Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by latingal, Jan 5, 2012.
New studio. So much stuff to learn.
Well for me everytime i see some viral videos about dancing it gives me inspiration and will excite me to dance! Yay, but unfortunately, i don't have a partner to do some dance covers haha.
currently I am just happy to be able to reset the dynamic...hoping to make it a good one
I just keep enjoying the team dymamic between me and my latin partner more and more every practice!! Very open and honest but always respectful!
Think Madonna in the 80's
I'm there as well right now too. We've become great friends since the last competition and really developed a great connection. It adds to the experience tremendously.
My coach found a competition partner for me, my first since I started learning dancing (standard only) last August. Preparing for and looking forward to competing.
Also, danced at a social for the first time with my new partner and it wasn't too bad. Also met the owner of dancepartner.com there, unexpectedly, which reminds me that I should probably stop paying him...
Hey, tell the owner of dancepartner dot com that charging people to read the "More About Me" and "I'm Looking For..." in people's profiles is ridiculous. That information is really critical in determining whether a person is worth ponying up the cash to contact.
<end hijack, and this probably belongs in the Whining Thread >
^^ This. (We need a super-emphatic, 1000 times like button.)
Well I am excited. I learned my first open routine today in standard. I thought jump from gold to open was going to be a big leap, but it went quite well.... and extra bonus, I love the routine.
Enjoying working with my am partner. Different dynamics from my pro-am work, it's been developing my dancing in different ways!
Multi-studio showcase tonight. We've upgraded my routine, and it feels really good!
Taking a retrospective look back over the last year. My dancing has changed a ton and I feel I can bring some good dancing to the floor this upcoming year.
It's nice, I feel as if having a consistent am partner at a good level has given me the opportunity develop in areas I never would have had the chance to if I only had pro-am. Additionally it's nice to have a partner who is a peer and works with you because of common goals rather then a financial incentive.
It's awesome having the opportunity to take the best of both worlds!
How did it go?
It went well! The floor is rather small at this showcase, and despite practicing for it, we ran out of room on a couple of occasions. My ad lib was not nearly as cool as the actual choreography, but it worked. Four weeks until I get to dance it on the nice big floor at our studio showcase!
Received some nice comments from people who were watching, interested to see video and hear pro's and coach's thoughts tomorrow.
I'm excited about my vacation FROM dancing coming up. It's just for a weekend, but I'm looking forward to smelling pine shavings, horse, and leather, and hearing nineties popified Latin music while sipping on a giant margarita.
Started taking my conditioning a little more seriously again...I'm loving the feeling of having a stronger core and legs. Now I just need to keep the conditioning up!
Dance-wise, not much... but I am excited about my new-to-me dress that arrived yesterday. It is not expensive or couture, and will likely be relegated to my back-up dress after this next competition, but it fits and is flattering and comfortable. And it will be even more comfortable after I make 2 minor alterations, namely changing the bra cups and straps. (I may also change the way the floats attach/their shape.)
This will also let me wear a dress that fits next month, without having to rush like crazy to get a new one made. I had to rush to make the now-too-big dress, and I think with more time, I would have chosen to do a couple of things differently.
Samba..... not something I would have predicted for the "what are you excited about in your dancing" thread. LOL!
I think I may have just met my new amateur smooth partner tonight!!!!!
Very talented, hard working, and like able personality!!!! Here's hoping it works out!!!
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