at social studio with DP - danced all out, DP is getting better at mixing up the steps from the routines - makes dancing a whole lot more fun. I'm beginning to set limits for the social dancing with him - for example, if I can't bring my feet together when i should then the dance stops. Noticed that foot action and rise and fall are strongly related. Once your feet are together the only move you can make is to lower
Great practise for frame and shape - as its way more difficult to maintain after 2 hrs dancing
thinking about my spirals....examining them thoroughly...and now that I have made significant progress in forward poise and leg lines, it's time to remember to look up again...never used to have that problem when I was backweighted...always something...now off to suffer though straight leg with a heel lead in paso (I find that to be maddening)...then, after I am good an exhausted, I will switch to smooth and standard...lessons resume on monday thank the merciful heavens...two weeks is too long
I have 2 weeks until I go back to school...while everyone I know is at work, I'm practicing. My goals: notice-ably improve posture and hip actions in latin, get more stretch in poise for standard and work on brushing the feet.
Just drilling rhythm basics, mostly rumba. rotating hip back more, shifting weight at proper time, etc etc etc. Also helped out with one lesson, one of pros called me over to spot one of his students while he was teaching her new lifts/flip thing for her showcase.