I'm setting up for the pivot. So experimentally, I'm trying to bear way over to the left on that step, and the rotation I'm suddenly getting on pivots is amazing. Now I need to learn to control it.
     
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  9. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    Ah, pivots. An eternal reminder that I'm not as awesome as I think I should be "by now".
     
  10. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    I completely know the feeling. :rolleyes:
     
  11. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    Really good practices over the weekend. Exploring the timing of the oppositional switch in rumba and cha-cha, so far it's resulting in much more fluid and powerful movement (it's a good thing to be coordinated - LOL!). Working on foot speed and maintaining good energy in required oppositions. Also did some much needed work in jive, I've let that one get too rusty.
     
  12. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    Practice today, good. Went over more of what I did on the weekend to start getting repetitions in for body memory. Hit all dances but Paso, a good day.
     
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  13. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    a good 10 min practice for me too! my God, what a feeling! even if it's only 10 min the work I did in that small span of time! my God, when you are in shape! first in mind and then in body, what a difference it makes when you focus!!!!
     
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  14. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    Finally hit the wall practicing yesterday. Was expecting it, after 4 days of long and productive practices I figure you're going to hit one that refuses to budge. That was yesterday. Decided to cut the practice short and dance another day....but am satisfied with the progress in the new areas of work.
     
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  15. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    wow, same thing with me half an hour ago. my practice was a disaster, so I cut is short. I don't know whether it's a swearing word, but it really sucked I'm telling you!
     
  16. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    LOL - it happens....you learn to expect it. Either you soldier on or decide to dance another day! :)
     
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  17. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    Hang in there!
     
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  18. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    I guess that's one advantage of dancing two styles... if you start practicing one and it isn't happening that day, you can switch to the other one.
     
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  19. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    I decided to practice another day. I guess it's only natural you canno always be happy at yourself and your dancing even if it's only practice, that's the way life is, thanks a thousand latingal!!!!!!!
     
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  20. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    Thought I was going to have partnered practice today....ended up being solo. I have to admit to being a tad disappointed in that it's been mostly solo work for the last couple of weeks, it would have been nice to actually dance in connection. But, had a good practice anyway. Simply did more work....not much more to say then that.
     
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