Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by samina, Apr 25, 2007.
*pout* I don't wanna dress up! *pout*
Why can I not just wear my jeans and a cami? *pout, stomp*
maybe you can ...maybe you SHOULD...and punk the hair all out
My last showcase I wore jeans and stoned a t-shirt. It worked for the routine. (Although if I do that routine again, I'm going to find me a black skirt like in that Nirvana routine at OSB.)
Of course, now I need a non-ballroom place to wear a stoned AC/DC shirt!
nah, just be in the ballroom more often...comp groupie
VW, vaguely Elizabethan/Tudor era, hence the Shakespearean dandy-esque outfit
lol, that would have been my THIRD guess
Just agreed [read "paid for"] to doing a Paso Doble. Not knowing any steps at all, it will be interesting to see how far I get.
Last night's lesson was at the studio where pro and I will be performing our cha cha showcase. Our routine starts with us sitting in chairs side-by-side. We were able to figure out our starting place on the floor and how far back the chairs should be from the audience. We also realized that during the dance the chairs could get moved so we need to be aware of where they are for our ending. I'm sure my pro brought this up because one time during practice I wasn't paying attention and when we were supposed to sit back down I missed the chair entirely and fell on my behind. I don't think he wants me to do that again. :shock:
Paso is a fun dance.
we have that usual espana cani music, but since the theme of the event is motion pictures, which soundtrack would be a good one for a paso?
There's a version of Espana Cani from Shall We Dance that might work. It's 2:12 in length.
lmao... omg, thank goodness that didn't happen this week, huh? LOL
in our showcase choreography last night, pro said, "hey, let's do a lift!" i thought... omg... how's this gonna work... but the mechanics of it were so cool! he told me what to do, and once i went for it, i came down & said, "omg, are you okay?" and he said, "perfect... you feel like 20 lbs!"
i'm just amazed at how he's able to leverage the momentum of my upward motion.
now i've gotta revisit splits & leg lifts & such so that i can cultivate decent form for the lift. i don't want to look like a troll up there, y'know?
Lesson this morning was more of the QS showcase. My pivots stink. Really, really badly. I've tried conveying this thought...he seems to think it won't be a problem.
Currently fighting over how to end the damn thing. He wants to end with a drag. Hells no. I haven't found a way to get him to back down, and I can't shake the thought from his head enough to get him thinking about a different thing to do. Meanwhile, him "forcing it" and me fighting him on that makes for much amusement.
And aggravation...did I mention the aggravation? At least the aggravation is two-sided.
My pro and I are into week three of our cha-cha showcase. Dancing to Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous". Holy Batman it's FAST. He's really challenging me with silver and gold choreography and I love it. I've competed only once so far at the Novice and Pre-Bronze levels, so my technique is lacking, but he'll get me there. When I get frustrated with a new step he reminds me that he only taught it to me 5 minutes ago, relax. LOL
Have no idea what I'll wear, but the showcase isn't until late June.
My biggest problem is the hair. I just to not look good with the slicked back wet look. ugh.
maybe try short and saucy
Short and saucy - you mean cut my hair? Not ready to do that. A wig? Might be too distracting.
I'm working on one but have no idea where to start... and uhhh the shows tonight.
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