how are your lessons going? thread II

debmc

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Lessons are focusing more on smooth as that will be my style at next comp. This is my second time competing in smooth. My first time, I had no idea how little I knew, so it was fun and I enjoyed it and placed well. This time I am very aware of how little I know and I am abit nervous.
 

sbrnsmith

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Lessons going really well. Eleven hours scheduled this week! Felt energized and did everything my instructor asked of me to the point where he asked why I was so happy. I told him I love dancing, he's an awesome partner and I am so lucky I get to dance and have the time and resources to devote to it. This put him in a really good mood which is good for all the people that came after me, as he had a full day of lessons ahead of him.
 

debmc

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Lessons going really well. Eleven hours scheduled this week! Felt energized and did everything my instructor asked of me to the point where he asked why I was so happy. I told him I love dancing, he's an awesome partner and I am so lucky I get to dance and have the time and resources to devote to it. This put him in a really good mood which is good for all the people that came after me, as he had a full day of lessons ahead of him.
Eleven lessons in a week! Wow! How many styles do you dance?
 

sbrnsmith

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Eleven lessons in a week! Wow! How many styles do you dance?
I dance 3 styles. This is my week off and I took advantage and scheduled as many as I think I can handle. I am also doing my workouts/training with my trainer. Next week when I am working, I will have no time to do anything. Also, my teacher is out of town for the following week, so will have 2 weeks with no dance :(
 

Wannabee

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Double lesson tonight, then going with pro on a little road trip for a coaching lesson on Sat. This will be my first coaching lesson with a pro outside of our little studio. I'm nervous but my instructor seems to think I will benefit greatly from the session. Fingers crossed.
 

latingal

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Rude awakening from my technique break....LOL! Unannounced round and then proceeded to tear into cha-cha like I was a first year student. Hug at the end was nice though.....
 
New samba routine (also first open samba routine)!!! So far manageable, but the goal is a full length routine in three 45-minute lessons, so we'll see if it stays that way.

Our coach decided that since we're short we're doing a ton of direction changed and few, if any, held poses. Not quite in my wheelhouse so it looks like I'm on another development journey for the foreseeable future.
 

danceronice

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We've decided the showcase will just not be ready by Indiana. But that leaves more room to focus on seeing how I handle competing Silver for the first time. Will be doing full bronze and the bronze scholarship, and pre-silver and the silver multidance. I fully anticipate getting my butt kicked in Silver, but at least it makes bronze feel easier. Now if I can just get over everything aching from the cold weather...
 

JANATHOME

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Final touches made to changes to gold international foxtrot routine to flow better on comp floor...I could not be happier with the "new and improved".

Now if only I can get past the mental block of the running finish in the QS.
 

FancyFeet

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Had one of those "I suck, and can't dance" sort of lessons last night.

I arrived frozen from the super-awesome weather, and not as early as I would have liked, meaning I started out not totally warmed-up, and it took me a while to get there. First 10 minutes or so, legs were stiff, transitions were rough, and I just wasn't working through the floor as much as usual.

Pro is still in super-focused pre-comp mode. I got a LOT of fix-this, fix-that last night. The constant stream of rapid-fire corrections for an hour had me in a bit of a funk by the end. Oh, and the blaring music from another lesson that gave me a headache didn't help. Confidence was pretty low by the end. Pro may have suspected I was a bit off as the lesson concluded with multiple hugs, which is atypical.

This morning, I am feeling moderately better. Lessons have been really good lately, so I was due for a bad one... and I know I can dance. I had a bit off an off night, and pro was in a mood is all. Really just wish pro and I could get on the same comp-prep timeline though. I'm about a week away from shifing to run-throughs and polishing up only as I feel the heavy work should be done, and he seems to be just upping the intensity now. Something to table at a future discussion, I think.
 

Wannabee

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That's funny because my lesson was underwhelming last night as well, and my pro was also in a mood. Though probably less so than I. I felt like I could have bitten everyone's head off and spit it back out. I'm feeling better today, to my husband's great relief.
 

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