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

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

  1. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    foot speed....
  2. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    Finally finishing up all of our open routines! So pumped to compete in a month...
  3. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    currently. nothing...and it has been a while...not even sure what it is that would change that...and that is disturbing
  4. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    inspiration is at a "flat" point currently - although I find myself singing along with The Band Perry to their single release "Done"....may have to find a showcase .........
  5. Janson

    Janson Active Member

    Getting a new partner and coming up with new open choreo for CSRJ and at least WQ and one other - all for use in just over 1 month. Exciting...whilst daunting at the same time!
  6. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    Sexing up our smooth tango...Added a body roll. Unfortunately I crack up laughing half of the time I do it, so I need to work on pretending I want him and stuff.
  7. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    Finally learning how to use my upper body in Latin! So far I'm liking getting away from the "feet, knees, hips, then maybe we'll talk about your core and upper body if there's time" approach of my old latin coach (as much as I like getting compliments on my hip action from new teachers).
  8. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    Wow, finally all the piece parts are in the body and the timing of each is solidifying....geez, that took forever....
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  9. Lioness

    Lioness Well-Known Member

    Even though our new Waltz routine is the hardest we've ever had, it just feels amazing to dance. Like, literally everything fits together and feels good.

    Can't wait to dance it in a comp.

    (We're not going to talk about the new samba routine)
  10. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    That I actually remembered Smooth work after 3 months of no lessons.
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  11. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    Coaching coming's been awhile....
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  12. Gorme

    Gorme Active Member

    That my smooth feels better after working on nothing but Standard the past 3 months.
  13. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    I get to learn a quickstep routine tonight, WEEEEEE! Although i probably should have bought another set of lessons to prep for my next comp instead of this little mini showcase routine. But I couldn't resist. QUICKSTEP! A totally cheesy, 20's inspired QUICKSTEP! Sometimes ya gotta do the fun stuff and not just worry about the competition!
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  14. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    We have two complete smooth routines now! They may not be the finished routines, but they're competeable.
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  15. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    Playing with different emphasis of technical components to vary the look of the dance....looking to find "my style".
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  16. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    Ditto here! Latest latin coaching was on looking more at how to use my back and core in Latin!
  17. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    I'm learning the same thing in swing, thanks to Christopher Wayne.
  18. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Working on pretty much just Rhythm, and starting to add silver figures to all five routines. Probably won't be ready for debut for a while (maybe pre-silver single heats at Indiana?) but still.
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  19. bluslu

    bluslu Active Member

    Canter turn to develope in V.waltz FINALLY making sense. We worked on it at least 3 or 4 times in lessons last semester and then my partner and I worked on it for 3 or 4 practice sessions and it never. made. sense. Well, one lesson with the female instructor and a simple "It's a half turn pivot half turn" made it all go "click!" in my brain and suddenly, I can do it at speed. Male instructor kept saying "It's one and a half then half," and my body was just like "" So exciting. Maybe I won't trip and almost fall like I did at IDC.
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  20. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    Despite not having competed Latin for about a year and feeling rather rusty, our coach had me demonstrate my supposedly "clean" samba styling to everyone else. I felt awkward about it (I hate being the center of attention) but also secretly a bit thrilled.

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