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

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

  1. Wannabee

    Wannabee Well-Known Member

    Keep the ibuprofen handy! You can do it latingal. Good luck!
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  2. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Wow, got a real kick out of learning to be more aware and precise in where I place my energy. Thankful for the opportunity to do so!
  3. dancelvr

    dancelvr Well-Known Member

    Frame and connection. We've had a recent revelation which has made a difference in almost every aspect of my dancing. It's exciting beyond words! THIS is what it's all supposed to feel like. :)
  4. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    Starting silver standard with my am partner. Tenatively, we're going to go ahead and enter silver-gold at our next comp. We may very well drop back down to bronze-silver for Nationals, but this feels like a nice milestone for our partnership.
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  5. dancelvr

    dancelvr Well-Known Member

    I've been working out on a machine called an Arc Trainer, and I'm thrilled with the results! My leg strength and knee stability have increased exponentially! A full-on Slow Foxtrot has never felt so effortless and balanced....ever! It's such an improvement.
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  6. TemptressToo

    TemptressToo Member

    Yes, THRILLED to have moved to an area with some active dancers. :)
  7. ssqq

    ssqq Member

    Learning some Standard routines--previously I've done American style
    Love it! A new challenge
  8. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    Scheduled my first smooth lesson in many, many months. So happy to finally have a stable partner for both smooth and standard.
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  9. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    Plane tickets are bought, hotel reservations made... I am ready for the next two comps!
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  10. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    Studio showcase yesterday went well! Several people commented that they could see a real difference in my dancing since the last one.

    IGB end of this week! :)
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  11. dancelvr

    dancelvr Well-Known Member

    IGB coming up for me too! And, for the first time, my family will be able to come and watch me dance. My sister-in-law is so excited, she won't shut up about it. :)
  12. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    I think one of my sisters might be coming to watch; it will be the first time she's seen me dance. Exciting!
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  13. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    Vol State this weekend! This'll be the first time I've ever competed in smooth. Well, for all practical intents and purposes. I *did* do a small, local competition in the style back in my first year of dancing. I was such a turrible, newbie dancer back then that I consider it to barely count. Much like Jon Snow, I knew nothing back then.

    (It also looks reasonably likely that this will be the first time I've had Larinda as a judge. That's actually rather intimidating. Particularly given the whole "this style is still rather new to me" thing.)
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  14. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

  15. LT

    LT Member

    First comp in about 3 months coming up this weekend... :) Also, get to wear tails this time!
  16. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    starting to finally realize how to be more precise with my feet in rhythm, but it will take a lot of practice to get rid of the muddled, dragging, thing I currently do. Also, new smooth v. waltz routine! Feels so lovely to do, super flowy.
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  17. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    Had our first lesson with a new smooth coach. Spent most of the time talking and a little bit dancing, but I'm really excited for what's to come.
  18. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    A highly successful first smooth competition. I think this is the most pleased I've been with a pro-am competition ... possibly ever. Things really went well, even if I was somewhat disappointed to wind up not having Larinda as a judge. Which made my reticence to do more than give her a cheery smile and wave all the sillier.
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    JANATHOME Well-Known Member

    Me too Mindputtee.. Last night I had my second lesson with new Standard instructor and it confirmed to me that I have made the right decisions to change pro. I am excited for the future. That and pro felt I was dancing in the wrong category and it was time for me to move out of silver and into gold. New waltz routine underway.
  20. kckc

    kckc Active Member

    just had 2 days in a row of dripping-sweat lessons getting ready for comp in 2 short weeks. I hurt in places I didn't know existed but the dancing seems to be good, even on my can't-guarantee-it-will-hold-out-through-competition bad knee. Is there anything better than V. waltz when you are firing on all cylinders?
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