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 on: July 14, 2015, 08:57:40 AM 
Started by phoenix13 - Last post by QPO

Well you can smile when you have good advice on your doorstep Cool

 on: July 14, 2015, 01:04:28 AM 
Started by Some guy - Last post by SparkleBarge
Who's teaching these people to be battering rams, though? who's letting it slide, pinning it high, and looking the other way when you hear that thunk of person-on-person trading rhinestones?  It's on the shoulders of anyone instructing/coaching people who dance to emphasize at intervals the need to not smash other people. They won't do that, because they believe in milking competitors for all the money they can, and babysitting their social bread and butter by feeding them junk food figures with no understanding of what it is they're doing. They'll keep doing this, because people with ego issues refuse to wise up, and people are stupid enough to believe everything they're told without questioning or researching "what happens when this happens" or "why does this happen when such and such".  It wouldn't kill people to play devil's advocate just a little bit more in their lives.

Just the simple ability to dance without following a script has gone by the wayside. I social dance much more than I compete, and when I dance with people really ringing their "I'm a competitor!" bell, I think it's pretty pathetic when something doesn't go right, and they can't just roll with it, they have to actually stop, "bounce count" (wait- hold on, five-six, no... shh- five, six, seven, okayGO basic) and then start over again, or they can't break anything down "From that last promenade position before the wing", they have to rewind to the complete beginning, fast-forward-dance through all of it, and then hit that spot.

Sure, dancers don't understand what they're dancing, because I'm not sure teachers understand what they're teaching- that, or they don't care, as long as they can placate their students into cutting more checks.

Also, if I see some jerkwad "competitive dancing at me" at a social and I know they're going to mow me down, they need to understand that I give them the benefit of the doubt with a heavy dose of stink-eye exactly one time, before I ronde-face them the next. A social floor is a social floor. If you want to air out your comp routines on it, modify them so that you're not trying to kill anyone, or you might find yourself out of commission.

Hi again, btw. Like herpes, I just keep flaring up. Also, this forum needs a Neil DeGrasse Tyson "badass-hands" icon for posts like this one.

 on: July 13, 2015, 03:52:55 PM 
Started by MrsMoose - Last post by Some guy
It seems like heel turns are a perfect example of how poorly the men are taught. The woman's job today in ballroom dancing has evolved 100% to making the guy look somewhat competent.  Cry

 on: July 13, 2015, 03:49:26 PM 
Started by phoenix13 - Last post by Some guy

 on: July 13, 2015, 03:48:12 PM 
Started by phoenix13 - Last post by Some guy
I'm working on it! Yeah, one of them turned to completely organic living, the other turned mostly organic and went onto win the U.S. National Tai Chi title after realizing that there is such a thing as energy that the body uses, and that muscles and joints are not destined for bearing any loads. Doctors get 20 hours total of nutrition information in medical school, if that, and the rest of the time they learn "everything else". How much do they learn about energy and how dancers can move the way they do without straining their bodies and muscles? Zero. Not even PM&R doctors who dedicate their lives to physical movement and rehabilitation are taught the first thing about energy or chi. One of the top PM&R doctors in the country told me that it's impossible to ride a bicycle long term without damaging your nerves at the elbow.

So yeah, the Body School needs to come out and permeate society, because it's in desperate need of it. Last I checked, arthritis wasn't curable, but I managed that feat just fine, having three different sports medicine doctors confirm the diagnosis in two countries.

 on: July 13, 2015, 12:21:06 PM 
Started by MrsMoose - Last post by Dora-Satya Veda
Love to see you both discussing these things. missed you both

Glad you enjoy our talk.  Tongue Miss you too!


 on: July 13, 2015, 12:19:20 PM 
Started by phoenix13 - Last post by Dora-Satya Veda
yes I agree and we also always start out lessons doing five in a row so our coach can see how we cope to do a final  Smiley

Good idea QPO!


 on: July 13, 2015, 12:15:57 PM 
Started by dancinginthemoonlight - Last post by Dora-Satya Veda
That does sound like a lot of work QPO even if oranges are cheap. Why would you want to work that hard?


 on: July 13, 2015, 12:08:39 PM 
Started by phoenix13 - Last post by Dora-Satya Veda
I think it starts by debunking the pre-existing paradigm that real change takes months and years to happen.  Real change in ballroom dancing can be achieved in minutes, not hours or years. 

I hear the father of the Body School used to say it takes 10 years to get good, 9 years where you make it difficult for yourself, 3 months where you realize it sure can't be that difficult and then you learn to dance. He would then continue to say "how long do you want it to take?" if the student said more than 9 months then he would ask "how many lessons per week" then they would give him a number. He would then say "why don't you send me a check ever week with the total of the lesson price and when you have reached the point that you are ready to learn to dance, call me and we can start the lessons in person."

I think one of the reasons people think it's hard to find a good coach is because they believe real change and improvement cannot happen in 30-minutes.  They all believe it takes years.  So they listen to one coach who conveniently tells them to practice some technique for a few years and eventually they'll get it.  Then they go to another coach that gives them the same time line. 

He would also say that when you learn principles your world will change in a moment. He also said to not buy into the 30 year plan as that plan is for the teachers that don't know enough to teach the principles and have people see the deeper meaning of them each time.

If your dancing doesn't drastically change and improve at each lesson, you've got the wrong coach for you.

Totally agree SG


 on: July 13, 2015, 11:43:20 AM 
Started by phoenix13 - Last post by Dora-Satya Veda
I've gone on to teach this methods to two doctors who both believed their knees and hips were beyond repair.  Three months later, going against everything Western medicine proclaimed to them, they were completely fixed.  Not to mention, they were both completely baffled because their knowledge of science and medicine could not explain how they themselves were cured.   

How wonderful to read that SG. Hopefully one day doctors will prescribe dancing instead of putting people on pain medication and have people have unnecessary operations.

I live in hope!


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