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

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

  1. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    Which 3 dance styles do you do ProAm?
  2. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    rhytym and Latin with one pro, took this year off to concentrate on smooth with another

    back at all three next year god and time willing:D
  3. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    Lessons today... covered latin... still have to get on my foot faster, but samba, paso and jive are looking better. Then we did our first pretend competition round in smooth.... to make sure I could actually do it... it went well. I said I would decide today if I would include VW in my next comp... I guess I will..., overall a nice lesson....
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  4. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    argentine tango!!!!!
  5. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    I'm competing in Standard for the first time next month. My gown arrived yesterday, and we ran everything in costume during today's lesson. Dancing with floats was an interesting experience!
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  6. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    I have finally discovered my inner thighs.
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  7. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    Um, well...that should significantly improve your more ways than one. ;)
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  8. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    wish I can discover mine too!!!
  9. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Received a very nice and unexpected compliment from a lady pro that I respect. It gives me hope that I'm heading in the right direction.
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  10. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    Lovely! I keep a mental store of those special compliments to draw on when the going gets tough.
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  11. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    New ideas about head weight in coaching yesterday made a huge difference. Excited to apply this through everything!!

    Back to compliments: I was chatting with a new face at the party last Friday, said she used to teach "decades ago," and that she was very much enjoying watching me dance. I thanked her and said something about how much I love it and that I put in a lot of hours, and about my upcoming comp. She asked whether I teach *all* the dances. (Why do people always assume that I teach?!?) LOL I'm still amused by her reaction to me saying I'm not a teacher -- mouth open aghast, "OMG, you're a *student*?!? You're fantastic!" Makes me wonder a bit about her teaching background...
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  12. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Had my very first experience of feeling like I was floating (instead of my usual smooth, but working) during a wall or two of waltz this week. Awesome feeling, and now I just need to figure out how to feel that all the time.

    My first reaction was 'let's do that again'!
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  13. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    I had that as well... it made me realize why people love smooth/standard...... a very connected floaty feeling when it goes well!
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  14. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    Viennese Waltz has always been one of those dances that I did not do... not a clue... and now, today, there I am viennese waltzing (?) to music with pro, and it actually feels good.. ( no clue how it looks), and I am just amazed....
  15. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Excited about advances in the action and control of the rhythmical dances!!
  16. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    standard following. it's a whole new world these days
  17. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    eyes finally open huh???:D

    kidding.. the mrs is noting an evolution in the same area now that she practices standard witha pro and not just me
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  18. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    Having a really great time at Emerald Ball this week! (and met 3wishes today!)
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  19. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    That everything came together, quite literally, at Emerald. Nice hanging out SwayWithMe.
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  20. Wannabee

    Wannabee Well-Known Member

    Went to a multi-studio dance party last night. So glad I can finally follow most of the leaders enough to enjoy social dancing. Danced all night and only had a couple of awkward moments that required a full stop/restart (and perhaps one of those wasn't my fault lol). Since I had never danced with most of these leaders before, I consider that a testament to the improvement of my following skills :) .

    And the occasional dances that I got to do with my pro, a little slice of heaven flying around the floor, following him while he navigated lots of traffic, direction changes at full speed, etc. It was a great night of dancing. And to think I almost didn't go...
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