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« Reply #150 on: February 22, 2011, 07:02:39 AM »

we have started to do that as well. we first dance on our own and get our balance point. I don't rely on V too much especially when we first start as my leg does not want to hold its own weight....

Working on your own makes coming together a more equal experience.
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« Reply #151 on: February 22, 2011, 07:16:30 AM »

Working on your own makes coming together a more equal experience.

Ain't that the truth!  It forces the follow to stand on her own legs - and it also makes the lead think about not pushing the follow around...
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« Reply #152 on: July 02, 2012, 08:39:35 AM »

I touched on this tonight with a friend who's dance partner has gone interstate for a few weeks. I said that she should practice on her own and she said really and I said why not...we always start our lessons apart and dance our routines on our own.

Working in your own space I think empowers you when you have to come together. anyone else try this? and notice improvements
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« Reply #153 on: July 23, 2012, 09:21:31 PM »

My dance father and mother were very strict with our practice.

They said that as dancing is an activity that was done together then it should be done together.  They did insist that the man came into the studio about 30 minutes before the lady to practice their 4 jobs by themselves. They said that if the man can’t focus on the 4 jobs by himself then he would never be able to do it with a lady in front of him. I know that most body school trained dancers still does it like that. The man comes into the studio and dances around by himself. The lady then comes strolling in about 30 minutes later and joins him. She would have done her drills in the lady’s changing room or out of sight. Once she joins him in the studio then they dance together for the rest of the practice.

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« Reply #154 on: July 23, 2012, 09:40:07 PM »

We did something similar but were in the same room. That sounds like great advice, once I get over this currently injury we will go back to using that principle. What is pressing now is to work on my balance again. I noticed the other day when I was having an exray on my knee that I was wobbling...and could stop moving ot adjust my centre. NOT Happy....
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« Reply #155 on: July 23, 2012, 09:53:46 PM »

Q, have you tried to use a balance board or ball? You can also do simple leg lifts with your eyes closed. No matter which method you chose it would help you get your balance back very fast. This will help the receptors in the feet to fire and send signals to the brain of what muscles to engage for the regaining balance.

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« Reply #156 on: July 23, 2012, 10:28:02 PM »

Q, have you tried to use a balance board or ball? You can also do simple leg lifts with your eyes closed. No matter which method you chose it would help you get your balance back very fast. This will help the receptors in the feet to fire and send signals to the brain of what muscles to engage for the regaining balance.

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No not yet. I see the physio today and will ask if she has a ball or board that I can use for this purpose. Need to get back up to full steam quickly.
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« Reply #157 on: July 23, 2012, 10:51:05 PM »

Many sports stores in the US have them or you can buy them on-line. They are about $50 US. They are good to use on a regular basis even if you are all fit.

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« Reply #158 on: July 24, 2012, 12:05:14 AM »

Many sports stores in the US have them or you can buy them on-line. They are about $50 US. They are good to use on a regular basis even if you are all fit.

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will make it a new habit!
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« Reply #159 on: July 24, 2012, 06:14:31 AM »

Is that like one of those pilates balls?
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« Reply #160 on: July 24, 2012, 08:39:43 PM »

Yes, it almost look like one only it is cut in half....

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« Reply #161 on: July 24, 2012, 08:47:47 PM »

I a, going shopping on Saturday to the sport store and get one there....at least today I am walking without a stick.....trying to do some gentle exercises, I need to get strong before I get back on the floor. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #162 on: October 02, 2012, 02:52:44 AM »

Now that I have had the surgery, this is something that will be a priority to me. I don't think it can be underestimated the importance of your own balance.

I will resume my Pilates as soon as I can and also my daughter wants me to go to Yoga with her, but I think Pilates is part of Yoga.... keeping the stretch going can only help.
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