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

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

  1. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    Got a bloody job, so I get to compete again! Woot!
  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    excited here about focusing solely on smooth for a while....and in particular, maintaining a softer connection while integrating new choreography which changes position far more than I have been accustomed to...I feel like much of what has been lacking in my dancing is beginning to be addressed...and that is very exciting
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  3. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    Feeling reenergized and eager to start drilling hard to put quality movements into my muscle memory. Can't wait to hit the ground running this week!
  4. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    First lesson with New Smooth Partner scheduled!
  5. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    To get back to practicing at all. Though I feel like these months away have blown me way out of shape /:
  6. Loki

    Loki Well-Known Member

    Nothing. Ennui has set in big time. Maybe time to chuck it all for Argentine.
  7. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    That was fast! Hope all goes well in the new partnership!!!!

    Work has been h$&@ and I haven't had much time to practice as a result. Would like that to change this week, but it will probably be another week or two before I can see any results from pushing back on the difference between the amount of work expected of me and how much I'm actually capable of producing sustainably.
  8. letsdance101

    letsdance101 Active Member

    I'm excited about a possible standard partner :) we are going to have a try out and talk about goals next week

    This could be my first amateur partner so I'm pumped!
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  9. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    Lessons have been great lately, lots of fun new technique is really clicking. Real life has settled down a bit and is letting me have a more consistent day-to-day solo practice schedule.

    At our last showcase, I danced freestyles with another student as well as with my pro. We decided to do this about 10 days out, not ever having danced together previously. 5 hours of practice later, it went much better than I had dared hope. Coach has suggested that we compete together, which I'm not quite ready to commit to yet, but we are going to be practicing together regularly. Exciting!
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  10. dancelvr

    dancelvr Well-Known Member

    Latin is progressing exponentially. My memories of 3 year old lessons are all coming back, and we are moving right along. Hopefully, we will be ready for a comp by October! (When I might be able to afford one.) :)
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  11. Becca

    Becca Active Member

    Obviously I don't dance at all anymore myself, but what I'm excited about in my dancing world at the moment is the WDC European Professional Latin in Moscow tomorrow evening! It's going to be a HUGE day for me!!!
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  12. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    This went exceptionally well. Forget excited, I'm pushing positively giddy now.

    Oh, and as for the speed, my pro had suggested to me that I dance with her roughly 30s after I finished up at Nationals. I'll (probably) only be dancing smooth with her, so it wouldn't have interfered with what I would have been doing with my old partner even if she weren't moving. And, well, apparently this is something that my pro and her partner (who New Smooth Partner is doing pro-am with) had hatched up between themselves as something that Had To Happen.
  13. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    So this means you get to keep your current smooth instructor? That's awesome!!
  14. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    Latin partner and I are starting to feel a lot stronger in our cha cha!!! We now have three full dances we've both learned plus a paso that only she's learned and maybe a quarter of a jive that we both know...unfortunately, samba and rumba have gotten super rusty whe we polished the cha cha. Coach made it clear that we are to run through our choreo for each dance slowly at the start of each practice from here on out before we do anything else.

    It no longer feels like quite a long stretch to have all five worked up by September ish.
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  15. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    And I have a really good reason to start taking lessons with my instructor's pro partner. I feel like lessons with him will be very good for me.
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  16. CCdance

    CCdance Active Member

    Adding Paso to my training! Yay! Had some practice in the past but this time it's geared up for my next comp, so I'm really excited about! I love all 5 (International latin) dances equally, but Paso definitely is a special one! :shy:
  17. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    Looks like I'll be competing Am bronze standard at the next comp as well as my ProAm events!
  18. sbrnsmith

    sbrnsmith Well-Known Member

    Excited about taking my dancing to the next level... we have 4 months before next comp and are focusing on Standard, which apparently is my strongest style, but also working on Rhythm and Smooth...feeling better about technique and working on presentation and performance aspects which are challenging for me
  19. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    Decided on what comps I'll be doing for the rest of the year and what dance style I'll be doing at each one of them. Have all my hotel and hair/makeup appts booked and time off from work. It's exciting to be working towards specific goals at specific comps.
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  20. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    really partnering...really dancing WITH
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