How many hours of practice is needed?

Mr 4 styles

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#41
I don't know about that....I have always practiced a great deal but I don't feel that the open work requires more than the closed if one is striving to do all of it at a high level...at least as regards individual practice...I do feel more of a frustration in open pro/am because I find it more of a disadvantage to not be able to have practice on partnering and musicality without him...
I agree I meant total practice time not on ones own the increased complexity of movement esp in smooth a rhythm coupled with a greater emotive component must be rehearsed with ones partner its hard to emote to the mirror sometimes
 

Mr 4 styles

Well-Known Member
#42
I know few pros that are legit regional contenders. Two hours a day five days a week is what they say to shoot for. By practice, we're not counting studio parties or any other kind of social dancing event. We're talking about two hours of WORK everyday doing "drills" that aren't necessarily fun.
most champions ive worked with dance a bit more
 

fascination

Site Moderator
Staff member
#43
I agree I meant total practice time not on ones own the increased complexity of movement esp in smooth a rhythm coupled with a greater emotive component must be rehearsed with ones partner its hard to emote to the mirror sometimes
yep...I have always be content to practice alone..I have always felt that it was essential to my owning my own dancing, but I am in a space now where it is very frustrating not to have an available partner at this level
 

Mr 4 styles

Well-Known Member
#45
yep...I have always be content to practice alone..I have always felt that it was essential to my owning my own dancing, but I am in a space now where it is very frustrating not to have an available partner at this level
your awesomeness would triple:eek: if that's even possible...:p

and 99% of students would consider it a dream to be able to dance like them.
im a 1%er... in many ways............:cool:
 

smidra86

Active Member
#46
I think practice time really depends on your goals and how long you have to achieve them, etc. Also, you need to take a day off every so often if not once a week. Doing it everyday for several hours a day will burn you out very quickly. Competitions burn you out even more. If you have a competition coming up, yes practice everyday leading up to the competition starting maybe a week or two before. Then take the next day after the comp off to rest (and that doesn't include a day of traveling because travel wears you out as well). Sometimes more practice will just make you worse because you are so worn out. I usually do 2 hours everyday, with every few weeks a day off to recover. And if we have a lesson then an hour before and an hour or 2 after the lesson.

Practice varies by level and by set goals.
 

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