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« Reply #585 on: November 26, 2009, 04:13:11 PM »

That's ok. Last lesson (group) I got led through some foxtrot figured, told to dance them with DP, and then got criticised for doing them wrong.

Coach then proceeded to dance the step how DP was doing it, and say 'What's wrong with how I'm dancing this?'
DP took a guess and got it wrong, because we've never done foxtrot before. Coach indignantly said 'No! That's not it at all! Look closer! I'll do it again!'
And he wonders why we dislike his teaching methods. We've never done foxtrot before. How the hell are we meant to know exactly what he's doing wrong, and dance it perfectly when he hasn't shown us how any more than a 'watch my feet'

Your answer should have been:
"I know, I know!!! You are teaching us wrong!!!"

Ace answer - though I suspect he might not have agreed

The problem is give the man a small amount of knowledge and he thinks he is a Pro ( I know this person) as much as he is a nice person, he is NOT a dancer and he cannot teach people to be high level dancers.  End of story, he can teach you anything .. I know this is very undiplomatic of me, but I can't do it anymore.... Undecided

We know he can't teach us anything. We're there because the rest of the family goes and mum wont let me blatantly stop going. She's still rather loyal to him.
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« Reply #586 on: November 26, 2009, 07:27:05 PM »

Sounds good bookworm!

Last lesson I got told that the waltz goes 1 2 3, 1 2 3.....REALLY?   Shocked Shocked Shocked:Smiley Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Now that is a surprise... I thought it was 1223, 1223, 1223 :no wonder its not right Tongue

Actually, to us (dancers), it's 1-2 3-4.  Wink
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« Reply #587 on: November 26, 2009, 07:53:48 PM »

Sounds good bookworm!

Last lesson I got told that the waltz goes 1 2 3, 1 2 3.....REALLY?   Shocked Shocked Shocked:Smiley Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Now that is a surprise... I thought it was 1223, 1223, 1223 :no wonder its not right Tongue

Actually, to us (dancers), it's 1-2 3-4.  Wink
so ThATS why we feel its easier to do waltz to tango music Cheesy
(true story)
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« Reply #588 on: November 26, 2009, 08:17:50 PM »

Sounds good bookworm!

Last lesson I got told that the waltz goes 1 2 3, 1 2 3.....REALLY?   Shocked Shocked Shocked:Smiley Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Now that is a surprise... I thought it was 1223, 1223, 1223 :no wonder its not right Tongue

Actually, to us (dancers), it's 1-2 3-4.  Wink

it certainly feels that way when we dnce it...interesting
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« Reply #589 on: November 26, 2009, 08:18:55 PM »

Sounds good bookworm!

Last lesson I got told that the waltz goes 1 2 3, 1 2 3.....REALLY?   Shocked Shocked Shocked:Smiley Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Now that is a surprise... I thought it was 1223, 1223, 1223 :no wonder its not right Tongue

Actually, to us (dancers), it's 1-2 3-4.  Wink
so ThATS why we feel its easier to do waltz to tango music Cheesy
(true story)

We also have danced foxtrot on waltz music, that is an interesting exercise
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« Reply #590 on: November 26, 2009, 08:20:03 PM »

That's ok. Last lesson (group) I got led through some foxtrot figured, told to dance them with DP, and then got criticised for doing them wrong.

Coach then proceeded to dance the step how DP was doing it, and say 'What's wrong with how I'm dancing this?'
DP took a guess and got it wrong, because we've never done foxtrot before. Coach indignantly said 'No! That's not it at all! Look closer! I'll do it again!'
And he wonders why we dislike his teaching methods. We've never done foxtrot before. How the hell are we meant to know exactly what he's doing wrong, and dance it perfectly when he hasn't shown us how any more than a 'watch my feet'

Your answer should have been:
"I know, I know!!! You are teaching us wrong!!!"

Ace answer - though I suspect he might not have agreed

The problem is give the man a small amount of knowledge and he thinks he is a Pro ( I know this person) as much as he is a nice person, he is NOT a dancer and he cannot teach people to be high level dancers.  End of story, he can teach you anything .. I know this is very undiplomatic of me, but I can't do it anymore.... Undecided

We know he can't teach us anything. We're there because the rest of the family goes and mum wont let me blatantly stop going. She's still rather loyal to him.

then that is not being true to the dancing
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« Reply #591 on: November 26, 2009, 08:21:52 PM »


We also have danced foxtrot on waltz music, that is an interesting exercise
Now thats one I refuse to do - its too easy to switch from FT into W without noticing it.  Besides, the art of FT is fitting three steps into four beats, W music is sort of cheating Wink
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« Reply #592 on: November 26, 2009, 08:26:29 PM »

yes. but the objective of that exercise was to slow down our foxtrot... which was successful  Grin
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« Reply #593 on: November 26, 2009, 09:19:49 PM »

We also have danced foxtrot on waltz music, that is an interesting exercise

We danced waltz to foxtrot music. Certainly was interesting.
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« Reply #594 on: November 28, 2009, 05:16:22 AM »

A small amount of practice goes a long way  Roll Eyes (if you do it right!!). 

It is easier and more comfortable to dance ballroom in proper hold and if you actually use your head weight.

I can do Samba  Grin
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« Reply #595 on: November 28, 2009, 05:23:48 AM »

I can do Samba  Grin

wow!  congrats... not sure I can do any dance Tongue
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« Reply #596 on: November 28, 2009, 06:10:12 AM »

I actually learned something useful last lesson.....keeping my right side up!
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« Reply #597 on: November 28, 2009, 08:33:32 AM »

does that apply to women as well  Shocked
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« Reply #598 on: November 28, 2009, 08:56:26 AM »

I actually learned something useful last lesson.....keeping my right side up!
Right?  The both partner's have to keep their left up.  However, the R mustn't drop as a concequence - is this what your coach was working on?
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« Reply #599 on: November 28, 2009, 10:28:08 AM »

[I've used SW's post (hope thats OK) to start a new topic on 'keeping the side up - but which!!' in the Advanced ballroom area.]
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