Ballroom Dance > What are you excited about in your dancing right now?

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by latingal, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. singndance

    singndance Well-Known Member

    After several years of hard work my pro had a few new routines choreographed for me. We start work on them next week. I feel like I've graduated!
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  2. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    I'm getting to the point where I can lead my silver standard with ladies who are NOT my instructor and have it actually work more or less the way it's supposed to.
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  3. LordBallroom

    LordBallroom Member

    It's taken me three months of hard work but I've finally ironed out most of my posture problems. I can feel the muscles around the spine contracted making it stretch from the tailbone to the top of the head. I finally feel like a string is pulling me up from the top of my head lifting my rib cage and enabling my pelvis to hang in a neutral alignment. All of a sudden the techniques that make the different dances unique are starting to happen naturally and effortlessly. I feel like the beautiful dancing that admire in the pros that surround me is becoming demystified as if the lights are finally being turned on. It's difficult to contain my excitement.
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  4. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Excited that new work in basic rumba showed up twice in practice this week, and it felt great. It's disappointing when you can do it one practice, but not the next, or the one after that, or.....etc., etc. But it actually showed up twice this week - hoooray!!
  5. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    what's this? F in the excitement thread?....cautiously optimistic that tiny little bit of happiness is little excitement buds :)
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  6. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Welcome back! Being stepped on must have done it for you. :D
  7. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Being a "serious" student and competitor does not preclude making your happiness in your dancing day to day a priority.....
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  8. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    Love this latingal, we have to enjoy the journey, as cliched as it sounds.
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  9. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    *wipes glasses...squints..wipes glasses again..* yep thats what it said!!!
  10. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    that i could work on my open gold smooth technique one minute and be busting out some popping and animation in a new WCS showdance the next.. all with out brain pain!!
  11. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    More opportunities to dance as new social dances have been added here during the past 18 months or so. :)
  12. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    It's not "ballroom" or even partner dancing, but I am REALLY excited about the advanced, "phrased" verion of the "Fake ID" line dance that catches all the bridges, guitar solo, etc in the song. I've been spending hours working on this. It reminds me of when "Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy" came out and I spent hours and hours making up and perfecting my own dance to go with it because I wasn't satisfied with what everyone else was doing. (And yes, I did it in public!)
    I bought the sheet music, and have it all marked up so I know when to do what part and what wall to be on when.
    And it's really interesting to me because this is international, and the best video of it is from Germany.
  13. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    While I expect a good bit of my lesson this weekend to be post-comp debrief sort of stuff, I'll also be starting my reintroduction to smooth. It's been a really, really, really long time since I've had a lesson in smooth.
  14. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    My teacher stated several times that my dancing at this past comp was better than at the last comp... always cause for celebration!!
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  15. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    Finally figured out how to stay grounded on the forward steps in american rumba. FINALLY. no more little pop ups for me! (well, hopefully no more). Also got a great tips on keeping weight centered and leg rise/foot rise on smooth waltz and foxtrot. Once I get that consistent, i think it will really help push my smooth along.
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  16. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    a la Patti LaBelle...."ooh, ooh, oooh, oooh, oooh - I got a new attituuuuude" :)

    JANATHOME Well-Known Member

    I have a "tick" in my smooth...
    Sounds silly but I was so excited when pro put in this "tick" and I was able to respond to it...
    So great to add another little layer, ya know!
  18. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Figured out, with the help of our instructor, that in doing rumba I have not been committing weight to the foot I'm moving to. Especially on side steps. That's made a big difference. More work on it in tomorrow's lesson.
  19. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    worked with smooth pro on moving center to center and not foot to foot

    then practiced with the wife she asked who i was and where her husband had disappeared to it was a compliment

    i thnik my smooth pro will get a nice bday gift from the mrs!!
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  20. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    Lessons today reinforced our recent coaching...., I know I am a broken record, but each and every lesson is so good. I am so happy with current pro.

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